800,000 dog bites every year approximately – require medical attention in the United States.
I recently heard that cats now outnumber dogs as the pet of choice here in the U.S. and I guess you don’t normally hear about cat bites but they do scratch so be careful. Maricopa County has also issued a concern about the over population of cats. Check out the Maricopa County Animal Control page for more information. While on on this subject Pit Bulls get a bad rap, I’ve had more issues with little dogs. Sometimes I think they think they are big dogs especially defending something. I have witnessed a handshake turn into a snarling dog who maybe became jealous of all that action.