Dog Bites

Dog Bites

A dog’s bark may be worse than its bite, but then again, a bite can also be bad. Being attacked by a dog can be a terrifying experience. It can leave a victim with serious, even life-threatening injuries. Every year in the United States, about 1 in 775 people seek emergency care for dog bites. Most victims are boys between the ages of 5 and 9. In children younger than 10, bites are usually around the head and neck because the child’s head and neck is near the large dog’s mouth.

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What Is Animal Dander?

What Is Animal Dander?

It’s a word that nobody uses, but it means a lot in medical circles. It’s animal dander. Animal dander is basically what doctors would call the dandruff that people have. It’s what the cat or dog puts off into space. Whether or not it’s hair, fur, or skin particles, that dander can cause definite reactions in people. That’s usually where you see the allergies in people who suffer from allergies. It is the animal dander.

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Pets as a Source of Companionship

Pets as a Source of Companionship

Good news if you’re a pet lover or if you’re a person who feels alone and are having a frustrating time finding companionship. According to a new report in the American Family Physicians journal, several medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, are stressing the importance of pets as a source of companionship. This is on the heels of several studies which have actually looked at the psychological advantages of pet ownership. In addition to this, the American Medical Association and leaders in veterinary medicine have begun a dialogue looking at ways to further study advantages of pet ownership.

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