Protecting your child from a dog bite

Written by Sophie Evans

Site: Article Release date: Immediate Date: 18 July 2005

Protecting your child from a dog bite

Dogs make great loyal pets and are always pleased to see their owner; they are loving and have their own distinct personalities. However, every animal hasrepparttar potential to become aggressive. Each year 200,000 people are bitten by dogs inrepparttar 150515 UK, and a number of those are tragically killed as a result. It is an extremely distressing statistic which comes as a surprise to many people who see dogs as friendly animals which often become part ofrepparttar 150516 family unit.

Being bitten by a dog is unpleasant for anyone. Even when a dog is playing, its strong jaw can inflict wounds to human flesh that cause pain and infection. Even breeds of animal that are known for their gentle temperament are potential biters. Any dog can become annoyed and agitated during hot weather, when they are eating, sleeping or with their puppies. Amongstrepparttar 150517 number of people bitten by dogs is an alarming amount of children. 70% of all dog attacks are on children with 77% ofrepparttar 150518 animals known torepparttar 150519 child.

Children are attacked by dogs for several reasons. Firstly, their inexperience and trusting nature can result in an angry dog; they are not aware that dogs can be dangerous, asrepparttar 150520 family pet is often well loved by children. They may irritate a dog without realising it by playing and stroking a dog that is feeding or sleeping. It is not advisable to leave a child unattended with any animal whether it isrepparttar 150521 familiar family pet or an unknown dog. The second reason that children are susceptible to dog attacks is their height. A child is oftenrepparttar 150522 same height as a dog and young children will come face to face with a dog when standing. Whilst an attack on an adult may result in a bitten arm or leg, an attack on child can lead to serious facial and head wounds.

There are several points that can be followed to help prevent a dog attack on an adult or a child. They are as follows:

•A dog should never be disturbed when it is eating, sleeping or caring for its puppies •A dog that is tied up behind a fence or in a car shouldn’t be approached •Never touch a dog without letting him see and sniff you first •You must always ask permission to stroke someone else’s dog, some animals don’t react well to strangers •Never approach a strange dog or a dog without its owner •Never tease a dog by poking it •Never run away from a dog that is chasing you, stop and stand still and calm and back away fromrepparttar 150523 animal without looking into its eyes. Never scream •If a dog attacks it is a good idea to put something between you and him such as a jacket or bag •If a dog attacks you should curl up into a ball and cover your head with your hands

Health Care Costs – Can Your Diet Control Them?

Written by Robb Ksiazek

One ofrepparttar most talked about topics in any political and social circle isrepparttar 150514 rising costs of health care. Some sayrepparttar 150515 health insurance companies are to blame, while others pointrepparttar 150516 finger at medical malpractice lawsuits. We may or may not ever come up withrepparttar 150517 right answers to this query, and we might just be talking in circles.

Whether or not we can decide whatrepparttar 150518 problem is with health care costs, there are some things that you can do to reducerepparttar 150519 chance that you will have to rely on doctors and prescription drugs to get through your daily life. The costs of health care are notrepparttar 150520 only burden. Relying on prescription and non-prescription drugs is not a pleasant way to live.

Your diet and exercise routine will help to keep you healthy and add torepparttar 150521 longevity of your body and mind. You don’t have to jump into a gym membership or become a vegetarian just yet. Your lifestyle change takes time. Any major change in diet needs time for your body to adjust.

Common sense offersrepparttar 150522 best rules when it comes to a healthy body. Most of us know what is good for us, and what we should eliminate from our lifestyles. There are healthy alternatives to many ofrepparttar 150523 ailments that we have a hard time staying away from.

Some simple tips are all you need to get into a healthier lifestyle:

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