National Dog Bite Prevention Week opened with the terrible news of the death of a newborn infant attacked by the family dog. More than 50% of children in the United States will be bitten by a dog before their 12th birthday. While some dog bites are relatively minor and don’t require ongoing medical attention, others […]
The number of hospitalizations due to dog bites has nearly doubled in the last ten years, according to a recent report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The most recent statistics from 2008 indicate an average of 26 people per day had to be admitted to hospitals throughout the U.S. because of dog […]
The Seattle Times reported that on September 9, 2008, a 71 year old woman named Huong Le was attacked by two pit bulls that had come from a man's home two blocks away. She had bite wounds all over her body and had broken a bone in her arm. She was listed in serious condition, but […]
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The Center For Disease Control (CDC) lists the following breeds in declining order of fatalities: Pit Bull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Husky, Malamute, Doberman Pinscher, Chow Chow, Great Dane, Saint Bernard. However, there are several reasons why it is not possible to have an accurate count for the attack rate between breeds for comparison. For instance, […]