Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dr. Kimberly May of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) answers questions and offers advice for Dog Bite Prevention Week. The AVMA has joined with the United States Post Office (USPS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in sponsoring Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 18-24th, 2008. Every year, there are 4. 7 million people bitten by dogs and approximately 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites. The most common victims of dog bites are young children and postal workers.

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