Tag Archives: dog bite

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 Swings and Dog Bite Risk: National Dog Bite Prevention Week, Post #1

“Newborn killed after dog attack at home” is the headline that came across my desktop today. As always, I read the media reports with care to understand what the circumstances were and to deduce, if possible, what risks those circumstances … 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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Shelter sued after adopted dog bites

A recently adopted dog, breed unknown (and unimportant), bit the nephew of the new owner, and the nephew is now suing the Yonkers, New York, shelter where the dog was obtained. There is some risk assumed when a dog or … Continue reading

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