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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.
 
TRAINER CERTIFICATION AWARDED Print

RACHEL GREEN AWARDED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Rachel Green, instructor for all the canine Pawsitive Training classes at Northwest Animal Hospital, earned the Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) status in September 2008. Rachel is one of only 40 CPDT trainers in Ohio. Congratulations!

The path to CPDT certification begins with documentation of 300 hrs of experience and references. After the application is accepted by the Council for Certification of Professional Dog Trainers, applicants must take and pass a test covering ethology, learning theory, practical training skills and tools, and husbandry. Read more at www.ccpdt.org

Rachel received her good news shortly after returning from the four day Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference in Kentucky. She brings the latest in the science and techniques of dog training along with her enthusiastic and committed spirit to the people and dogs in her classes. Sign up for a class now to experience first-hand the fun and teamwork that comes through training your dog.

 
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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