Many people consider dogs to be harmless, domesticated animals, and in many cases, they are. However, certain situations may arise when a pet turns aggressive. Dog bites can cause serious emotional and physical wounds that take time, energy and money to heal. As this blog explained in a series of recent posts, dog owners are responsible for damages that their animals cause.
According to the Center for Disease Control, each year dogs bite around 350,000 people. Many of these victims are helpless children. Even small bites and scratches can become serious medical situations if they succumb to infection. For this reason, dog owners need to take care to properly restrain and control their animals around others -- or pay for the consequences.