National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2011 (May 15-21)

Last year, nearly 5 million people were bitten by dogs in the United States, and nearly a million people, more than half of them children, require medical attention for dog bites every year. To help educate the public on how best to prevent dog bites, the AVMA is again teaming up with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Postal Service to sponsor the 17th annual National Dog Bite Prevention Week, held this year from May 15-21. In this podcast, Dr. Bonnie Beaver, past president of the AVMA, discusses dog bite prevention strategies.