Just How Dangerous Are Dog Bites?

4.5 million dog bites occur per year in the U.S. – about 90 percent out of all animal bites. From this amount, 880,000 seek medical care, 30,000 require reconstructive surgery, and 15 to 20 people die per year. In fact, one out of every five bites requires some form of medical attention. Dog Bites are…

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How to Deal With a Loose Dog

You’re walking along – alone or taking your own pet around the block – and you spot a stray or loose dog at a distance. In this scenario, a fight between both dogs could easily ensue – with you and your pet getting bit or injured in the process. Often, the confrontation comes on unexpectedly….

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Just How Serious Are Dog Bites?

An American has a 1 in 50 chance of being bit by a dog, and in fact, one of these injuries occurs every 75 seconds. As a result, over 1,000 people require emergency medical care per day. Some injuries are fatal, while many more require costly medical procedures. And this doesn’t even cover the psychological…

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What to Do After a Dog Bite

4.5 million people are bit by dogs per year, with one out of every five requiring medical attention. While children are more likely to be injured, the wounds resulting range from superficial cuts to punctures requiring immediate medical attention. Should something like this happen, be sure to do the following: Clean the Wound or Get…

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Control Your Dog: What Do Connecticut Laws Say About Responsibility Regarding Dog Bites and Attacks?

States define animal control laws, encompassing bites, attacks, and an owner’s responsibility in the process. In a case concerning any one of these instances, such laws assist with attributing responsibility. In Connecticut, what points should you be aware of, should a bite or attack occur? Leash and Roaming Laws As a dog’s owner or keeper…

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