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April 01, 2021

National Dog Bite Prevention Week coming in mid-April

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week logoTo help educate the public and reduce the estimated 4.5 million dog bites per year, the AVMA is once again sponsoring National Dog Bite Prevention Week, held this year from April 11-17.

Members of the AVMA can spread the message to their clients and communities with the AVMA’s member toolkit for preventing dog bites, which includes clinic materials and tools, posts for social media, and information on why the AVMA believes that breed-specific legislation is an ineffective response to the problem of dog bites.

The member toolkit, along with additional statistics, resources, and information, can be found on the AVMA’s Dog Bite Prevention Week website.