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Dog bite claims rose 5.5 percent in 2013 to 17,359 breaking the previous record set in 2003.  According to the Insurance Information Institute these claims cost insurers $483.7 Million averaging around $28,000 per claim! The US Postal Service also reported that 5,581 employees were attacked by dogs in 2013.  The good news for dog owners is that most homeowners insurance polices will cover dog bites but it’s always best to check with your agent! If you need a home or tenants policy or want a rate comparison head on over to our online quote portal!

This is a concern for man’s best friend and something that all dog owners need to be conscious of.  Most of these incidents occur while dogs are unleashed or unsupervised.  To help combat this rise in aggressiveness experts encourage all dog owners to take the time to properly train and socialize their furry friends as well as promote more responsible dog ownership especially during National Dog Bite Prevention Week which begins May 18th.

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