Its estimated that 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Of these about 800,000 of the attacks are severe enough to require medical attention, and about half of those, about 400,000, are children, who are often more severely injured due to their smaller size. Dr. Ron DeHaven, chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association, explains why Dog Bite Prevention Week, held May 16-22 this year, is so important and offers some easy tips on how to prevent dog bites.
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