Thursday, April 28, 2011

Know the warning signs of dog abuse


Signs of Dog Abuse, by

"An abused animal will have many factors to consider. Not all injuries are abuse and different things need to be considered. There are some signs and warning signs that you can look for and be aware of when it comes to knowing or being suspicious that a dog is being or has been abused. The behavior of the owner or family members can be one thing to look at.

Other factors include the types of injury and the behavior of the dog. Some things that should make you suspicious is: The owner acts vague and nervous when asked about the injury, he won't tell you how the injury occurred. His explanation of the injury does not fit the type of injury the dog has. Other family comments do not fit the explanation, children or other family members may say what really happened. A history of other pets dying or disappearing in the past. The owner may use different vets to try to hide previous injuries."  (Read more at ...)

NOTE: Suspicious types of dog injuries are:

  1. Non-accidental injuries - signs are fractures, burns, bruising, repetitive injuries, internal injuries, drownings and eye injuries.
  2. Sexual abuse - this may involve anal, vaginal and injuries around the penis and scrotum area.
  3. Dog fighting - a few signs are, cuts, scratches, and ear cropping close to the head.


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