Category: Animal Bites

The costs of a dog bite

Animal Bites,Our Blog | May 25, 2016

May 15 was the start of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which aims to teach dog owners how to keep them from biting. It is sponsored by the U.S Postal Service, insurance companies and animal enthusiasts themselves. While dog owners may think that their insurance will cover the bill, some in California could be charged…

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Hand injury due to cat bites

Animal Bites,Our Blog | September 8, 2015

As some California pet owners may know, animal bites account for about 2 percent of emergency room visits in U.S. hospitals. While most of the animal bites are from dogs, 10 to 15 percent are cat bites. According to information from the Mayo Clinic, cat bites are serious and hospitalization may be required. When a…

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Research suggests dog attacks are unpredictable

Animal Bites,Our Blog | August 20, 2015

Dog bites are the cause of serious injuries in California every year, especially to young children. Scientists at the University of Liverpool found that dog bites may not be as preventable as previously thought. The team interviewed dog bite victims to learn about what the victims perceived about the attacks in order to learn more…

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Diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans

Animal Bites,Our Blog | July 30, 2015

California residents may be surprised to learn that 60 percent of the infectious diseases that affect humans originated in animals. Three quarters of all emerging infectious diseases are also zoonotic. Most people are aware of the dangers of zoonotic conditions such as rabies, but there are a number of other conditions that can be contracted…

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What caused the deadly balcony collapse in CA this week?

Animal Bites,Our Blog | June 18, 2015

At this point, most Roseville readers (and Californians in general) are well aware of the tragedy that occurred in Berkeley earlier this week. During a birthday party at an apartment complex near the UC-Berkeley campus, a fourth-floor balcony collapsed suddenly, dropping 13 people down about 50 feet onto the street below. Six of those victims…

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California led the nation in 2014 dog-bite insurance claims

Animal Bites,Our Blog | June 12, 2015

The idea that dogs frequently bite mail carriers has long been a cliché. But like most clichés, it is rooted in truth. According to the U.S. Postal Service, approximately 5,767 postal workers nationwide were attacked by dogs in 2014. Postal workers obviously face higher risks because their job involves walking on the properties of dog…

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