Each year, almost five million people are bitten or attacked by dogs. Children are frequent victims of dog bites. In fact, 60 percent of all dog bites victims are children under the age of 12. Tragically of the 33 dog bites that resulted in death last year, 20 of these fatalities were young children.
Remember these two things to teach your children
- Teach young children to be careful around pets and to NEVER approach a dog they do not know.
-Always ask the dog's owner for permission before petting any dog.
For more information visit American Veterinary Medical Association at AVMA.org