Animal attacks on babies, toddlers and young children have resulted in nearly 200 visits to A&E departments in Tayside over the last five years.

Being bitten or injured by a dog was the most common type of animal attack on small children, closely followed by other mammals and non-venomous insects and spiders.

Although most of the incidents were successfully dealt with in A&E, since 2009 there have been at least 171 incidents in which a dog attacked a child or adult seriously enough to land them in hospital.

Reported by the Evening Telegraph. You can read the full story here. 

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