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Animal Bites Archives

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.

Are there ways to prove fault if a dog bites you?

In most states, strict liability means that a dog's owner will have to pay for any damages or injuries caused by his or her animal. If you need to prove that the animal attacked you for any reason or need additional evidence for your case, here are a few things you should look for.

What to do after a cat or dog bites

Imagine walking down the street when a stray dog suddenly runs after you and attacks. Or, maybe you were at a friend's house when the family cat suddenly decided to claw you, digging deep into your arm. Both situations are similar and threatening to you; you're injured, and you need to get medical help.

What bites can do to the body: Cats and dogs attack

When you're bitten by an animal, the last thing you're going to be thinking about is how to pay for your care. Your main concern will be getting the help you need to suture wounds, prevent infection or to surgically repair broken bones, torn muscles or other concerns.

Animal bites: The ways you can seek compensation

You may have been walking down the street, knocking on a neighbor's door to come for a visit, or simply minding your own business in your own yard when it happened: A dog attacked. Now, you have had to seek medical attention and need someone to cover the bills.

What should you do after being bitten by a cat or dog?

If you're bitten by a dog or cat, the way you treat the wound may affect how well it heals. Any time an animal's bite or scratch breaks the skin, it's important to have the wound seen by a medical professional. Even young puppy or kitten bites can become infected, especially those around joints or tendons.

What do you need to know about animal bite infections?

Imagine being attacked by a pet or a stray animal; even though the injury didn't seem like much, suddenly you're finding yourself ill and in a lot of pain. One of the reasons this might be happening is because of an internal infection from the animal's saliva and bacteria or viruses it carried.

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