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Spring, Summer Is Peak Time for Dogs Biting Kids


This can also happen if a child accidentally hurts the family pet, perhaps stepping on them, said Dr. Darria Gillespie, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Knoxville.

“They snap really quickly and if the child’s hand happens to be by the face, the dog immediately releases it, but it’s already caused significant damage with that tearing and crushing,” Gillespie said.

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