Cherry Hill Dog Bite Lawyers: Dog Bite Prevention Week
National Dog Bite Prevention Week was recently recognized last month. During the week-long campaign, public health and animal welfare officials urged dog owners to take the following precautions to prevent potentially devastating dog attacks:
- Have your dog spayed or neutered. In 84% of dog attacks, the attacking dog is unneutered. Neutered dogs are less likely to roam, fight, and bite.
- Make sure your dog is well-socialized at a young age. Dogs that are isolated and have minimal human contact tend to be more territorial and aggressive than dogs that are properly socialized among people and other pets.
- Never leave a dog unsupervised around children. In almost 50% of all fatal dog attacks, a young child is the victim.
- Do not let your dog run loose. Obey leash laws, and make sure fenced yards are secure so your dog cannot escape.
- Confine your dog when necessary. If your dog becomes nervous or stressed by visitors, restrict him or her to safe area while you have guests.
- Keep your dog healthy. Take your dog for regular checkups with a veterinarian to ensure that he or she is up to date with vaccinations. Dogs who are hurt or sick may behave more aggressively than they normally would. Your vet can help you identify factors that may cause your dog to become aggressive.
All dogs, regardless of breed or size, have the potential to cause injury to a person. If you or a loved one was bit by a dog, the dog’s owner may be liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Cherry Hill dog bite lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore can help you obtain full and fair compensation for dog bite injuries. Contact us online or call 1-800-CANT-WORK to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Maryland.
For more information on dog bite prevention, visit the American Veterinarian Medical Association’s website by clicking here.