You would never expect your dog to bite someone but it happens.
State Farm paid out a record $118 million for dog-related injury claims last year.
Rob Cutting from State Farm Insurance joined us on WECT News First at Four to talk about how to protect yourself and your pup from this scenario.
Cutting said in 2015, State Farm filed 3,100 dog-related injury claims.
Cutting said the number of dog-related injury claims paid by State Farm decreased, but the total amount paid for dog-related injury claims by State Farm increased by about 3 percent.
According to State Farm, more than 6,500 postal carriers were bitten in 2015. To avoid this, before you accept your mail at the door, place your pet in a separate room and close them in there.
Cutting said most dog bites are preventable.
He encourages dog owners to properly train and care for their pets. He also offered this advice:
Any dog can bite. Education & responsible pet parenting help keep our loved ones & ?? safe. #DogBitePreventionWeek pic.twitter.com/qq7m8eAo9X— State Farm (@StateFarm) May 17, 2016
Any dog can bite. Education & responsible pet parenting help keep our loved ones & ?? safe. #DogBitePreventionWeek pic.twitter.com/qq7m8eAo9X
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