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The intersection of dogs and airplanes

Barbra Streisand and her dog Sammie Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Two stories caught my interest last weekend:
Barbara Streisand’s dog apparently bit a flight attendant, and in a totally unrelated incident, a dog fell out of an airplane in Lexington, Ky. Two totally different stories, both occurring at the intersection of dogs and airplanes.
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My Sister’s Dog Bite

shutterstock_141095476It took me a long time to decide whether or not to write this. But it is legitimate news, so I’ll share. My sister works in a boarding facility for dogs in Virginia. When she was cleaning a cage last week, she forgot to put the dog’s bedding back inside, and as she opened the cage to do so, the dog was being brought back in from an outdoor run. Continue reading My Sister’s Dog Bite

Update on News Anchor Kyle Dyer after Dog Bite to Lip

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Denver’s KUSA-TV morning news anchor Kyle Dyer was bitten a few weeks ago by an Argentine Mastiff while talking to the firefighter who had pulled the dog from an icy lake. Good news! After two surgeries and a total of 90 stitches, she’s doing much better now. Check out the whole story from The Today Show.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Dog Bite Prevention Program

At its annual convention in New Orleans this month, the American Veterinary Medical Association announced a new program aimed at reducing dog bites among children aged 3 – 6.  Children younger than three should never be left alone with any dog, the group is quick to point out. 

According to Dr. Ilana Reisner of the University of Pennsylvania, dog bites happen when people don’t understand dog behavior.  “Children are more likely to get bitten by dogs because of the way they interact with dogs.”  Continue reading Dog Bite Prevention Program