Is a Dog “Attack” the Same as a Dog Bite?

By JohnDog or Animal Bites

Texans love their dogs. In fact, the Lone Star State is home to half a million more dogs than there are in California, even though Texas has 12 million fewer people. With more dogs, however, comes more dog problems. In fact, Texas leads the nation in fatal dog attacks between 2005 and 2013.

All Dogs Have Teeth

By JohnDog or Animal Bites

Most of us have preconceived ideas about the personalities of our canine companions. And for good reason: a dog’s breed can tell us a lot about it without us ever having to meet it. One stereotype that many people have wrong, however, is that large breeds are the only dogs that can be vicious. In reality, a dog’s size doesn’t …

Dallas Dogs on the Loose

By JohnDog or Animal Bites

While known as “man’s best friend” in more cozy environments, the stray dogs roaming the streets of Dallas pose a very real threat to the residents.

AVMA Offers Advice for Preventing Dog Bites

By JohnDog or Animal Bites

A dog bite is among the most emotionally traumatic injuries a person can face. Although dog bites are rarely fatal, they can cause severe pain and scarring. Worse, a dog bite attack quickly turns “man’s best friend” into a source of fear and terror – a situation that, especially for young children, can cause anxiety for years after the actual …

Top Tips for Preventing Dog Bite Injuries

By JohnDog or Animal Bites

Dog bite injuries afflict 4.5 million Americans each year. Approximately 800,000 of these injured people need medical treatment for the bites. The overwhelming majority of dog bite injury victims are young children under 5. Although dog bites rarely cause death, they often inflict severe pain and create a fear of dogs that can linger for years – sometimes, for a …

What to Do If Your Pet Dog or Cat Bites You

By JohnDog or Animal Bites

Hundreds of thousands of animal bites occur every year – with dogs taking the top of the list. In every 10 bites, 7 are caused by the owner’s own pet or by one that they know. Unfortunately, most of the cases involve children under the age of 5. This article discusses the things that you need to take note of …

The Yellow Dog Project Raises Awareness

By JohnDog or Animal Bites, Personal Injury

In America, most dogs are loved like family members. They live in our homes, ride in our cars, and play in the parks, along with their two-legged family members. Most people are happy to see a furry pet, and all too often rush over to welcome the animal, without thinking of the animal’s needs, desires, or fears. Yellow Dog Project …

One Bite Too Deep

By JohnDog or Animal Bites, Personal Injury

As the old saying goes, “A dog is a man’s best friend.”  While canines can make wonderful pets (when they’re well trained and appropriately behaved) they can still cause potentially serious injuries if they attack an innocent bystander. Approximately 5 million dog bites occur in the United States annually; unfortunately, many of them consequently end in serious injuries or even …

Dog and Animal Bites

For every awesome, responsible dog owner, there are people who are unfit to train and raise dogs. I believe that human interaction and training is the main cause of a dog or pet acting out violently. Unfortunately, when these dog owners instill a status quo of aggression within an animal, it can affect others in negative ways. Often times, unsuspecting …

Manchester, England Dog Owner Admits to Animal Cruelty Resulting in Wrongful Death

By JohnDog or Animal Bites, Wrongful Death

Earlier this year, 14 year-old, Jade Lomas-Anderson was visiting a friend in Manchester, England when the unthinkable happened. Two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire bull terriers attacked, and mauled young Jade to death. A call to authorities reported out of control canines and an unconscious girl. However, when the police arrived it was too late for Jade, she had already …

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