Dog Bite Prevention in Children
Did You Know ?
There are over 60 million dogs in U.S. households.
Dogs bite over 4 million people each year. About 800,000 bites require medical attention.
Most dogs that bite are males.
Most bites occur in the warmer months, during late afternoon or early evening.
About half of dog bite victims are less than 20 years old.
Over 40,000 facial bite injuries occur annually. About 20,000 of those happen to children less than 10 years old.
Between 15 and 20 people die each year as a result of dog bites.
Did You Know..?
Should I leave my child alone with the family dog?
What behaviors will prevent dog bites in children?
Won't the family dog actually protect children?
What should my children do if a strange dog approaches while playing outside?
What types of activities actually increase aggression in dogs?
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