Interesting reading. It always amazes me how much people expect of their dogs when there are children around. Time to educate the parents?
A SAMPLE OF “KIDS WITH DOGS” PHOTOS TAKEN FROM A 30-SECOND GOOGLE SEARCH
Disclaimer: If you are not horrified by these photographs (even worse….if you think they are cute), you are probably not going to like what follows.
A few statistics: According to the CDC, approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Of these reported bites, a large victim demographic is children under the age of 10. Children are most likely to be bitten severely enough to require medical care or hospitalization. They are also most frequently bitten by their own dog or by a dog who they know, such as the dog belonging to a neighbor or relative. Bites to the face and neck are common in children, most likely because of their size and the types of behavior that they engage in with dogs.
Why is this surprising? Really now. If I can find…
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