A great many people in Florida have dogs as pets and are friendly to animals they encounter even if it not theirs. Despite that, all animals must be cared for properly and people should be protected from danger if dogs are in the vicinity.
Dogs are considered "man's best friend" for good reason. They are loyal, friendly and excellent pets. However, Floridians should remember that regardless of how friendly and tame a dog is, there remain baser instincts that an animal will have that could lead to a biting incident.
Dogs can be very loving pets. Yet, even though we all think we know our pets, the truth of the matter is that they can turn at any time. When they do, those nearby can be subjected to serious injuries. This can include massive gashes that require stiches, fractures and broken bones that require casts, and deformities that can last a lifetime. This is unacceptable, especially when it is down that a dog in question has shown aggressive tendencies.
Even the most docile dog can turn vicious in the blink of an eye. Those who are in such an animal's path at the time can be bitten and attacked in a way that leaves them scrambling to get away. It only takes one dog bite for an individual to suffer serious injuries that can be challenging to recover from. In addition to the pain and suffering that can be inflicted, dog bite victims can be left with extensive medical bills, rehabilitation costs and disfigurement.