Published: November 26, 2019 | 2 min read, 361 words
A man in Germany has died and his dog is being blamed for his passing. The dog didn’t bite or attack the man in any way, it simply licked him. The bizarre story is the subject of a new paper in the European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, and it’s an important warning for pet owners. The man first went to the doctor after experiencing three days of fever and difficulty breathing. His condition continued to deteriorate as medical staff attempted to determine the source of his symptoms. Ultimately his doctors narrowed it down to a simple lick from his only pet, a dog. The man... READ MORE
May 26, 2020
A very sad bite (no pun intended) of reportage. The Author does yeoman's service in telling the somewhat depressing story without undue sentimentalization. Things are laid out in orderly fashion from start to finish. Just the facts. The linked-to monograph makes for additional contextual, informative, and interesting reading. A cautionary tale particularly relevant these days. The bit of friendly admonition at the end fits perfectly within the overall structure of the piece. Four stars!
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