Safety,Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Facts from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website:

  • 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.

In summary, I suggest that we all share Animal Safety Is Fun! with more children and adults as one additional way to help minimize the number and severity of dog bite wounds to humans. Be Safe!

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