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National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2012

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.

*American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

HCPHES Resources
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arrow Responsible Pet Owner English | Español

arrow Dangerous Dogs  English | Español

arrow Dog Bite Prevention English | Español

arrow Why Spay or Neuter English | Español

arrow Report Animal Related Complaints

arrow A Community Approach to Dog
     Bite Prevention

arrow Doggie Do’s and Don’ts: Dog Safety and
     You Coloring Book – Bilingual

arrow Emergency Department Visits and
     Inpatient Stays Involving Dog Bites,

arrow Publications on Dog Bites (CDC)

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arrow National Dog Bite Prevention Week
     (How best to prevent dog bites)

arrow Tips to Stop dogs from Biting by
     Victoria Stilwell

arrow A Lesson in Dog Safety Can Help
     Prevent Bites

arrow Dog Bite Emergencies

arrow Dog Bite: Fact Sheet (CDC)

arrow Prevent Bite Wounds

arrow Rabies…Get the Facts

arrow The Blue Dog Parent Guide and CD

arrow What You Should Know about Dog Bite

arrow Dog Safety Tips

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National Dog Bite Prevention
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