AVMA News

National Dog Bite Prevention Week coming up in April

March 04, 2022

To 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 10-16.

Members of the AVMA can spread the message to their clients and communities with the AVMA’s member toolkit for preventing dog bites, which features 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 and publicly available resources are at the AVMA’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week website.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week logo

A version of this article appears in the March 15, 2022, print issue of JAVMA.