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Animal Safety Is Fun! At The Midwest Veterinary Conference

Animal Safety Is Fun! Presented At The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s Midwest Veterinary Conference

Dr. Cornwell attended the Midwest Veterinary Conference from Feb. 25 to 28, 2016. On Feb. 27, 2016 Dr. Cornwell presented Animal Safety Is Fun! at two sessions of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s Midwest Veterinary Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The titles of the presentations were:
The Interface Between Human and Canine Behaviors As They Relate To The Prevention of Dog Bites, and The Interface Between Human and Feline Behaviors As They Relate To The Prevention Of Cat Bites.

Attendees learned about the epidemiology and prevention of dog and cat bites. A review of the statistics concerning when, where, why and how dog and cat bites occur was presented. Dogs bite bodies and body parts that move as a part of their motion induced chase instincts. Children instinctively run in fear and move their arms and legs. Many dog bites are incited when a mobile child moves towards a stationary dog when they both live in the same home. So children are taught to leave dogs alone when the dog is sleeping, eating, playing with dog toys or focused on a similar activity.

The majority of dog and cat bites are caused by inappropriate behavior of humans toward dogs and cats. In other words most dog and cat bites are provoked by poor human behaviors. So, we can prevent most dog bites when we know how to avoid provocative human behaviors.

Knowledge of the information described in Animal Safety Is Fun! helps prevent dog bites in all age groups. However, the focus is on children. The sooner they learn to “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log” the more likely they will not become dog or cat bite victims. Respect for dogs and cats, and respect for dog’s and cat’s territory is paramount.

If you would like Animal Safety Is Fun! presented to your school or civic group please contact Dr. Cornwell.

For more information see www.animalsafetyisfun.com or contact DrC@animalsafetyisfun.com

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