National Dog Bite Prevention Week

dog.bite.preventionIt’s National dog bite prevention week, May 17 – 23.

The CDC reported 4.5 million people in the U.S. were bitten by dogs last year.  Most dog attacks happen to children, the elderly and postal workers.

The American Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring National Dog Bite Prevention Week to help stop dog bites by educating the public about dog behavior and pet ownership. Information provided on dog bite facts and prevention can be found here.

Educate yourself and loved ones by listening to the following pod casts and videos:

Dr. Ilana Reisner, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist discusses dog bite prevention in a pod cast here.

Victoria Stilwell, dog trainer and host of Animal Planet discusses canine behavior, and what dog owners can do to prevent their dogs from biting in a pod cast here.

Educate your children by watching “Jimmy the Dog” videos here.

California is the state with the highest number of dog bite claims made to one of the largest insurers (State Farm). If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries and medical bills. The Attorneys at the Edward A Smith Law Offices have over three decades of experience handling dog bite claims. Contact our Sacramento office at (916) 921-6400. If your out of the area contact 1-800-404-5400, www.autoaccident.com. Reviews about our office can be found on Yelp and Avvo.