Sunday, April 27, 2008
DogsBite.org - As we get closer and closer to Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 18-24), more press releases and articles will be written to help victims of dog bites. The article below fails to mention the number one task to do after being bitten by a dog: identify the dog. If the dog cannot be identified, as a victim, you may be forced to undergo a series of expensive and painful rabies shots.
"Usually, dog bites are very painful and can remain swollen, infected and tender for the duration of recovery. The victim of an attack should immediately seek medical assistance to avoid or delay the development of a severe infection. Bites are so damaging that they may swell, bruise and in most of the cases, require stitches to the bitten area...
When the wound is entirely healed, the person may undergo surgery to improve the scar. The suffered person may also need therapy to eliminate the fear existing in the mind of that person when he is in the presence of dogs. The idea of seeking help from an authorized body is well-versed in the case of dog bites who know the related laws properly."
Dog Bite Prevention WeekMauling Season Marked by USPS
DogsBite.org - As we enter into the mauling season, the US Postal Service reminds dog owners to be responsible in the nationally driven, Dog Bite Prevention Week: May 18-24. Last year, 3,212 letter carriers sustained OSHA recordable dog bite injuries. More than 4.7 million people -- most of them children and elderly -- are bitten by dogs each year.
What to Do After a Dog Bite
How to Avoid a Dog Attack