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Dog owners may want to consider giving their dogs the gift of peace and quiet this holiday season

The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks and be merry. During the holidays, many households tend to be a lot more hectic than normal. For many San Diego area residents, extra houseguests coupled with often copious amounts of food are synonymous with the holiday season. However, for a family dog, unfamiliar people and tempting treats can make for a disastrous recipe.

Investigation into dog bite cases provides valuable insight

Loyal, loving, friendly, energetic and playful are all words commonly used to describe dogs. There's no doubt that a dog can exhibit behaviors readily associated with these pronouns. However, it's important to note that every dog can also exhibit behaviors associated with being fearful, anxious, aggressive and unpredictable.

California led nation in 2013 for dog bite insurance claims

While often referred to as man's best friend, a dog is first and foremost an animal and can therefore be dangerous and unpredictable. Every year dogs are also responsible for sending approximately 885,000 people to the hospital and ER. In many cases, victims of dog bites and attacks are children. Injuries that result from a dog bite or attack can be serious and debilitating in nature and in some cases even fatal.

The physical and emotional pain of a dog bite injury

Millions of Americans own pets. Dogs are undoubtedly one of the most beloved of all pets, and the U.S. is home to some 70 million dogs. While many of these canine companions are regarded and treated by their owners as members of the family, they are animals and can therefore be unpredictable and, in some cases, dangerous.

Man sentenced in dog mauling that killed California toddler

A California man was recently sentenced for crimes in connection to a fatal mauling of a toddler involving three pit bulls. The man was caring for the 2 year-old, who was his step grandson, when the incident occurred. A local CBS affiliate, CBS 8, reported that the man had separated his five pit bulls from the area he was using to care for the child, keeping the dogs in the garage. The young child was left unsupervised and wandered to the garage. The boy somehow entered the area where the dogs were kept and was fatally attacked, reportedly by only three of the five dogs. Details from the investigation note the young boy received over 100 dog bites.

San Diego tops national list for dog bite attacks

Dog attacks are hot topics after the video of a cat defending a young boy from an attacking dog went viral. The video appears to depict a cat saving the young boy from a dog bite. Although the video may lead to renewed vigilance for parents watching over children around dogs, it is not the only piece of alarming news. A recent report released by the Associated Press notes that authorities recently released statistics on dog bites throughout the country in an effort to promote dog bite awareness.

Pit bull in quarantine after unprovoked Rolando attack

The world can be a scary place. Taking precautions to protect yourself can make sense whether you live in San Diego or some quiet bedroom community. For some people that protection might be in the form of a gun. For a woman in the Rolando neighborhood, it took the form of a 3-year-old pit bull by the name of Fatal.

Days after dog attacks, question of ownership remains

If someone in San Diego becomes the victim of a vicious attack by a dog, the owner of that dog should not be surprised if action is taken to hold them accountable. The damage that an animal attack can do is not limited to the physical injuries that can be inflicted. There can be significant emotional trauma, as well.

4-year-old awaits reconstructive surgery after dog attack

Too many dog owners fail to educate themselves about the particular lifestyles their pets will require in order to be healthy and friendly. For example, if a dog whose breed is known for an active lifestyle is chained to an anchor in a yard, then there is a good chance that the animal will develop aggressive tendencies. Dog owners can also neglect to properly socialize their pets, and unfortunately, serious dog bites often result.

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