Tag Archives: children and dogs

Infant bitten in “unprovoked attack” by family dog: What can we learn?

In the news today is the report that a baby girl in Indiana was the victim of an unprovoked attack by the family dog.  It’s not unusual to hear this declaration from victims of bites, parents, animal control officers and … Continue reading

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Infant killed by the family dog; What can we learn?

Sadly, there is no lack of news stories about dogs that have killed infants. I try to sift through the media blasts to find any information about the reasons – behavioral, medical, environmental — for each tragic story. In most … Continue reading

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Should young children have their own service dogs?

The story of a 3-year-old girl born with a debilitating lung disease, neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy or NEHI, is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Although this brave, adorable little girl and her parents have to cope with so difficult a situation, … Continue reading

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