As an attorney, I have noticed like many animal experts that the holiday seasons and winter bring an increase in dog bites. There is not one factor that plays a huge part in the increase during the cold weather. Because winter is typically frigid and the daylights are very short, dogs usually get a quicker walk and receive less exercise. The fact that they are pent up and have all these hostile energies increase the likelihood of a dog bite. There is also the fact that house guest and homeowners are equally stressed out because so the short days and frigid weather and do not pay attention to the dog’s temperament. As a dog owner, I believe that it is important during the winter that an individual should make sure that their dogs emotional and physical needs are being met during the cold winter months. Their pets should get plenty of exercise and attention. When company comes to the house, please consider putting the pet in another room or crate the animal with some of his favorite toys.
If anyone you know has been bitten by a dog, please contact me at (407)777-7000 or through this website.
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