Health Tip: Protect Yourself and Your Kids From Dog
(HealthDay News) -- More than 4.7 million people are bitten by
dogs each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Here are the agency's suggestions for keeping a family member's
name off the list:
- If you're shopping for a family dog, choose a breed that's
known for being good with children.
- Don't adopt a dog with a history of aggression or biting.
- If your child is nervous about a new dog, don't push the
- Don't leave infants or young children alone with a dog in the
- Avoid rough play with any dog.
- Do not approach an unfamiliar dog. If such a dog approaches
you, don't run away. Try to remain motionless.
- Avoid direct eye contact with any dog.
- Avoid dogs that are eating, sleeping, or caring for
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