Dog Bite Information and Resources

There are various articles and websites that may be of some interest. Please refer to the list below.


Dog Bite Website Resources - For the 2016 dog bite fatality statistics. is a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks.

Canine Journal - Has compiled dog bite statistics for 2017.

Cleveland Clinic - What to do immediately after a dog bite.

Pet MD - Symptoms, types, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and management of rabies in dogs.

Web MD - Prevention and treatment of dog bites.

Dog Bite Articles

Jugpal S. Arneja, MD, FRCSC, Kara Pappas, B.S., William Huettner, M.D., Arlene A. Rozzelle, M.D., Gurbalbir Singh, M.D., FRCSC. A ten-year, two-institution review of pediatric dog attacks: Advocating for a nationwide prohibition of dangerous dogs. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2008 Annual Meeting Abstracts. 

Bini, John K. MD; Cohn, Stephen M. MD; Acosta, Shirley M. RN, BSN; McFarland, Marilyn J. RN, MS; Muir, Mark T. MD; Michalek, Joel E. PhD; for the TRISAT Clinical Trials Group. Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs. Annals of Surgery. April 2011 - Volume 253 - Issue 4 - p 791–797. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318211cd68

Tisovec RW, Kakaiya R. Dog bites: hidden danger of fulminant sepsis. J Am Board Fam Pract 1998;11:154-7. 

David R. Haburchak, Rabies Reconsidered: Is the Increasing Zoonotic Reservoir a New Public Threat? [Infect Med 14(12):943, 947-953, 1997. 

Blackman JR. Animal bites. In: Rakel RE, Pedersen D, editor. Saunders Manual of Medical Practice. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1996.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Jul;34(7):1271-80. doi: 10.1007/s10096-015-2360-7. Epub 2015 Apr 1.Capnocytophaga canimorsus: an emerging cause of sepsis, meningitis, and post-splenectomy infection after dog bites.

Garcia VF. Animal bites and Pasteurella infections. Pediatr Rev 1997;18:127-30.

Butler T, Weaver RE, Ramani TK, Uyeda CT, Bobo RA, Ryu JS, et al. Unidentified gram-negative rod infection. A new disease of man. Ann Intern Med 1977;86:1-5.

Vanhonsebrouck AY, Gordts B, Wauters G, Van Landuyt HW. Fatal septicemia with Capnocytophaga canimorsus in a compromised host. A case report with review of the literature. Acta Clin Belg 1991;46:364-70.

Pers C, Gahrn-Hansen B, Frederiksen W. Capnocytophaga canimorsus septicemia in Denmark, 1982-1995: review of 39  cases. Clin Infect Dis 1996;23: 71-5.

Linton DM, Potgieter DP, Roditi D, Phillips A, Adams BK, Hayhurst M, et al. Fatal Capnocytophaga canimorsus (DF-2) septicaemia. A case report. S Afr Med J 1994;84:857-60.

Kelleher AT, Gordon SM. Management of bite wounds and infection in primary care. Cleve Clin J Med 1997;64:137-41.

Wiley JF 2nd. Mammalian bites. Review of evaluation and management. Clin Pediatr Phila 1990; 29:283-7.

Morgan JP 3rd, Haug RH, Murphy MT. Management of facial dog bite injuries. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1995;53:435-41.

Meuli M, Glarner H. Delayed cerebral infarction after dog bites: case report. J Trauma 1994;37:848-9.

Wiggins ME, Akelman E, Weiss AP. The management of dog bites and dog bite infections to the hand. Orthopedics 1994;17:617-23.

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