HEALTHBEAT When the dog bites
Back when I was in seventh grade or thereabouts, I was riding my bike one summer day when a large black dog came running after me. His owner was nowhere in sight. He growled and snapped at my heels as... Posted on 5/19/11 at 11:04 AM
Dog bites tear open some serious issues. They can cause scars, infections, even rabies
Even dog bites that don’t look serious should be taken seriously.
Bacteria, such as pasteurella multocida, is present in many dogs’ — and cats’ — mouths and can cause serious complications, such as infections and joint damage in humans.
A dog pack blamed for the killings of a Georgia couple is a reminder of the fragility of mankind’s pact with canines. Underlying the relationship between the species is a simple expectation: We feed them, they don’t kill us.
Brooke Sazama was 3 when a dog bit her in the face. The Moorhead girl is now 12, and unless you’re looking for it, you might not notice the scar on her cheek. But some of her classmates have. “They call her ‘Scar Face,’ ” said Stephanie Sazama, Brooke’s mom.
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