Reporting Dog Bites in New Jersey

Although dogs can be loyal companions, they still have animal instincts that can be harmful or even deadly. In fact, each year in the United States, approximately 4.7 million people suffer from dog bites; a fifth of that statistic requires medical attention. According to the CDC, children are normally bitten more than adults, particularly children between 8 and 9 years old. The majority of these dog bites are not from stray dogs, they are mostly a neighbor or family member’s[…] Read More

Children and Dog Bites

An article published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery revealed that 313 patients, including 183 children, had suffered at least one dog bite that required emergency medical treatment. The most common injured area was the central target area, which is comprised of the cheeks, nose, and lips; eye injuries include the inner and outer corners of the eye, eyelids, eyebrows, eye sockets, and tear duct systems. Injuries in Children It was also found that children are more at risk for[…] Read More

Warm Weather May Lead to More Dog Bites

Dogs offer companionship, a sense of security, and can make life more rewarding. However, they can also be prone to unpredictable behavior, which includes biting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4,500,000 dog bites occur every year, mostly to children. A study by the State University of New York at Buffalo showed that dog bite injuries to the head and neck are at their highest during the summer months. This could be a result of more[…] Read More

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