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Why some dogs bite children

Why some dogs bite children Teaching children how to approach dogs slowly and carefully as well as how to recognize warning signs are critical components of dog bite prevention. Remember, not all dogs are friendly and not all dogs want to be touched. Children are often at eye level, and may stare directly into dogs’ eyes. They also run and move suddenly, appearing like prey. Any dog may bite, even your family pet. Adults should always supervise children when they play with any dog, and they should teach children the best ways to approach and treat animals to avoid being bitten. To read more, go to: www.aaha.org/pet_owner/pet_health_library/dog_care/behavior/biting.aspx

Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Prevention (for more info, go to: https://www.avma.org/public/pages/Dog-Bite-Prevention.aspx)
Dog Bite Facts:
  • Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs.
  • Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.
  • Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children.
  • Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
  • Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
  • Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.
There are many things you can do to avoid dog bites, ranging from properly training and socializing your pet to educating your children on how – or if – they should approach a dog. Information and education are the best solutions for this public health crisis.

May 19-25, is National Dog Bite Prevention Week!

Dog bite facts: ◾Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. ◾Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. ◾Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children. ◾Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured. ◾Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs. ◾Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims. There are many things you can do to avoid dog bites, ranging from properly training and socializing your pet to educating your children on how – or if – they should approach a dog. Information and education are the best solutions for this public health crisis. To learn more, go to: https://www.avma.org/public/Pages/Why-do-dogs-bite.aspx?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socmed