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 can bite a human. Knowing your risks though may help you avoid a potentially fatal encounter though down the road.
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.
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.
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.
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.