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Blog Category Dog and Animal Attacks

Preventing dog bites by recognizing possible warning signs

June 8th, 2018

Any dog can biteDogs are frightening to some people. For others, dogs are their best friends. There is regular talk in the media about specific breeds being dangerous as opposed to others recognized as traditional family canines. No matter how you feel about the more than 40 million dogs in the United States, the one thing our law firm always tries to express is that any dog is capable of biting.  Publicizing that fact will hopefully prevent some injuries.

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Avoiding Holiday Dog Bites

December 6th, 2017

older basset hound in front of christmas treeYour dog is your best friend and you trust your pet with all that you are. Your sweet dog would never bite anyone. If that is how you currently view your animal, changing your way of thinking could keep both of you safer this time of year.

While anyone with a pet may believe that their animal wouldn’t hurt a fly, the truth of the matter is that any dog can bite and will bite under a given set of … Read more

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Include Your Pets in Your Hurricane Plans

September 6th, 2017

dog standing on concrete column, surrounded by floodwaterWe’ve all seen the amazing rescue of pets left behind in Hurricane Harvey. There have also been videos of animals that were unable to be rescued due to their aggression brought on by distress and fear. Preparing for your pets in a hazardous weather event is important. For many, pets are members of the family, but for shelters, it is often humans first. Knowing how to take care of your pets in the event that Hurricane Irma makes landfall or … Read more

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My Dog Bit Someone, What Should I do?

June 28th, 2017

dog bite injuryIf you have a beloved family dog, like millions of other Americans do, chances are slim that you believe it would ever bite anyone. After all, who knows your dog better than you? Despite what you may think, any dog is capable of causing a dog bite injury. Even the most well behaved dogs can lash out unexpectedly. If you find yourself in a situation where your dog has injured someone through a dog bite, these steps may be helpful … Read more

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Snake Bite Rates On the Rise in North Carolina

May 15th, 2017

One of the best features of North Carolina is the vast expanses of wilderness. In the spring and summer, locals and tourists alike venture onto the thousands of trails throughout the state to explore the woods and mountains. Yet there is a danger in North Carolina that has made the headlines recently: snake bites.

According to the Carolinas Poison Control Center, there were 71 calls about snake bites in April. In April of 2016, there were only 19. That’s an … Read more

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An Overview of North Carolina’s Dog Bite Laws

May 10th, 2017

Dog biting laws in North CarolinaBeing bitten by a dog can be terrifying. While most dog owners hold tight to the belief that their dog would never bite anyone, the truth is that, given the right circumstances, any dog will bite. Those who make the laws understand this, and they have put rules and restrictions in place to protect those who are bitten. Here is a brief overview of the current dog bite laws in North Carolina.

Before we begin, it is important to … Read more

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When Are You Most Likely to Be Bitten By a Dog?

April 21st, 2017

Dog attackingThere are millions of dogs in the United States. They are arguably the most popular pet in the nation. With so many dogs residing in households, it should come as no surprise that thousands of people are bitten every year. No one wants to believe that their beloved dog could ever bite someone, but the truth is that any dog can bite given the “right” circumstances. Knowing why dogs tend to bite can go a long way toward preventing these … Read more

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How to Train Your Dog Not to Bite

June 17th, 2016

Millions of people in the United States call dogs members of their family. Many of these people mistakenly believe that a dogs’ “hands” are its front paws. The truth of the matter is that a dog uses its mouth in much the same way that an infant uses its hands: to explore the world.

It makes sense that if puppies and dogs explore with their mouths, people may get bit. Not biting skin is something that puppies need to be … Read more

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The Right Way to Greet an Unfamiliar Dog

May 9th, 2016

approaching dogs in a safe wayDogs are the most popular pet in American households today. There are millions of home with at least one dog in residence, and many that have multiple canines running about. You may even count yourself among the millions of dog owners in the country.

No matter how much you love all things covered in fur, you may not be approaching unfamiliar dogs the right way. If you aren’t, you run a very real risk of being bitten. Now that the … Read more

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Dogs Aren’t the Only Dangerous Pets

March 11th, 2016

 Persian_kitten_PlayfightingWhen people think about being bitten by a pet or stray animal, the first thing that often comes to mind is a dog. Unfortunately, dogs may not be the worst of our problems. If you are bitten by a cat, you may suffer far more serious damage, up to and including infection.

According to a new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic, cat bites often lead to bacterial infections that are difficult to treat. In fact, these bites … Read more

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