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PostSubject: What to do if your dog bite someone   Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:44 pm

http://dogs.about.com/od/faqs/f/What-Should-I-Do-If-My-Dog-Bites-Someone.htm?nl=1

If your dog bites someone its natural that you as the owner would feel panicked because you don't know what to do or what might happen. Here are a few pointers on what are some good steps to take if something like this were ever to happen.

-Obviously stay calm, not only will it help your situation but your reaction and mood will definitely affect your dog.

-Crate your dog or put him/her in a confined area.

-Help the person that got bit wash the wound with soapy warm water.

-Don't get defensive or start blaming each other.

-Get medical help (varies with severity) and exchange contact info (and insurance if needed) with the victim.

-If there were witnesses get their information.

-Contact your vet to get your dogs medical history and contact local authorities.

*** Check your municipal code to see what the cities laws are regarding dog bites. This way you are well prepared for what might happen.

*** Its important to take responsibility for the incident and offer to pay medical expenses. This is also a good way to hopefully avoid a lawsuit.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do if your dog bite someone   Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:53 pm

I have to caution about "Taking Responsiblity" for the incedent. Doing this may cause you more problems if it ever goes to court.

The court may find that b/c you did this, you "knew" your dog was visious and is the reason you felt responsible. It is VERY important for you to sit down and write down EVERY little detail about the incedent. Make sure it includes the events leading up to the bite.

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