Do you know about the free tools AVMA provides to help veterinary teams talk about how to prevent dog bites?
Next week is Dog Bite Prevention Week®, and the AVMA’s member-exclusive toolkit will save you time and help you bring tips about preventing bites into your social media and other client communications.
These conversations can help both pets and people. Any dog can bite, and children are both the most common victims and the most likely to be severely injured if they are bitten. The average cost of dog bite claims filed with insurers has risen sharply in recent years—up 32% from 2021 to 2022 alone—emphasizing the importance of precautionary steps that can prevent biting incidents.
Join us on social media
The AVMA social media channels will feature a series of videos for dog owners throughout the week, offering practical tips for training and socialization, warning signs that a dog may bite, and more. Other social media highlights will include infographics and helpful hints for dog bite prevention. Nothing could be easier than sharing these posts with your followers, so be sure to follow along. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #PreventDogBites on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Explore the toolkit: Free communication tools for your clinic
What’s in the AVMA’s member-only dog bite prevention toolkit? Here’s just a sampling:
- Downloadable client brochures—AVMA’s dog bite prevention brochure and rabies brochure are available in both English or Spanish for you to download and provide to clients.
- Puppy socialization handout—Another free download for AVMA members, use it year-round to share proven socialization information with puppy owners.
- Social media images and posts—Quick and easy to share, they’ll make it easy for you to show your veterinary expertise on this important behavioral issue.
If you’re an AVMA member, be sure to take advantage of this practical member benefit. Explore the full toolkit now.
Visit avma.org/DogBitePrevention for more dog bite facts and strategies to share with clients.