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Animal Bites Archives

Pit bulls euthanized after attacking 3 adults

The owner of two pit bulls was apologetic when pleading guilty to two charges of dog at large in the Seabrook District Court. "We apologize and we're very, very sorry," the owner of the dogs said. "I hope everything looks good for (the victims) in the future."

Cat bites may be more dangerous than you originally thought

When people think of potentially dangerous animal bites, probably very few consider cat bites to have the potential of becoming a problem. In fact, it might be shocking to find out that cat bites have the highest risk of becoming infected than any other type of animal bite.

Cat bites: As serious or more serious than bites from dogs

Despite the fact that many people discuss dog bites when they think of animal bites, the truth is that cat bites are as dangerous or potentially even more so when it comes to infection. Cat bites, specifically those to the hands, can cause serious infections that impact your life in a variety of ways.

Complications that can arise from animal bites

Many people fear diseases such as rabies or tetanus when they're bitten by an animal, but there are other complications that are much more common. For instance, deep puncture wounds make it possible for bacteria to gather and get trapped in the body. This can cause deep infections that are difficult to treat. For this reason, those who suffer a dog or cat bite may need to have the wound disinfected or cleaned in a surgical procedure.

Dog bites: The risk of infection is high for victims

Dog bites pose many risks beyond the initial punctures and tears. The American Pet Product Manufacturers Association states that there are around 77.5 million dogs in the U.S. Around 2 percent of people are bitten annually, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What kind of compensation can you get for a dog bite?

You might have been visiting a friend, walking up to knock on a neighbor's door or been riding a bike across the street when a dog attacked. You recognize it as your neighbor's pet during the attack, and you say so after emergency help arrives. You are taken to receive medical care, and now you have to start asking how you're going to cover these expenses.

Pets can become overwhelmed over the holiday season; stay safe

The holidays are an exciting time for your family, but they can also be stressful for certain family members, like your pets. While puppies and kittens could adore the extra attention, they could also become nippy or even bite or attack due to the stress of having so many people around. If you're heading to a home with a dog or cat, here are a few things you can do to help keep yourself and others safe.

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