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Thread: Dog bite - who is at fault?

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    From your description I would suggest these people could possibly have a serious problem. If the dog was barking at you and then lunged and bit you to me that is not acceptable for a young puppy. Sounds like possible fear aggression or at least a less than sound temperament.

    I certainly do not not tolerate biting from my puppies and would be seriously concerned if one of them was barking crazily and then lunged and grabbed a stranger. My puppies dont get a lot of socialisation because of where I live and they are all high drive and still they would never behaved like that in public. It would be a massive red flag.

    Indeed I have once owned a dog with genetic fear aggression towards strangers and it really started to surface around that age and I had to work very hard to train and manage her.

    Tetanus shots are reccommended every 10 years, so if it is longer than 10 years then a shot is wise. A dog bite can turn nasty - a friend of mine had one turn septic and she was rushed to hospital with scepticeamia so watch out for any sign of infection.

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    I agree that is age related. This is why I wrote "if I was fully vaccinated when I was younger". If you were not fully vaccinated then of course caution is best.

    I also said "it better to OD than to not be and risk anything". I agree with you. I hope no one would think I said not to get the booster as a stand...

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    My understanding of tetanus from every doctor I have seen as I have had a number of at risk injuries from my farm work, is that a booster lasts for about 10 years regardless of your childhood vaccination status and I was fully vaccinated. So if you fall outside the 10 years a booster is recommended as the safest approach.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 01-07-2014 at 01:31 PM.

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    Thank you for your kind concern folks all is covered as far as tetanus goes

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