Analysis of Dog Bite Injuries to Humans: Strategies for Prevention by Emergency Physicians

  • Menaka C, Prerna Gupta, Anuradha Rohinkar
Keywords: Dog, canine, risk, physician, injury, human


Dog bites injury is a major public wellness risk, which requires comprehensive preventative methods. Dog bite prevention is becoming a significant public health and political concern with consequences for the welfare and health of both humans and animals.  Emergency medical professionals are essential to this impact. Dog bites injury might result in physical damage, risk of infections, and long-term psychological discomfort, which could lead to money and generate anxiety. The goal of this research is to analyze dog bites to human injury and methods for preventing by physicians. According to expert analysis, the majority of bites may be avoided. The intervention materials have been created to educate individuals on how to analyze the non-verbal cues shown by dogs, assess potential danger, and respond accordingly. In this study, we collected data from individuals who had experienced a dog bite in India. Here, we utilized a comprehending of the dog behavior, recognizing aggressive behaviors, and breeds along with their risk factors. Breeds and risk factors include the five popular dog breeds like Boxer, American pit Bull Terrier, Labrador retriever, Chihuahua, and German shepherd. Education on dog body language may not be effective in preventing all dog attacks, according to the results, and dog bites may not be as readily avoidable as thought. The reasons why people were bitten intricate and multi-faceted. In other instances, prior contact with the dog was nonexistent, leaving little time to evaluate the circumstance and adjust one's conduct in the dog's presence. An infection risk of around 15% was associated with dog bites, the most prevalent on the hands and upper extremities. Breeds that were large and muscular. Education campaigns targeting dog owners, children, and medical professionals may reduce the incidence and severity of attacks, although breed-specific laws' efficacy is debatable.


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Menaka C, Prerna Gupta, Anuradha Rohinkar. (2024). Analysis of Dog Bite Injuries to Humans: Strategies for Prevention by Emergency Physicians. Revista Electronica De Veterinaria, 25(1), 1-14. Retrieved from