With dogs being a common family pet, it shouldn't be a surprise that dog bites are a common injury for children. In fact, according to the CDC, 'more children visited the emergency department for dog bites than for skateboard, inline skating, baby walker, all-terrain vehicle and horseback riding accidents combined.'
National Dog Bite Prevention Week is a good time to teach your kids how to avoid dog bites. Even if you don't have a dog, it is likely that your kids could encounter a dog in your neighborhood or at a friend's house, so be sure to still review these tips to avoid dog bites.
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