Pet Vet: Avoiding dog bites

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

Every year, almost five million people are bitten by dogs and require millions of dollars of medical attention.

Our Pet Vet, Dr. David Visser, shares a number of things you can do to avoid dog bites.

Socializing and training your puppy can help prevent little nips. It's also important to train your kids on how to approach dogs and to encourage your family members to avoid games that teach dogs to work against people, like tug-of-war.

Also, dogs are more likely to attack if they are put into a position where they feel threated.

A new trend for pet owners is to tie a yellow ribbon around their pet’s leash when out for a walk. This visual tip is to alert others to avoid coming close to their dog.

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