Posts in category "dog bites"

Dogs Attack at a Birthday Party

Dogs Attack at a Birthday Party
Image two dogs identified as pit bulls running from nowhere, terrifying kids at a backyard birthday party. That’s exactly what happened on August 4 on Chicago’s South Side. And the result was the mauling of an innocent 6-year old boy, who remains in the hospital. The adults at the party acted fast to stop it... Read more »

Cat Defends Son Against Dog

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Cat saving the child, and fending off the dog….Sure, it is very possible that a cat can do this. I don’t doubt that. But it seems strange that the video would be taken at more than one angle, and that the dog would do the kind of damage shown here so quickly. Call me cynical.... Read more »

Karen Overall Answers, Decoding Dogs

Karen Overall Answers, Decoding Dogs
This week, your questions are answered by renowned veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall, the Philadelphia, PA-based contributing author to “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27). Overall is also the author of a far more... Read more »
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Killing of Dogs in Sochi: They're 'Biological Trash'

Killing of Dogs in Sochi: They're 'Biological Trash'
Killing dogs will be the new “sport” in the Olympic Village in Sochi. A pest control company, which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years, told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the dogs throughout the Olympics. Alexei Sorokin, director general of pest control firm Basya... Read more »

Homeowner's Insurance Breed Discrimination, With Chuck Goudie

Homeowner's Insurance Breed Discrimination, With Chuck Goudie
Can you imagine being insured for homeowner’s insurance for years without incident – then you do a very good thing, and adopt or rescue a dog, maybe Rottweiler or pit bull-type dog. You identify the dog to the insurer and then you are summarily dropped from the policy. Or you’re now asked to pay more... Read more »

Dog Bites; The Truth is That Many May Go Unreported, But Others Never Reported

Dog Bites; The Truth is That Many May Go Unreported, But Others Never Reported
Q: On a recent podcast, you talked about a dog that killed a baby. When I was a kid, the family dog bit me, and he wasn’t neutered. Do you have any statistics on how many dogs bite family members? — S.F., via cyberspace A: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read more »
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Romania Approves Dog Slaughter

Romania Approves Dog Slaughter
Romania’s answer to solve a stray dog problem is to round them up and kill them, which was just voted into law by Parlaiment September 10. This follows a report that  a 4-year-old boy has died and his 6-year-old brother was injured after they were attacked by a pack of stray dogs outside a park... Read more »

Keeping LOVE Alive, Dr. Debra Horwitz Hits Bark in the Park

Keeping LOVE Alive, Dr. Debra Horwitz Hits Bark in the Park
Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz talks on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio about pet behavior, and also the Ceva Animal Health Keep LOVE Alive Tour. Listen HERE, as Dr. Horwitz points out behavior is about keeping pets alive since so many many many animal are euthanized because of behavior problems. There is help out there,... Read more »

Victoria Stilwell's Advice: 'Train Your Dog Positively'

Victoria Stilwell's Advice: 'Train Your Dog Positively'
“If I, say, put a shock collar on a child, people would look at me with horror,” says Victoria Stilwell, host of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog.” “But dogs feel pain just as we do and have the same emotions we do. I think it’s equally as abusive to use shock collars on... Read more »
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Michael Vick Takes Dog Training Classes

Michael Vick Takes Dog Training Classes
Michael Vick taking dog training classes? What do I make of that? I’m honestly not sure. But, according to a report in USA Today, it’s true.  Vick admitted in October that his family owned a dog, something that he was legally allowed to do after his probation expired last summer. “I understand the strong emotions by... Read more »
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