The holidays are a time for sparkling lights, eggnog, brightly wrapped presents and -- unfortunately -- dog bites.
How much could a little dog bite cost you, really?
If you've never met a dog that you didn't like, you may not realize just how common dog bites can actually be. Unfortunately, many people end up bitten simply because they see every dog as "man's best friend" and don't realize that some dogs just...well, aren't friendly.
Back in April, the United States Postal Service started reminding postal workers that it is, at least for them, "dog bite season."
If you have a dog, the start of summer means it's time to start taking your dog back to the dog park for exercise and play.
Spring is most assuredly on its way in Pennsylvania, which means that dog walkers are going to be back out in droves. Unfortunately, not every dog owner is courteous enough to keep their dogs on leashes -- and that can spell trouble for anyone who happens to encounter them.
If you ask any dog owner, they'll probably tell you that their dog seems to take an instant dislike to some people. Is that possible? Are some people more likely to get bitten by a dog than others?
Are you looking forward to visiting some of your favorite people this holiday season? Millions of Americans take time during the holidays to make the rounds with family members and friends they don't often see. That also means, however, you may be seeing a lot of strange dogs.
There's already one existing lawsuit against a Pennsylvania police dog. Soon, there could be others — including at least one by an officer in the Wilkes-Barre K9 unit.
There's no question that a large dog can do some serious damage with a bite -- even moderately-sized canines have enough force in their jaws to kill a human being. That causes a lot of people to treat medium and large dogs with a certain amount of properly due caution.