Children are bitten by dogs much more often than you might think. According to the CDC, over 2 million children are bitten by dogs in America every year. Of those, over 400,000 require medical attention as a result of the incident. Additionally, the rate of dog bite–related injuries is highest for those ages 5 to 9 years.
If you have a child, it’s extremely important to teach them how to interact with dogs, regardless of whether you own a dog or not. Dog bites can cause severe injuries and even death. Here are some basic rules every child should know. [Read more…]