While the weather is relatively warm in Valley Center and in Southern California throughout the year, the summer months can be particularly hot. According to a recent study in Scientific Reports, dog bites and animal attacks may be more likely to occur when the weather is particularly warm. The study’s findings suggest that not only could dog bite injuries be more likely to occur in the summer in California than in other months, but the state’s year-round warm weather could help to explain the very high rates of dog bites in Southern California. In addition, the study links air pollution to higher rates of dog bites, as well, which could be another factor playing a role in the total number of dog bite injuries in San Diego County and Los Angeles County.
Learning More About Dog Attacks in Southern California
Rates of dog bites and dog attack incidents are highest in California nearly every year. Indeed, according to DogsBite.org, the state of California routinely has the highest number of dog bite fatalities, and its cities frequently have high rates of dog bite incidents.