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Dog held by Florida authorities after bite attack

Florida is home to one of the United States' most diverse populations of animals, from strange lizards to common house pets. Pet owners or caregivers must always control domesticated animals, especially those in crowded towns and cities. This is particularly true for animals known to attack people.

Steps to clean a puncture wound

One of the biggest problems with a puncture wound is simply that it may appear to be less problematic than a longer cut or laceration. The flesh closes over the wound. You think the bleeding is done and that the damage isn't that bad.

A dog attacked my child. Who should pay?

You would do anything to protect your child and hold liable parties accountable for undue pain and suffering, but what if your child suffered harm not because of a person, but because of an animal? A dog bite can be both physically and emotionally traumatic, and you may find yourself feeling helpless and overwhelmed.

Can adults adjust emotionally after a facial disfigurement?

Dog bites to the face are among the worst when looking at the long-term impact. They can leave people with permanent disfigurements that change the way they feel about themselves long after the pain has subsided and the healing process is over. These can impact job prospects, romantic relationships and much more.

Tips for avoiding dog attacks while jogging

For some joggers, one of their biggest concerns involves being chased or attacked by dogs. Dogs may believe they are protecting their territory or they may be controlled more by a basic predator/prey instinct. Either way, attacks can be painful and even deadly, so it's important to know what you can do to avoid them.

It can be good for a dog bite to bleed

When you're bitten by a dog, one of your first concerns may be stopping the bleeding. Of course, if it's a serious bite, you need to get the bleeding stopped and get medical attention. However, medical experts do note that some bleeding can be good, and they even tell people to encourage it -- sometimes by gently pressing on the area around the bite -- if it isn't bleeding on its own.

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