Dog bites and dog attack incidents continue to expose individuals to serious safety risks.
According to the US government, about 1,000 US citizens require emergency care treatment daily after being attacked by dogs. Between 1982 and 2014, some of the most dangerous dog breeds include pit bulls, rottweilers, presa canarios, cane corsos, mastiffs, dogo argentinos, fila brasileiros, sharpeis, and boxers. The mixes of these breeds have also been associated with a great deal of attacks.
During the same period, 86 percent of the attacks involving a dog lead to bodily harm. At least 81 percent of the dogs named previously attack children while 89 percent of the same breeds attack adults.
In 76 percent of the cases, fatalities have been announced and at least 86 percent result in maiming.
A recent dog bite incident involving a 3-year-old child reminds us of the potential risks associated with dog attacks. For those of you who are reading this, keep in mind that your and your child’s safety should always be put first.
According to the news sources covering this story, the 3-year-old is now recovering from the wounds she received after being attacked by a dog being walked by a man. Once the family of the girl asked the man if she could pet the 4-year-old dog, the man said yes. As the girl reached out, the dog bit her.
While the dog is being held in quarantine, the girl is recovering from the bite she received to her face.
Experts all agree that individuals should never approach strange dogs, even if they appear friendly. Even in friendly and familiar environment, which renders victims more vulnerable, dogs often attack. So the best way of staying safe and making sure that your child is safe is by simply checking your environment and checking for signs of discomfort. Dogs that are more likely to attack usually flick their tongues out of their mouth and lick their nose. Their bodies also freeze, especially when moving away.
For more on this tragic incident click here. For tips on how to stay safe, watch the video below.