WebMD explains dog bites, including how to avoid them and what to do if you are bitten by a dog.
Approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States. Almost 1 out of 5 bites becomes infected. Don't be a victim. Dogs can be our closest companions.
A Dog bite is a bite inflicted upon a person, a group of persons or another animal by a dog. One or more successive bites is often considered a dog attack.
Almost one half of all dog bites involve an animal owned by the victim's family or neighbors. A large percentage of dog bite victims are children.
Every year, thousands of Americans are bitten by animals -- most often dogs. In many cases, a person bitten by an animal may have a legal right to recover damages