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Are Bites from Toy Dogs Common?

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Section II: Going to the Dogs
(Or Cats)

9. How prevalent are injuries from toy dogs?

Don’t know how prevalent they are, but I do know my neighbor, an elderly woman, was seriously injured by her Yorkie. She’d gone outside where her husband was puttering and had carried the little dog in her arms so it wouldn’t run away.

Something set the dog off, and it attacked her, biting both hands and both arms. It tore tendons in both of her hands—she had to have surgery to repair the damage.

A dog doesn’t have to be large to inflict serious damage.