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April 7-13, 2019 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Have you ever uttered these words? “Don’t worry, he doesn’t bite.”

Those five little words can come back to haunt you!

The truth is that any dog, any breed, any age, any size can bite if provoked.

In fact, Dr. Donald Miele, a Norfolk veterinarian, likes to say, “If it has a mouth, it can bite!”


Here are five steps you can take to prevent dog bites:



Since many dogs bite out of fear, to protect themselves, it is important to consider your pet’s well-being in each situation.

Removing a perceived threat — or removing your pet from the perceived threat —  can reduce or eliminate dog bites.

Learn more ways to protect yourself and your family from dog bites.

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