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Children are particularly susceptible to dog attacks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites each year in the United States. While that number is certainly staggering, another equally concerning statistic reported by the ASPCA is that roughly half of all dog-bite victims that seek medical attention are actually children.

5 dog breeds commonly linked to serious bite injuries

Even though most people would like to believe their dogs would never bite an innocent person, the truth of the matter is dog attacks occur all the time - and often involve dogs that have never shown signs of violence.

Postal workers beware, San Diego is 3rd worst city for USPS dog bites

In honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which runs May 17-23, the United States Postal Service (USPS) recently released a list of the top 30 cities for dog attacks among postal workers and letter carriers. In total, 5,767 postal employees were involved in dog attacks last year.

With summer almost here, kids must remember to be cautious of dogs

While dog bites are truly tragic no matter the victim, they are especially devastating when they involve children. After all, small children typically have little defense when fighting off a dog attack. With summer vacation quickly approaching for San Diego elementary students, parents need to be even more on guard when their children are playing outside, or playing anywhere near a dog for that matter.

The 5 steps you need to take following a dog attack

Dog bites and attacks aren't only terrifying and painful, but often unexpected. One minute you may be walking down the sidewalk enjoying your day, and the next, fending off a vicious dog. In some instances, you may simply be doing your job when a dog attacks you out of nowhere.

USPS Dog Bites, Finest City 4th worst in U.S.

San Diego prides itself on being one of the finest cities in the world. Unfortunately when it comes to dog attacks on United States Postal Service (USPS) workers, San Diego is one of the worst. The nation-wide ranking of most dog bites involving United States Postal Service workers for 2013 was released last month, and once again San Diego has some of highest incidents of dogs attacking postal carriers. San Diego ranked 4th on the list with 53 dog bites.

San Diego Dog Bites, heroic cat saves toddler

A 4 year old boy who sustained severe dog bites has a lot to be thankful for, after a bystander's heroic act of bravery fended off the dog thereby preventing further injury to the boy. The remarkable part of the story is the brave bystander being a tabby cat. The cat, named Tara, was captured on security camera on May 13 when she pounced on a dog that attacked her 4-year-old owner Jeremy Triantafilo. The video, which has garnered 21 million views on YouTube, shows the dog biting and attempting to drag the boy. Within seconds, Tara leapt onto the dog, and in a flurry of hair and nails chased the canine away.

San Diego Dog Bites, $7 million jury verdict for victim

In a recent Florida dog bite case, a jury awarded a man more than $7 million to compensate him for injuries and future medical expenses associated with the dog bites he suffered back in 2011. The man sustained severe epidermal injuries and permanent back injuries as he fought to escape from three aggressive dogs owned by his neighbors.

San Diego dog bites, pit bulls injure three in Bay Terraces

Dog bites were rampant in Bay Terraces on March 1st of this year. A roaming pack of three pit bulls attacked three different people in three separate attacks. The dogs first attacked 60 year-old Norma Williams while she was walking home from Church. The pit bulls surrounded and attacked her, biting her ankle and ripping her pants. Nearby resident Michael Ward heard Ms. Williams' screams and came to her aid. The pit bulls then attacked Mr. Ward, biting him many times on his thigh and torso. Later, the dogs attacked a 79 year-old man who was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for the dog attack injuries.

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