Camp Bow Wow: Tips On Dog Bite Prevention

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SWANSEA, IL. (KTVI) -- Paul Stroth from Camp Bow Wow gives tips on how to interact with a dog that is prone to bite.

The majority of dog bite victims are male children from ages 5 to 9 and 4.5 million people suffer bites per year, typically on the head and neck .Stroth  warns that just because it’s a family dog doesn’t mean, under the right circumstances, a dog won’t bite.

Just like getting your home ready for a new baby, homeowners must also dog-proof their homes.

Tips for Pet Proofing Your Home

·     Treat your Pet like you would a Child: Active puppies and kittens can easily get into dangerous situations. Use child-safety gates in areas with dangerous holiday items to prevent your pet from getting into trouble.

·     Take Caution with Wires: Pets can easily injure themselves with electrical wires, and outlets. Secure all electrical cords and outlets and keep your dog in areas of your home where cords cannot be accessed.

·     Candles: Lit candles pose a serious threat to both your dog and your home. Keep your dog away from candles because they can easily be knocked down creating a fire hazard in your home.

·     Hide the Trash Can: A hyper puppy can easily knock over a trash can and spread garbage and bacteria throughout your home. In addition, dogs can choke on hazardous items so be sure to properly dispose of all holiday wrapping and keep it out of your dog`s reach.

·     Utilize a Sofa Cover: To avoid fur on your loveseat, use a seat cover. Sure Fit offers pet covers that are great for the home and car that are also hypoallergenic.

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