Three-year-old Tran Truong Thinh suffered serious injuries after being bitten by the family’s pet dog. Doctors at the Ho Chi Minh City Children’s Hospital performed surgery after he was brought to the hospital on Tuesday, October 5, with 19 wounds on his face, Dr Nguyen Van Dau said.
According to his parents, the attack occurred at around 7 a.m. when the boy was waiting to be taken to school.
Their pet dog suddenly pounced on him after he played with it with a flyswatter. Doctors said the four most severe wounds were on his lower lips, cheek and ear and it took two hours to put in a total of nearly 200 stitches.