Friday, February 11, 2011

Nebraska girl suffers serious injuries from dog bite

Two young girls in Nebraska were recently bit by the family dog, and one child sustained injuries that required hospitalization. The canine has been picked up by the Nebraska Humane Society as a dangerous dog and officials are looking for reasons why the attack occurred, NBC affiliate WOWT reports.

The girls were 10 and 11-years-old, with the younger of the two receiving the most serious wounds. The dog, a Chesapeake Terrier, bit her on the arm and caused several deep gashes. Although she faces a long road to recovery, doctors are hopeful that her young age will reduce the chance of any permanent scarring.

"Scars tend to disappear as they grow, as their skin remodels and so what a scar looks like from any cut six months from now is not what it's going to look like six years from now," Dr. Deegan said.

According to, around 1,000 people in the United States require emergency treatment each day due to dog bites. Those looking to protect themselves from such an attack may want to consider carrying pepper spray, as the device has shown to be an effective way to disable an aggressive canine. 

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