Spring is approaching, and with so many outdoor activities about to take place, one thing you might be concerned about are dog bites. Overall, dogs are wonderful animals that participate in life as companion animals to adults and children alike. If you suffer an attack by one or have a fear of these animals, though, you are not alone. In fact, dogs do cause serious harm if they attack.
Whether you come into contact with loose dogs at the playground or you're visiting your friend that has a very lazy basset hound, it is important to know what to do in case your child is bitten and how to prevent provocation in the first place. In general, children are more likely to be bitten or attacked by a dog than an adult. Of those bitten, one in five requires medical attention.