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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

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