Young girl injured by family pet

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WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police report that a 2-year-old girl was bitten by a family dog in southwest Wichita.

The dog was eating its food and got defensive when the child got too close to the dog’s food bowl.

The dog snapped at the girl and bit her in the ear which caused a significant amount of blood loss.

The girl was rushed to a local hospital initially in critical condition, but officers say the injury was not life threatening and she is expected to recover soon.

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