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Millions of people are bitten by dogs each year, which results in a lot of costly homeowners insurance claims. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2013 insurers across the country paid over $483 million in dog bite claims.

Aside from emotional trauma, dog bites can cause severe physical injury. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 26,935 reconstructive procedures were performed in 2013 to repair injuries caused by dog bites.

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