|Every year in the
United States, 4.7 million people are bitten
by dogs, out of which 386,000 are treated in
emergency rooms and about 16 die*. Children
are by far the most common dog bite victims
and bites occur while interacting with
familiar dogs in daily activities. In the
unincorporated areas of Harris County, HCPHES
Veterinary Public Health receives over 100 dog
bite reports per month.
It is very
important to teach children how to interact
with dogs to avoid situations that can result
in physical and emotional harm to a child.
Here are some resources to help you and your
family learn how to prevent dog bites.
Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)