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National Dog Bite Prevention Week Print

 Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Facts:Dog bite prevention

  • Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs.
  • Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. 
  • Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children.
  • Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
  • Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
  • Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.

There are many things you can do to avoid dog bites, ranging from properly training and socializing your pet to educating your children on how - or if - they should approach a dog. Information and education are the best solutions for this public health crisis.

May 18-24, 2014, Is National Dog Bite Prevention Week!

Visit the National Dog Bite Prevention Week page for more information and resources to educate people about dog bite prevention.

 
National Dog Bite Prevention Week Print

 Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Facts:Dog bite prevention

  • Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs.
  • Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. 
  • Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children.
  • Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
  • Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
  • Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.

There are many things you can do to avoid dog bites, ranging from properly training and socializing your pet to educating your children on how - or if - they should approach a dog. Information and education are the best solutions for this public health crisis.

May 18-24, 2014, Is National Dog Bite Prevention Week!

Visit the National Dog Bite Prevention Week page for more information and resources to educate people about dog bite prevention.

 
CAT FRIENDLY HOSPITAL AWARDED Print
Northwest Animal Hospital is proud to announce its Cat Friendly Hospital status, awarded by the American Association of Feline Practitioners at the silver level.
 
Canine Influenza Virus - the basics Print
Control of Canine Influenza in Dogs —
Questions, Answers, and Interim Guidelines
updated December 1, 2005

The following document has been developed via consultation among the American Veterinary Medical Association, the University of Florida, Cornell University, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is advisory in nature. It is intended to answer common questions and to provide guidance on managing affected dogs and for persons working with or handling affected dogs. This document reflects what is known as of October 17, 2005, and may be updated as more information becomes available.

What is canine influenza?
Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection of dogs that is caused by a virus. The canine influenza virus is closely related to the virus that causes equine influenza and it is thought that the equine influenza virus mutated to produce the canine influenza virus.

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XYLITOL: A Sugar Substitute that Can Kill Your Dog Print

Xylitol: Potentially Lethal Sugar Substitute
New Findings show that xylitol can produce acute and life-threatening liver disease and bleeding disorder in dogs, as well as a low blood sugar. What amounts are we talking about? Consider several recent cases:

30 pieces of gum eaten by a 5 yr Scottish terrier
12 cupcakes eaten by a 4 yr Australian shepherd
5-6 cookies eaten by a 3 yr-old standard poodle
8 muffins eaten by a 6 yr-old Dalmatian
4 large frosted muffins eaten by a 4 yr-oldWelsh springer spaniel
1 lb of xylitol powder eaten by a 6 yr-old Labrador mix
100 pieces of gum eaten by a 7 yr-old miniature dachshund
1/4 lb of xylitol sweetener by an 8 yr-old Labrador retriever

Five of these eight dogs were euthanized or died because of liver failure. If you are using foods or cooking products with xylitol as an artificial sweetener, keep them locked out of reach from your dog. Don't offer your dog any product sweetened with xylitol. If your dog eats a food or gum containing xylitol, seek immediate veterinary help at our hospital, 451-4772, or at a local emergency service. Inducing vomiting to decrease absorption of the xylitol will be important. Don't assume your dog is OK just because they look OK at the moment.

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