Animal Bites


Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent animal bites. Because most animal bites happen to children, it’s important to teach them how to be safe around animals. Explain that it is never okay to approach an unknown animal. Do not leave children alone with an animal, even a pet. Teach kids to avoid touching an animal’s face and to never tease a pet. 

Never approach a wild animal, especially if it is behaving strangely or aggressively. Do not try to separate animals that are fighting. 

To reduce the risk of your dog biting anyone, make sure they are trained and socialized. Socializing a dog from the time they are young reduces the chances of them becoming scared and biting out of fear.

Finally, make sure that both your family and your pets are up to date on their vaccinations. 

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