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Dog Bite Prevention Week

Vicious DogThis week has been designated as Dog Bite Prevention Week, with the aim of making people more aware of how they can keep themselves from getting bitten and how they can reduce the chance their dog will bite someone. Here are some tips from the American Veterinary Medicine Association:

Socialization is a good way to help prevent your dog from biting. Socializing your pet helps your dog feel at ease in different situations. By introducing your dog to people and other animals while it’s a puppy, it feels more comfortable in different situations as it gets older. It’s also important to use a leash in public to make sure that you are able to control your dog. Continue reading Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Prevention Week 2012

Today starts National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 20 – 26). There are as many as 4.7 million people each year who get bitten by a dog in the United States, with the most common victim being under the age of 12. Most often, a child is bitten by a dog he or she knows – either their own pet or that of a neighbor. Senior citizens are also commonly injured by dog bites.
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