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4 reasons to call the doctor after a dog bites your child

Even minor dog bites can be frightening when they happen to your child. You may be able to tell it just needs a bandage, but that doesn't help the panic you're feeling. Should you go to the doctor? How do you know if it's bad enough?

How to protect children from a dog bite

Owning a dog is a desire millions of people have throughout the country. Dogs make great pets. They are loyal to a fault and provide you with unconditional love. But, not all dogs are safe for children to be around. Some dogs simply do not like strangers, especially children, who can be a little rough without knowing it. Here's how you can protect children from a dog bite.

Steps to take after an animal bite

Animals are some of the most beautiful living organisms nature has to offer. They can be majestic, yet also very dangerous. Even trained animals, such as pets, can be dangerous at times. Animals have an innate tendency to bite, especially if they are provoked. If you are bitten by an animal, these are the steps to take immediately following the incident.

Why a dog that bites once is likely to cause more personal injury

Pet owners have a responsibility to prevent their animals from harming others. Still, too many pet owners refuse to acknowledge that their animal could cause personal injury in Tennessee. The consequences of this negligence can be dire - consider the New Jersey woman who was recently attacked by her neighbor's dog. The woman suffered disfiguring injuries to her face and injured her back during the attack, which happened while she was pet-sitting her neighbor's German shepherd chow-chow mix. The result? An $850,000 settlement for medical expenses.

Animal bite injuries not limited to dogs

About 2 to 5 million people in the United States will suffer an injury because of an animal bite every year. Although most animal bites are caused by dogs - about 85 to 90 percent - other domestic animals can also be dangerous and cause personal injuries. The risks associated with a dog bite injury may look different from those that accompany a cat bite injury - but all victims deserve to be compensated for their pain and suffering.

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