Dog bites, from nips to attacks, are a serious problem in the U.S.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) hosts this year's National Dog Bite Prevention Week to help stop the nearly 5 million dog bites that happen every year.
The WVMA encourages you to read the tips below, provided by the AVMA, to educate yourself and your family on how to prevent dog bites.
Did you know that...
There are a number of things that 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 is one of the best cures for this public health crisis.
What's a dog owner to do?
How can you protect your family?
Dog Bite Emergencies
If you are bitten by a dog, here is a checklist of things you should do:
For additional information on dog bite prevention, visit www.avma.org/public_health/dogbite.
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