Everyone loves dogs, but it is important for dog owners to respect the danger they could present if they are not cared for properly. Dog bites can lead to rabies, which is a deadly disease usually transferred from an animal’s saliva to an open wound on a human, but dog bites can be fatal just by themselves.
Dog owners can take some basic precautions to prevent bites and attacks. Making sure the dog is spayed or neutered will reduce territorial aggression, and regular visits to the veterinarian can ensure the dog is healthy and will not transfer a disease if it should bite. As a puppy, dog owners should socialize their dog with other dogs and humans in order to help them feel comfortable and unthreatened in the presence of other people and dogs. Dogs can become restless, so it is essential that dog owners regularly walk their dogs and always make sure they are using a leash. Finally, if a dog owner has an outside dog, they should ensure that they have a reliable fence that a dog will not be able to escape from.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Bit by a Dog?
If you’ve suffered from a dog bite, you should immediately see a doctor. Even if the dog bite itself is not life threatening, the dog may have diseases, particularly rabies, that could be life threatening. Beyond medical attention, it is important that you find out whatever information you can about who owns the dog. If you’ve been bitten, the dog owner may be at fault. An experienced Austin dog bite attorney will fight for you to obtain compensation for your medical bills and more. To learn more about how an attorney can help you, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, and do not forget to check our blog regularly for updates.
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