April 9-15, 2017 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Take some time to educate yourself and your family about dog bites and ways to prevent them. The numbers are astonishing.

In an educational outreach initiative, thefamilydog.com has created a video illustrating just how close to home dog bites really are. They report that 77% percent of dog bites come from the family dog or a friend’s dog – take a look at this video for an interesting perspective (from the dog!)

Also be sure to check out these quick but informative “Jimmy the Dog” videos – especially if you have kids.

The AVMA has developed some great information on their website, including the infographic pictured here.

~Author: Dr. C. Noureddine, DVM, MS