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How Do I Deal with an Attacking Dog While Cycling?

Our fluffy, four-legged companions are normally nothing but friendly. Bicycles, unfortunately, have a way of provoking the worst canine behavior. This makes sense, as dogs descended from wolves, and wolves evolved to chase down their prey. A speeding cyclist may cause a dog’s predatory instinct to kick in. If you find yourself in such a situation, here’s the strategy you should take to deal with an attacking dog. How to Deal with and Attacking Dog Use your water bottle – You can use a water bottle as a harmless but effective weapon to protect yourself from a dog. If the dog has given chase and is showing signs of attacking, squirting him in the eyes can make him slow down. Normally, this will startle him enough for you to get away safely. Keep dog treats with you – If you’re worried about the dog at an unavoidable house on your…
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California Tops for Dog Bite Injury Claims

State Farm Insurance released a study in May about dog bites across the country. It appears that dog bites overall are declining across the board—except for mail carriers, who are being bitten by viscous dogs more frequently. State Farm received 3,670 dog bite claims in 2012. The average cost of each claim was $29,522. California appears to have lead the nation in dog bite injuries in 2012, with 451 claims to State Farm that cost a total of $17.1 million. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, over half of all dog bite victims are children. Approximately 400,000 children are treated for dog bite injuries in the United States annually. According to the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, there were 27,752 operations to reconstruct tissue to dog bite victims in 2012. These incidents often require plastic surgery and major operations. Dog bite injuries can be costly. Dog owners in California…
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San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Warns Public Following Dog Bite

Police responded to a residence in Mire Mesa on January 4 after receiving calls about a dog bite, according to UT-San Diego. A pit bull reportedly bit a 66-year-old man in the hand and leg, and paramedics took the man to the hospital with minor injuries. The dog was impounded and put in quarantine at a shelter, according to Dan DeSousa, deputy director of the San Diego County Department of Animal Services. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites annually in the United States, and the actual number is likely much higher due to unreported incidents. Children between the age of 5 and 9 are statistically the most likely to be attacked by a dog. Young children and elderly people are extremely vulnerable to dog attacks. Always keep a close eye on your children when you are out at…
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