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

Postal Workers and Dog Bite Injuries

The United States Postal Service (USPS) reports that last year, more than 6,000 postal workers were attacked by dogs. That averages out to around 17 attacks every day of the year. Dog bites left employees with injuries ranging from cuts and scrapes to deep and painful puncture wounds. While fatalities caused by dog bites are less common, they are still reported. To prevent these injuries, USPS takes a three-step approach to reduce the risk of dog bite attacks to keep[…] Read More

Children’s Emotional Scars From Dog Bites

About 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of all children under the age of 12 have been bitten by a dog. In one study, children’s emergency room visits for dog bites was second only to baseball/softball injuries. How to Avoid Dog Bites  The most important precaution to take to protect children from dog bites is to avoid leaving children alone with a dog – even[…] Read More