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Children ages 5-9 -- especially boys -- are at greatest risk of dog bites, a U.S. veterinarian says. Dr.
Any animal can bite, even cute, friendly ones that people have known for years, a U.S. veterinarian warns. If they are put in a new and threatening situation, they may bite, Dr.
NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a dog or cat bites, an infection can follow."Wounds that are most likely to become infected are those on the face and hands or when people wait more than eight hours before seeking medical attention," said Dr.
Dog owners are more likely to share germs with pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with their pet, a U.S. researcher says. Dr.
Dog owners who sleep with their pet or permit licks on the face are in good company. Surveys show that more than half of owners bond with their pets in these ways.