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Dog Attacks Cause Serious Injuries for Children
With more than 83 million dogs in the U.S., pets to 56.7 million households, dog bites occur every 75 seconds. Each day, over 1,000 people need emergency medical care to treat these injuries. For children, a dog bite is the fifth most frequent reason they go to the emergency room.
Because of their height, children typically suffer facial and neck injuries from a dog attack. These injuries often require reconstructive or cosmetic surgery and long-term medical treatment.
Physical trauma is only part of the impact. Oftentimes, the victim, especially if a child, suffers emotional ramifications and a permanent fear of dogs.