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It's Dog Bite Prevention Week and Florida is Ranked #2 in Dog Bites

State Farm Offers Tips to Avoid Dog Bites


Last updated 4/15/2021 at 10:54am

State Farm

There are an estimated 90 million dogs living in U.S. households. Each year, millions of people are bitten or attacked by dogs, however these incidents can often be prevented.

A new report from State Farm and The Insurance Information Institute (III) explains how it isn't just people affected by the COVID pandemic. In fact, your own pets may have been picking up on your stress and anxiety.

In 2020 there were 16,991 related injury claims in the US with over $853 million paid. For the 3rd year in a row, Florida was ranked #2 in the country with $68 million paid in 1,235 dog bites claims. The...

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