dog bite

Dog bite data from the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization reports that animal bites are a large cause of injury and even death all around the world. Near the top of the list are snake bites, which impact up to five million people every year. However, dog bites rank even more highly, with worldwide reports showing that injuries sustained each year… read more

Can you prevent dog bites in California?

No one wants to be bitten by a dog, and there are some things that you can do in California to keep this from happening. For example, you may want to read up on different breeds and their temperaments when you are trying to decide what dog to get as a family pet. You can… read more

Vicious dogs and the impact of an attack

The majority of dogs are not vicious at all, which is why people love to keep them as household pets as they have for centuries. However, there are always outliers. It is important to know when a dog is considered to be vicious and what can be done about it. In California, a dog that… read more

What should Californians do if bitten by a dog?

When most Californians are bitten by a dog they don’t know, their chief concern is contracting rabies. It’s important to remember that, according to the California Department of Public Health, only 3 percent of animal rabies cases occur from bites by domestic animals. Most people who get rabies are bitten or scratched by a wild… read more

Important dog bite facts Californians should know

Dogs. Often considered to be man’s best friend, these muscular, four-legged animals can quickly turn into man’s worst nightmare given the right — or wrong — circumstances. While a number of breeds are considered more aggressive or dangerous than others — pit bulls and rottweilers taking the top two slots — any breed of dog… read more

California city considers ordinance to reduce dog attacks

A California city is deciding whether to combat serious and fatal dog bite attacks by implementing an ordinance that would require all dog and cat owners to spay or neuter their animals over the age of six months. The measure is also aimed at reducing overpopulation of unwanted or stray animals. The Pasadena City Council… read more

How to know when a dog might attack, and what to do after

Dog attacks are all too common in California, especially involving young children. The physical and psychological damage caused by dog bites and attacks can be very serious. In fact, roughly 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States each year, and about 20 percent of these attacks require medical treatment. In order to help… read more

Cat to the rescue in vicious California dog attack

This week, a video showing a cat saving a 4-year-old California boy from a vicious dog attack went viral. The video shows the 4-year-old riding his bike outside of his Bakersfield home when the neighbor’s dog snuck up from behind and attacked the boy’s left leg. Within seconds, the boy’s family cat came to the… read more

What to do after a dog attack in California

Animal attacks are more common in California and the rest of the United States than we would like to think. A dog bite or attack can not only be extremely traumatic for a child or adult, it can also lead to expensive medical bills, lost wages and other costs. For that reason, many individuals who… read more

Escaped camel bites California man on the head

In a bizarre animal attack, a man was bitten on the head when a camel escaped its enclosure last Friday and terrorized locals in a Southern California community. According to authorities, the camel got out of its pen at around 8:30 in the morning and went on a rampage for approximately 45 minutes before it… read more