Dog Bite

Dog bites are always traumatic when they occur,
and the outcomes can be devastating to both parties.

Often, the participants involved can be family members and loved ones, or other pets.

Pet owners accounting for the behaviour of the animals they keep, are often shocked – saying the event seemed to occur ‘out-of-the-blue’. This does not apply to bites only.

Pets can be responsible for property damage, falls, or the threat of injury. Unfortunately, children are at the greatest risk of injury from domesticated animals. This is in large part due to their stature, as well as their lack of awareness as it pertains to a pet’s instincts, but it does not mitigate the responsibility of the pet owner to be in complete control of their pet’s behaviour in these extreme circumstances. Pet induced injury can range from a simple nip on the hand, a rambunctious run in a park that knocks someone down, or it could be as serious as a bite requiring stitches, or a mauling with the potential for life-altering injury.


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