Dog Park Etiquette: Tips Every Owner Should Follow

Dog parks play an important role in the socialization of your canine companion. But anywhere you go (whether it's with fido or without), there are going to be unwritten rules:  stand to the right of the escalator and walk on the left; let people get off the metro before you get on; don't microwave fish [...]

What California’s New AB 588 Dog Bite Bill Means For Adopters

Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a dog bite bill that in hindsight seems so common sense, you wonder why it wasn’t done years ago. On its face, it seems like a big win — the new law will allow animal lovers looking to give a shelter pooch a forever home the [...]

2019-11-15T12:04:28-08:00November 15th, 2019|Dog Bite Injury, Dog Bite Lawyer, Safety|0 Comments

California is the Leading State for Dog Bites

They're called man’s best friend for a reason. For thousands of years, dogs have lived alongside humans, providing companionship and protection. Dogs are now so much a part of our lives that we often forget where they came from — the wild. As much unconditional love as they might give us — and with 89.7 [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:32-08:00December 7th, 2018|Dog Bite Injury, Dog Bite Lawyer, Dog Bites|0 Comments

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

In honor of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual Dog Bite Prevention Week, I wanted to share some helpful resources on dog bite prevention. Dog-bite injuries are at epidemic levels – almost 5 million per year across the country – and local animal control agencies simply cannot keep up with this level of activity. I’ve [...]

It Could Happen to You: Dog Bite

Our client, a young girl, has suffered from a disfigurement on her face caused by a dog bite. This incident happened when she visited a pet store in Thousand Oaks which was hosting a “meet and greet” for rescue dogs. The three rescue dogs were inside a plastic 5’ x 6’ pen, with horizontal bars approximately 3” [...]

Recent dog bite injury? Avoid serious infections!

Did you know that one in every five dog bites require medical attention [1]? A dog bite injury can cause serious infections, require antibiotic treatment and sometimes hospitalization. Take the following steps if bitten: Stop the bleeding with a towel. Wash the infected area with a cloth, soap, and water. Cover the injury with a [...]