Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

Dog on a leash growling at an object

Even the most dedicated dog owner can’t be with their pets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every once in a while, people may need the help of a pet sitter to take care of their dog during a vacation or to walk their dog while they’re at work during the day. Regardless

Dog jumping on woman in park

When people think of injuries caused by dogs, dog bites are the first thing to come to mind. But while dog bites do indeed force hundreds of thousands of people to seek medical treatment every year, they’re not the only kinds of injuries dogs can cause. Dogs don’t even necessarily have to be acting aggressively

Small dog viciously opening mouth toward human hands

Even if you don’t have a dog of your own, it’s still very easy to encounter dogs in your day-to-day life. According to the American Pet Products Association’s 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, 63.4 million American households own at least one dog, so there’s a very good chance you could run into dogs when you

Small dog being walked on a leash by owner

When you think of summer, what do you think of? Baseball games? Vacations? Hot weather? Barbeques? One thing most people don’t typically associate with summer is an increased risk of dog bites. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), over 4.5 millions people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States and

Small black haired dog biting woman's thumb

Fostering a dog can be an extremely rewarding experience. If you’ve been thinking about getting a dog, fostering one can help you figure out if owning one is right for you. You can also help free up space in a shelter or help a dog adjust to living in a regular home before it moves

Black and brown dog with mouth open aggressively

When people think about aggressive dogs or dogs that are prone to biting, they often tend to think of certain breeds of dogs. They often tend to picture breeds like pit bulls or rottweilers before they think of something like a corgi or a golden retriever. It’s no secret that certain types of dogs have

Two small dogs combatively barking at other side of fence

Making sure your dog is properly contained is essential an essential part of pet safety. Whether it’s putting a dog on a leash when you go on a walk around the neighborhood or securing the dog in another room as visitors come in the house, restraining your dog not only protects your pet, it also

Black and white dog with red leash in its mouth

Dog collars play a very important role in dog safety. Not only do they give you a place to put a dog’s identification, they give you a way to restrain your dog, helping protect your dog and people who come near your dog. Properly containing your dog is one of the most effective ways to

Angry dog with mouth wide open

Without a doubt, dogs are one of the most popular types of pets in America. According to the American Pet Products Association’s 2017-2018 survey, 89.7 million dogs were owned in the United States. With so many dogs around, it comes as no surprise that dog bites are extremely common. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association,

Dog with human hand in its mouth

When dogs bite, one of the biggest questions victims have on their mind is “Why did this happen?” Owners of the dog involved often find themselves wondering the same thing. No dog owner ever wants to think that their beloved pet could seriously hurt someone, but every year, hundreds of thousands of people need medical

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