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Dog Bite Prevention

by Sean Stevens

May 19 - 25 is National Dog Bite Prevention week!  If you understand how dogs behave and how you should behave around a dog, it could keep you from serious injury! 

Here are tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association for preventing dog bites.

*DON'T RUN past a dog.  Dogs love to chase and catch things.

*NEVER disturb a dog that is caring for puppies, sleeping or eating!

*If you are threatened by a dog, remain calm!  Don't scream or yell.  Avoid eye contact.  Slowly back away.  DO NOT turn and run!

If you fall or are knocked down, curl into a ball with your hands over your head and neck.  Protect your face.

Here's more information on dog attack prevention.;https://www.avma.org/public/Pages/Dog-Bite-Prevention.aspx;