The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs each year. Of these 4.5 million bites, 885,000 require medical attention. As recently as 2006, 31,000 people were forced to undergo reconstructive surgery to repair the damage caused by dog bites.
There’s no doubt Americans love their dogs more than ever – increasing numbers of families own one or multiple dogs. Most of the time, dogs are wonderful pets and help you and your family enjoy life more.