“But there was what felt like a lot of dog bites,” says Simon Minford, an advanced nurse practitioner specialising in cosmetic surgery for trauma patients at Alder Hey.While W54s include dog “strikes” – people being knocked over – Tulloch says records show the vast majority of cases are bites.
It was just a normal walkies for Wilf (Picture: My Family Vets )‘We were due to pick him [Wilf] up when my in-laws phoned,’ says Wilf’s owner Helen Lewis, a 50-year-old school teacher and mother-of-two, who lives in Dursley.
-Dog training and behaviour is very crucial.Dogs can learn close to 300 words – all we humans have to do is understand their body language and learn to read 30-odd calming signals in them.
Type of venom: It is far more dangerous than most poisonous snakes because it harms you even if you survive the initial bite. When a venomous snake bites you or your dog, you will observe distinct symptoms:
Severe cases may require using a spray or a fogger, which requires temporary evacuation of the home.It is very important not to use products on your cat that are intended for dogs.Lawn treatments may also be needed if your pet keeps getting re-infected every time it goes outside.Flea PreventionUse a flea comb on your pet and wash his bedding once a week.Keep the outside of your house free of organic debris, such as rake clippings and leaves, and remember that fleas like to hide in dark, moist, shady areas.There are many preventative flea control products available, both as prescription and over-the-counter formulas.TicksTicks are parasites that feed on the blood of unlucky host animals, such as cats and dogs.
Todd was bit in the face by the snake as he walked alongside Paula Godwin (Picture: Paula Godwin /Caters News)Fortunately Ms Godwin was able to quickly scoop Todd and her other dog Copper up into her arms and reach a veterinary hospital within ten minutes.
The statistics don’t lie.Brock Champion required seven stitches after being bitten on the face by an american staffordshire terrier cross bull mastif in the Sydney suburb of Blacktown — one of 13,000 people to attend hospital after a dog bite each year.Source:SuppliedAccording to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, around 13,000 people each year attend hospital emergency departments in Australia for dog bite injuries.