With all of the dog bite attacks that circulate in the news, you may sometimes worry; what if that were you? National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23, 2015) can help.
Every year, more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs. By far, children are the most frequent victims of dog bites. They are also the most likely to be severely injured when a dog bites. Do try to socialize your dog and expose him to many different people and situations but take care not to overwhelm him. Keep your vaccinations up to date for a worst case scenario.
In most states a dog can be destroyed if they bite someone and they are not up to date on vaccines. Understand every dog has the potential to bite. Yes, even your family dog can bite – Children are most often bitten by the family dog, not a stranger’s dog. Just because you have had your dog since a puppy doesn’t mean he won’t bite. Given the right situation (pain, fear, excitement, etc.) any dog can bite.
Study found that most renters who own dogs do not have renters insurance and therefore are unprotected when their dogs bite or otherwise injure a person. The dog owners are not the only ones who are unprotected, however. When a dog owner is not insured, the victim either has to drop his claim for reasonable compensation, or bring it himself in small claims court. This is because insurance companies pay victims only 10 to 20 cents on the dollar when the victims do not have a lawyer, so a victim has to go to court to get a full cup of justice.
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