Surviving Dog Attack Smartly
There are approximately 4.5 million dog bites every year in the US, according to CDC. Almost one in five of those infected bites (about 900,000), and between 1999 and 2007, dogs were the cause of 250 deaths. If you do not have poisonous insects, man’s best friend is one of the deadliest for US animals
This is part of the series of animal attacks Lifehacker. As capable than we think we are human, bears, snakes, wolves, sharks, and even bees can turn a fun day in the potentially dangerous reality for die hard. This is what to do when you come face to face with some of the deadliest animals in the open air.
Most dog attacks are caused by pets of people who received loose or not properly attached was to begin, but some are attacks by stray or wild dogs.
wild dogs, sometimes called wild dogs or stray dogs are not pets, which is the pet of someone and live in freedom never left. They are usually afraid of people, but they can be much more dangerous than a pet lost or abandoned (street) if they are cornered, hungry, or infected with rabies. According to the Administration of Internet damages Wildlife Center, wild dogs often form communities traveling together, and often meeting places like wolves. They tend to look for food, such as garbage and roadkill around human populations, but they have been known to hunt in packs too. When wild dogs go hunting, it is usually for livestock, neighborhood pets, and sometimes people that are in the wrong place at the wrong time. And he does not think that stray dogs are something you only find in rural areas. Wild dog packs can be found in almost all cities, from Detroit to Dallas, where a woman was recently mauled and bitten more than 100 times in the middle of the street.
If you encounter a dog is familiar with either a stray, wild, or a dog that is certain is the pet of someone, CDC recommends that prevent, even if it seems to have lost or need help. This goes double for dogs that are sleeping, eating or caring for puppies. While it is obvious that the dog is the pet of someone, a dog leash can be dangerous, especially for children. If a strange dog approaches you, do not run, panic, or make loud noises. Stand still, the face of your body in front of the dog, avoiding direct eye contact. Saying things like “No” or “Go Home” with, deep firm voice and slowly lift your hands to cover her neck, resting his elbows. Now, wait for the dog to stop or start slowly in the opposite direction.
If the dog is loaded, it is always important to stay as still as possible. As Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS, says, dogs pay for one of two reasons: either because they are afraid and know offense is your best defense, or because something that you or someone else in the environment was something that excites them and did they think they are rewarded. pets of people can get caught in a self-reinforcing feedback loop in which “play” a little too hard and do not know better. If you shout and move frenetically, the dog will think you play along and do not cease.
If the dog is clearly to be aggressive, do not play (growling, snarling, barking) or clear (dirty, no collar, which does not respond to commands) wild, Yin recommended that you try to put something between you and the animal. A backpack, bag, jacket or even a shoe can make for a great shield. Look at the body language of dogs so you can prepare to block attacks. The tension in the body, hackles (hair of the dog along the bottom) raised, and ears that are flat against the head are the things to consider. Do not try to hit the dog with the article, however, as this can cause the more aggressive dog. Just try to back away slowly. If the dog strikes a ball with his head, fists do with your hands to protect your fingers, and use their hands and arms to cover the ears and neck.
If you encounter a pack of wild dogs, you will use many of the same tactics, but there are some things to consider. As Cesar Millan (the “Dog Whisperer”) explains, the package will divide and try to get one from multiple angles. The more submissive dogs try to turn back behind you while the dominant herding dogs approach the head. Do not leave the dogs behind you if you can help. If you can find sticks or stones to throw to the dogs, catch and focus on the alpha or one of the most dominant dogs herd. If you can scare the leaders, the rest will follow. Also, if you have weapons like pepper spray, a stick, a knife or a gun, at his disposal. Finally, if you can detect all floors, like the roof of a car, the back of a van or slowly their way to the electrical box so you can climb if necessary.
If you are bitten, CDC recommends that wounds with water and as soon as possible wash soap. After cleaning his wounds, seek immediate medical attention to prevent infection, especially if the wound does not stop bleeding, who lost the function in the area of the bite, you can see muscle or bone tissue, or experiencing pain extreme. Even if the fever after receiving the injury, or becomes red, painful, warm to the touch or swollen.
The dog bites, even the pet of someone, can carry rabies, Capnocytophaga spp., Pasteurella, Staphylococcus resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and tetanus, it is imperative that you check. It is also a good idea to contact your animal control agency or police department to report the incident room. If you know the dog that bit you is the pet of someone, contact the owner and make sure that the animal vaccine against rabies. Get your license number of the vaccine against rabies, the name of your veterinarian, and the name, address and the owner of the phone number.