Dog Spray and Other Methods of Defense Against Dog Attacks
Last week locally a young girl was attacked by a pit bull and severely injured. The young girl was walking with her mom on the way to the store when the dog that was on a leash got loose. In another incident a postal carrier was attacked by a Doberman as she was making her rounds. Her USPS issued pepper spray did her no good because it wasn’t accessible fast enough.
Those are just two examples of millions of Americans who are attacked and bitten by dogs every year. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) which keeps track of these statistics claims that there are over 5 million dog attacks every year. If that doesn’t get your attention, then how about close to 1 million people who are hospitalized because of those attacks? The incidence of dog attacks and dog bites seems to grow every year but it’s probably just because of population growth.
Nevertheless, if you have ever been the victim of a dog bite or dog attack, you know the trauma that it causes. Insurance companies pay a record amount of damages year after year because of these attacks. Part of that may be because of greedy personal injury lawyers but that’s another issue.
I still walk every day, as has been my custom for the last four years-weather permitting. I have to admit that I have seen fewer dogs running around loose than ever before. And that’s a good thing. Heightened awareness on the part of animal owners and maybe the thought of getting sued has made them more cautious about their dogs roaming free.
We have always recommended an ultrasonic “dog chaser” that produces very high frequency sound that repels dogs. That sometimes works more effectively than a spray which may not have an effect on more aggressive dogs.
Recently we have recommended a pepper gun that has a range of 25 feet and uses a full strength concentration of oleoresin capsicum. It was mainly designed for use against human assailants, but it’s equally effective as a defense against dog attacks.
According to recent statistics, three out of four dog owners surveyed have experienced encountering aggressive dogs while out walking their pet.
There is a new Dog Spray that has a range of up to 15 feet and uses the maximum percentage of Major Capsaicinoids allowed in a dog spray-specifically.67%. It has a belt clip for easy access and flip-top safety to prevent accidental discharge.
There is another pepper spray with a key ring attachment that has a range of 12 feet but is much more convenient to carry. It also is an EPA approved product and is made in the USA. It is a very effective dog attack prevention tool for walkers, joggers, cyclists or delivery personnel. It comes in green or pink.
Check out the pink or green Keychain Dog Spray that has a range of 12 feet.
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