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German Mutual Insurance
1000 Westmoreland Avenue
Napoleon, OH 43545
Tel: 419.599.3993 Fax: 419.599.0109
Tel: 800.232.1066 Fax: 866.395.2347
Claims Fax: 419.592.6938

Dog Bites

What to do if your dog bites someone:
  • Restrain the dog immediately.
  • Call 911 if medical attention is needed.
  • Check on the condition of the victim.
  • Report the bite to your insurance company.
What's an owner to do?
  • Children make up more than 65% of all dog bite victims. Other high risk groups include meter readers, mail carriers, and delivery people.
  • Do not select breeds of dogs that historically have the urge to bite or fight.
  • Make sure your dog feels at ease around people and other animals.
  • If you are not sure how your dog will react to a situation, be cautious.
  • Do not put a dog in a situation where he or she feels threatened or teased.
  • Do not play aggressive games with your pet.
  • It is very important that your dog is healthy and is vaccinated against rabies and other infectious diseases every year.