According to the AVMA, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States every year, and at least half of the 800,000 people who receive medical care for dog bites each year are children. To reduce the number of these injuries, adults and children should be educated about bite prevention, and dog owners should practice responsible dog guardianship.
#EH It's World Rabies Day--Rabies is an infectious, viral disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. There is no treatment for rabies after symptoms of the disease appear. Diagnosis of the disease is confirmed when brain tissue is tested after death. We have tips on avoiding dog bits on our Website.