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Signs that a dog may have rabies

Rabies can be transmitted from dogs to humans. Even those who do not contract the disease could be seriously injured in an attack. It is very important to make an early diagnosis. Those who get bitten need to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

How to teach your children to avoid a dog attack

Because of their little bodies, delicate skin and lack of understanding about dogs, children are the most at risk of getting seriously hurt in a dog attack. For a small child, even a tiny dog could cause devastating injuries, so it's important that parents teach their children how to stay safe around dogs as soon as they're old enough to understand how to safely comport themselves around pets.

Children need surgery after dog bites more than adults

Children and adults tend to split up dog bite incidents fairly evenly, at least when looking at bites that put people in the hospital. Of the 800,000 annual bites that lead to hospital visits, about 400,000 are children and 400,000 are adults.

Animal bites: What actions should be avoided

Animal bites are a risk any time there are animals in the home or outside, especially in the summer when there are more people interacting with them. While most animals that are pets are harmless and unlikely to hurt you or others, there are some that quickly become dangerous and seriously injure those around them.

Does someone's personality affect the risk of a dog bite?

Can your body language and personality increase the chances of a dog bite? You know that you shouldn't tease a dog, act aggressively toward it or bother it while it is eating. However, there may be specific personality traits that could lead to you being a dog bite victim.

9-year-old girl bitten on face, neck by friend's dog

It only takes a few seconds for an attacking dog to maul or kill someone. For those who survive a vicious dog attack, the physical injuries are often less disabling than the emotional trauma suffered. Certainly the emotional trauma can last much longer, especially when the victim is a young child.

What should I do if I'm bitten by a dog in Tennessee?

When you are bitten by a dog on another person's property, you need to make a plan of action. The first thing on the list is likely going to be getting medical care. This helps you to learn the scope of the injuries that you suffered. It also gives you a treatment plan to help you recover from the injuries.

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