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Dog Bite Prevention

You’ve heard the old joke, “Does your dog bite?” and the answer is, of course, “Does he have teeth?”

The truth is that any dog, given the proper set of circumstances, can and will bite.
Each year, more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs. Children are the most common victims, and it’s usually a dog they know.

 

Be a responsible dog owner:
  • keep your dog on on leash when outside
  •  train your dog to obey basic commands
  •  exercise your dog appropriately and keep it healthy and vaccinated
  • don’t put your dog in situations where it might be prone to bite
Teach children to be safe around dogs:
  • teach them to be cautious around strange dogs
  • teach them to treat your own pet with respect
  •  teach them not to approach strange dogs or try to pet dogs through fences
  • teach children to ask permission from the dog’s owner before petting the dog

If you need more information or need assistance with a biting dog please call or stop by the clinic today!