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Dog Bites: Facts and Prevention
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Dog Bites: Facts and Prevention

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year and the majority of them are children. One in five of those bites requires medical attention. Click a link to find out more about how to protect yourself and your family.

Who's at risk?
How can dog bites be prevented?
How can I protect my children?
How can I prevent my dog from biting?
What if my dog bites someone?
What should I do if I think a dog may attack?
What should I do if I am bitten by a dog?

 

Who's at risk?


Children are most at risk for a bite, especially those between the ages of 5 and 9. Adult males, the elderly, home service providers such as mail carriers, and those who have a dog in their household are also at increased risk.

How can dog bites be prevented?

Dog bites are a largely preventable public health problem, and adults and children can learn to reduce their chances of being bitten.

Before you bring a dog into your household:

If you decide to bring a dog into your home:

(Source: Centers for Disease Control)

 

How can I protect my children?


To help prevent children from being bitten by dogs, teach the following basic safety tips and review them regularly:

(Source: Centers for Disease Control)

 

How can I prevent my dog from biting?


(Source: The Humane Society)

 

What if my dog bites someone?


(Source: The Humane Society)

 

What should I do if I think a dog may attack?


If you are approached by a dog that may attack you, follow these steps:

(Source: U.S. Humane Society)

 

What should I do if I am bitten by a dog?


If you are bitten or attacked by a dog, try not to panic.

(Source: U.S. Humane Society)

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