Millions of people are bitten by dogs every year. In 2013, a reported 23 people died from dog bites. Over half were children, and many of these events occurred on the family’s property. These statistics are difficult to accept.
Dog bites are one of the most common public health problems throughout the country. Due to a combination of owner neglect, poor training, and dangerous situations, the data on dog bites are not reassuring. Throughout the year, as the weather becomes nicer and dog owners leave their companions outside more often, the number of dog bites spikes. June is considered to be one of the most dangerous months with the highest incidence of dog bites.
So, what do you need to know to protect your children and ensure that the summer goes smoothly? If you have a dog, how can you be a responsible dog owner?
Download the Dog Bite Safety Guide
For more information on how to keep your loved ones safe from dangerous dog bites, please our Dog Bite Prevention Guide. This document highlights:
- Recent dog bite data
- Various laws on dog bites
- Dog bite prevention tips
- Treatment information in the event of a dog bite
With summer coming, there is no better time to enjoy the outdoors or adopt a furry friend. But first, please take a few moments to peruse the dog bite safety guide and protect yourself and your loved ones.