Dog Bites

What makes a dog a dangerous dog?

When you think of a dangerous dog, what comes to mind? Is it a dog that barks all the time, one that seems aggressive on a leash or one that has a history of causing harm to other animals or people? Dangerous dogs can be all of these things and more.The Pennsylvania...

What happens after a dog bite?

You love your pet, and you want to make sure he can go with you to parks, playgrounds, beaches and other fun places. As a responsible pet owner, you've gotten your pet training and always keep him leashed. That wasn't the case when a dog attacked you, though.As you...

Holidays and your pet: Avoiding dog bites

Dog bites are a serious concern among those visiting family and friends during the holidays. While Fido might be man's best friend, he still can have an attitude and get scared when changes occur. Dog bites are more common during the holidays, and it's for a good...

What kind of infections do dog bites cause?

Every year, around 2 percent of the American population suffers from dog bites. With around 77.5 million dogs within the country, it would be difficult to prevent them all from occurring. One thing that is particularly important to remember is that regardless of the...

What can you do if you’re attacked at a dog park?

Dog parks are great places to meet other people, pets and to have a relaxing day. Your dog can go off-leash legally, and most dogs are friendly and not territorial since the park is common ground. Most of the time, dogs don't cause any problems at the dog parks, and...

Pit bull attacks: More likely than other breeds

There are people who argue that pit bulls are safe animals to be around. In many cases, it's true that the person who raises an animal has much to do with how it behaves. The problem is that genetics do play a role in an animal's temperament, and pit bulls have been...

Dog bites a serious risk to postal workers

In most cases, dogs are friendly and want to greet new people with a wag of the rail. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Sometimes, dogs feel aggressive toward people they don't know, and that can be a problem.Imagine being a mail carrier who has to come into...

Dog bites: Millions suffer annually

With millions of dogs in the United States, it's no surprise that you hear about dog bites taking place. Even the best-trained animals sometimes lash out due to sickness or fear. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 4.5 million...