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Do a lot of people get dog bites?
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: About a million a yr
Reported. I'm curious why ask this question?

In brief: About a million a yr
Reported. I'm curious why ask this question?
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, quite often
About 4.7 million dog bites occur in the US every year (according to the American Humane Association).
That's about 1.6% of every person in the US, every year! luckily, most are not serious, but 800,000 need medical care, and about 35 people per year die from dog attacks. Almost all fatal dog attacks are male dogs that haven't been neutered, so neuter those dogs, dog owners!

In brief: Yes, quite often
About 4.7 million dog bites occur in the US every year (according to the American Humane Association).
That's about 1.6% of every person in the US, every year! luckily, most are not serious, but 800,000 need medical care, and about 35 people per year die from dog attacks. Almost all fatal dog attacks are male dogs that haven't been neutered, so neuter those dogs, dog owners!
Dr. Scott Welker
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Dog bite is a very common complaint in the emergency department.
In addition to treating the wound, the most important issue is for the doctor to determine whether the patient needs rabies preventive treatment. That depends on whether the animal has been properly vaccinated or can be properly quarantined and observed for a period of 10 days after the bite.

In brief: Yes
Dog bite is a very common complaint in the emergency department.
In addition to treating the wound, the most important issue is for the doctor to determine whether the patient needs rabies preventive treatment. That depends on whether the animal has been properly vaccinated or can be properly quarantined and observed for a period of 10 days after the bite.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
1 doctor agrees
In brief: YES
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In brief: YES
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It's fairly common.
Dog bites can be very dangerous. Maje sure your tetanus shot is up yo date. If you have any redness around the bite, you may need antibiotics. Make sure the dog is obseved to know if is acting aggressive due to an illness that needs to be quarantined or treated.

In brief: Yes
It's fairly common.
Dog bites can be very dangerous. Maje sure your tetanus shot is up yo date. If you have any redness around the bite, you may need antibiotics. Make sure the dog is obseved to know if is acting aggressive due to an illness that needs to be quarantined or treated.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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