Today’s tip: Dog bites can be a big problem, especially if you don’t want a lawsuit on your hands! Click the link to learn what you can do about it.
Next week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and health care specialists, veterinarians and the insurance industry are trying to get out the word about reducing dog bite incidents this year.
In 2011, about 70 million dogs were living in U.S. households, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, down from about 72 million in 2006. That means more than 36% of the population has canine companionship.
The downside to that statistic is the more than 4.7 million dog bites reported each year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 800,000 Americans seek medical attentional annually for dog bites. Of those injuries, nearly half require emergency room treatment. Dog bite rates are highest among children ages 5 to 9, and related fatalities average 16 a year.
Along with any physical and emotional damage, these incidents have financial costs. The Insurance Information Institute estimates that insurers paid out nearly $ 489 million in dog bite claims last year. Giant insurer State Farm says it dealt with 3,670 dog bite claims in 2012, paying
It’s a hilarious battle of wits, when 12 year old Owen and his dog are left home alone with his older sister, and run into three bumbling jewel thieves to find missing treasure. With its hilarious cast of crooks and an epic final showdown at Owen’s booby-trapped fort, Dog Gone delivers all the good natured comedy and action that a classic family film should!
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