Tips for Preventing Dog Bites from Safe Hands Rescue!

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This is an excellent article from Louisiana State regarding cat and dog bites.

The most common victims of dog bites are children (especially boys) between 5 and 9 years of age. This doesn’t mean that kids should never play with dogs, but they need to be taught a few "do’s" and "don’ts". Check out Dr. Yin’s suggestions for ensuring safe interactions between kids and dogs.

The Blue Dog Parent Guide and CD is designed to help parents and children safely interact with dogs both inside and outside their home. Targeted and tested for children from 3 to 6 years old, it is intended as a tool to be incorporated as part of a more comprehensive prevention program.

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week! There are many 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.


Here is the AVMA page on Dog Bite Prevention. The photo above is not directly from the AVMA but has some very common sense information.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 20-26, 2012