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American Academy of Pediatrics

Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Prevention Week

"Always ask first if a dog is friendly." I find myself saying this to my daughters all the time.  As a dog owner, I know what great companions dogs can be. However, as a parent, I also know not all of them are as friendly, and a child's behavior can startle even the nicest of dogs. This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.  According to the CDC, more than four and a half million people are bit by a dog each year, and more than half of the victims are kids. However, The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery along with the American Academy of Pediatrics are teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to let the public know, that while a...