Best Dog Breeds for Families with Small Children

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best breeds for families

Your family has reached a point where you are ready for an addition. Instead of another child coming into the house, you want a dog. Choosing a family dog is a big decision. It is not only about your preference, but your budget, accommodations, and the time investment you are willing to make. Whether you…

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Pet Regulations: Are There Dangerous Animal Laws in PA?

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All states have some laws in place that regulate dangerous dogs and prevent those animals from attacking people in the future. However, every state is different with how they classify a “dangerous” animal. In the state of Pennsylvania, there are dangerous animal laws. Under the statute, a dangerous dog is one that has: Injured another…

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Can You Sue a Dog’s Owner for The Dog Causing You to Fall?

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A dog attack is more than bites and lacerations; sometimes, a person could suffer from a serious fall that leads to more traumatic injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This can not only happen due to a dog running after you while you are walking, jogging, or on a bicycle, for example. Pet…

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Can You Tell if a Dog Has Rabies?

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Most dogs do not attack unless they are provoked. However, a dog with rabies becomes easily aggravated and is more apt to attack anyone, including family. Spotting a dog that is rabid is difficult at times, while other dogs show clear symptoms of the infection. It is important that you and your children know the…

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Five Tips for Handling a Dog Fight

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Even the happiest, most socialized dog in the world can engage in a fight. It could be with the neighbor’s dog or even another dog residing in your home. Unfortunately, when these fights break out, it is an owner’s instinct to step in and stop it. But, doing so can lead to serious injuries, and…

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How Do I Handle an Aggressive Dog?

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When a dog growls, lunges, barks, or acts unsociable, these are warning signs that it has a aggressive tendencies. While it doesn’t necessarily mean that the dog will attack, and it is natural for a dog to bark when its territory is threatened, it is important to know how to handle an aggressive dog if…

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