so you get a bunch of Labrador bites too?..with maybe cocker spaniel, poodle, and border collie maulings mixed in?
I'm sure the ER gets dog bites from several different types of breeds of dogs.
However...the ones that actually need to be admitted, that require plastic surgery....are typically the pit bull bites. Again...because of the strength of the jaws. I don't work in the ER so I couldn't tell you what kind of bites exactly they see. I just see the ones that end up admitted to the pediatric floor for antibiotics and a plastic surgery consult.
That's the issue. A poodle is capable of biting a child...it's just that the child isn't gonna be disfigured because of it.
And we've had cases where the pit was the family dog and had been around the child a lot. The family didn't raise the dog to be agressive and the dog had no history of it. Again..the child may have taken it's toy or gotten too close to it's food and the dog, sensing a threat to it's territory, attacked.
This post was edited on 6/16 at 3:23 am