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Dog Bite Prevention Week

May 18, 2011 | Blog

How can dog bites be prevented?

Dog bites are a largely preventable public health problem, and adults and children can learn to reduce their chances of being bitten.

Before you bring a dog into your household:

  • Consult with a professional (e.g., veterinarian, animal behaviorist, or responsible breeder) to learn what breeds of dogs are the best fit for your household.
  • Dogs with histories of aggression are not suitable for households with children.
  • Be sensitive to cues that a child is fearful or apprehensive about a dog. If a child seems frightened by dogs, wait before bringing a dog into your household.
  • Spend time with a dog before buying or adopting it. Use caution when bringing a dog into a household with an infant or toddler.

If you decide to bring a dog into your home:

  • Spay/neuter your dog (this often reduces aggressive tendencies).
  • Never leave infants or young children alone with a dog.
  • Don’t play aggressive games with your dog (e.g., wrestling).
  • Properly socialize and train any dog entering your household. Teach the dog submissive behaviors (e.g., rolling over to expose the abdomen and giving up food without growling).
  • Immediately seek professional advice (e.g., from veterinarians, animal behaviorists, or responsible breeders) if the dog develops aggressive or undesirable behaviors.

4 Comments

  1. Jennifer Stone

    Hello,
    I am writing on behalf of a good friend of mine who has breast cancer. While visiting her yesterday, she expressed great concern regarding her income while on chemo therapy. Furthermore, she is very concerned about her dogs welfare.

    Part of her financial worries are whether or not she would be able to continue buying your nutritious dog food for her two elderly dogs. My friend went on and on about how your PURE VITA GRAIN FREE SALMON FORMULA was obviously helping her dogs and that they clearly feel better after changing their diet to this formula. Both of the dogs had joint pain and discomfort. My friend had been trying various brands and formulas to try to help her dogs. Nothing helped them until she found PUR VITA.

    The 25 pound bag was just under $55 at her local pet supply store. The price is simply to much for her to spend on her limited budget at this time, while on chemo.
    Let me be clear, I am quite sure that PURE VITA dog food is worth every penny, especially after hearing her testimony about your product. My worry is that on my friends income, while on chemo (not working full time) she will have to succumb to an inferior dog food if she doesn’t receive assistance. I’m worried that she will feel very guilty if her dogs joint pain returns due to her inability to afford PUR VITA.

    Will your company consider giving my friend a grant for any period of time until she is back on her feet and able to pay for your product herself? Not only would she greatly appreciate the gesture, so would I.

    Incidentally, I have a One year old Golden-doodle. Now that I have been introduced to your product I will see how it works for my dog!
    Thank you for reading this letter and for your consideration in helping my friend and her two adorable dogs.

    Kind Regards,

    Jenny Stone

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    • NutriSource

      Jenny,

      If you would please contact me at jschmitz@klnfamilybrands.com I would greatly appreciate it!

      Thanks!

      Jonnie Schmitz
      KLN Family Brands ~ NutriSource Pet Foods

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      • Melissa

        Dog Parks are also a great place to go. Grandview Park in SeaTac/Kent is a great dogpark in the South Sound area. They also have a buleitln board for such advertisements. If you don’t mind going up to Seattle Magnuson Park is one of the best dog parks in the country. I’m sure there are South Sound people that go there. Otherwise, I would suggest pet stores such as Mud Bay, humane society shelters (sometimes people just go there to pet the dogs, some buy and when they do your advertisement will be the first one they see), and also vets in the area.

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    • Abbey

      I’d say go around to local pet shops and give them some buesins cards and offer to pass around some of theirs to do a cross-marketing promotion. It’s always best if you can get a website and then google ads are amazing. If your trying to keep a low budget then hook up with the local pet shops, and pet taxi’s.

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