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National Dog Bite Prevention Week: how to protect you and your family
By: Dr. Kris Carter, Division of Public Health
We all love having pets and they say dogs are man’s best friend. But dogs can bite in playful and protective ways. Any dog — big or small, young or old, male or female — can bite.  Nearly 90 million dogs live in U.S. households. Each year, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. Most dog bite victims are children. More than 800,000 people get medical care for these bites each year.It’s a problem in Idaho as well. Dog bite-related injuries are increasing in Idaho, and visits
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