Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

“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.

Lady Gaga's dog walker recalls how lung collapsed several times in wake of shooting

Lady Gaga's dog walker recalls how lung collapsed several times in wake of shooting

Lady Gaga's dog walker Ryan Fischer, who was shot in February, learned just how close his brush with death was after he ended up back in the emergency room with a collapsed lung one week after his previous visit to the ER.

Teacher left in coma after being hit by stampede of cows which killed her dog

Teacher left in coma after being hit by stampede of cows which killed her dog

Pip, 63, wants to warn people of the dangers of walking near cows (Picture: The Air Ambulance Service/SWNS)She is collecting donations online as a way of saying thank you to the people who saved her, and has already completed 200 miles so far.

Meet Skipper, the 'miracle' puppy born with 6 legs and 2 tails

Meet Skipper, the 'miracle' puppy born with 6 legs and 2 tails

“I don’t think I’m probably gonna see another puppy in my lifetime like this," Dr. Alison Everett told Oklahoma City’s local NBC affiliate KFOR.

Escaped guard dog attacks two little girls in street

Escaped guard dog attacks two little girls in street

The huge dog attacks the two toddlers after escaping from a nearby business (Picture: Facebook/Mohammed Hussain)Two young children were rushed to hospital after being mauled by an escaped guard dog.

Mum faces losing fingers after family dog bit her and gave her sepsis

Mum faces losing fingers after family dog bit her and gave her sepsis

Michelle Ellis fought for her life in hospital after being bitten by a family dog (Picture: Keana Ellis/BPM MEDIA)A mum-of-four faces losing her fingers after a bite from a family dog gave her sepsis.

Mum loses hand after family dog bit her and gave her sepsis

Mum loses hand after family dog bit her and gave her sepsis

Michelle Ellis fought for her life in hospital after being bitten by a family dog (Picture: Keana Ellis/BPM MEDIA)A mum-of-four faces losing both hands after a bite from a family dog gave her sepsis.

Pit bull attacked boy, 15, and ‘ripped half his face off’

Pit bull attacked boy, 15, and ‘ripped half his face off’

Tamara Doonkeen, from Yukon, Alaska, said her 15-year-old son was attacked by a ‘vicious’ dog while he walked in the street with two friends on Monday.The attack left the teen needing hospital treatment for injuries to his face and Tamara the dog will attack again.

Loyal dog waits for days outside hospital for sick owner

Loyal dog waits for days outside hospital for sick owner

Boncuk’s owner, Cemal Senturk, revealed how he ‘missed her constantly’ (Picture: AP)A devoted dog waited for days outside a hospital where her sick owner was receiving treatment.

Patient dog waits for days outside hospital

Patient dog waits for days outside hospital

A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in Turkey where her sick owner was being treated.Boncuk reunited with her owner, Cemal Senturk.And I miss her too, constantly,” he told DHA.Senturk was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.

Dog follows ambulance to hospital, waits for owner

Dog follows ambulance to hospital, waits for owner

Cemal Senturk, owner of Boncuk, outside of a medical care facility in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, Turkey, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

How therapy animals brought comfort and joy in pandemic year

How therapy animals brought comfort and joy in pandemic year

Because therapy animal handlers believe so strongly in the healing power of pets, in pre-pandemic times they volunteer to take their dogs and cats to hospitals, schools, assisted living facilities, airports, funeral homes, dentist offices and other places where animals can help reduce stress and offer support.

Stray Staffie on the run after mauling nine-year-old boy in park

Stray Staffie on the run after mauling nine-year-old boy in park

The nine-year-old was attacked by the dog after it became aggressive towards his family’s pet (Picture: Google)A schoolboy was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a stray dog attacked him in a park.For more stories like this, check our news page.

Chicago restaurateur uses pandemic downtime to fly dogs and cats to safety

Chicago restaurateur uses pandemic downtime to fly dogs and cats to safety

In 1997, one of the bartenders asked if he wanted to help open a restaurant, and he became a partner in One Off Hospitality Group, which opened the Michelin-starred restaurant Blackbird and eventually 10 other Chicago hot spots, including Avec, The Publican and Big Star.

Dog that mauled newborn to death ‘strong enough to drag three cops into road’

Dog that mauled newborn to death ‘strong enough to drag three cops into road’

Flowers were left outside the property where the baby was killed (Picture: SWNS)A dog that mauled a 12-day-old baby to death was so strong it pulled three police officers into the street, a witness said.

Dog rescued by lifeboat after getting stranded chasing seagulls

Dog rescued by lifeboat after getting stranded chasing seagulls

The unnamed spaniel’s little adventure ended with it being reunited with its owner (Picture: Daily Post Wales/RNLI)A swimming dog had to be rescued by a lifeboat after chasing a flock of gulls out to sea this morning.

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus

The dog was brought to the NC State Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh on Aug. 3 after showing signs of respiratory distress earlier that day, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.

Artist with anxiety and depression finds solace by painting her chihuahua travelling to different times and places

Artist with anxiety and depression finds solace by painting her chihuahua travelling to different times and places

Tiny Tita also loves getting dressed up (although she does need to be bribed with treats for the photographs Becki paints from) with the artist saying: ‘She doesn’t mind wearing the clothes and lifts her left paw up first and puts it through an armhole and then she puts the right paw in.

Dog waits at hospital for three months after owner dies from coronavirus

Dog waits at hospital for three months after owner dies from coronavirus

The loyal dog would patiently wait for his elderly owner to return, unaware he had died of Covid-19 (Picture: AsiaWire)‘They told me Xiao Bao’s owner, a pensioner, was admitted with the coronavirus.

40 animals are being dumped across the country every day in lockdown

40 animals are being dumped across the country every day in lockdown

It has received more than 112,000 calls from members of the public and there are now more than 4,600 animals in RSPCA care.A spokesperson for the charity said: ‘Although much of the country is in lockdown, sadly there are still thousands of animals who need our help, including abandoned pets.