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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 noticed […]

The Danger of Unlicensed Dogs in Thousand Oaks

A couple of months ago, residents experienced a “crack-down” on unlicensed dogs in Thousand Oaks. This search was prompted by the fear of safety within the community. Residents and Officials  were concerned that many unlicensed dogs were not current on their rabies shots, something licensing would reveal. According to the Thousand Oaks Acorn, “The Thousand […]

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” apart. […]

Recent dog bite injury? Avoid serious infections!

Did you know that one in every five dog bites require medical attention ? 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 bandage […]