Dog Bite Prevention Week – What YOU Should Know

Dog bites: the constant fear of animal lovers worldwide. No matter how sweet or gentle your pet may be, all owners wonder at least once whether their dog is capable of attacking. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) summed it up quite nicely with this quote…

“70 million nice dogs…but any dog can bite.”

The third week of May is National Dog Bite Prevention Week in the United States. The focus of this movement is educating people about dog bites and hopefully preventing future bites. Dog bites are extremely common and can vary from very minor to very major, and they are a possibility that every owner should consider.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), dog bites happen to more than 4.5 million people a year. Children, the elderly, and postal carriers are the most frequent victims of dog bites. Worst of all is the fact that many of these bites could have been prevented.

Here are some dog bite stats:

Here are some articles that can protect you and your family: