It is logical to assume that more road traffic during the holiday season in Wisconsin may lead to an increase in motor vehicle accidents. Less obvious, however, is the fact that the number of animal bites suffered by travelers and party guests also rises during the holidays. Such incidents range from minor to tragic, and dog owners, as well as party-goers, will want to take every precaution to keep themselves and others safe.
One of the reasons there appears to be an increase in animal attacks during the holidays is more people tend to be around during parties. A dog who is used to a calmer atmosphere may become nervous and growl or bite if it feels threatened in any way. Loud arguments and other noises, children who pull tails or any sight or sound out of the ordinary may place those present at risk for an attack.