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Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Prevention Week

More than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 of these require medical attention according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Nearly half of these bites involve children, and children are far more likely to be severely injured. In order to raise awareness and focus on the importance of safe human-dog interactions, the second week in April is dedicated to dog bite prevention.

Your dog is limping – when do you seek veterinary care?

Your dog is limping – when do you seek veterinary care?

Dogs will limp for a variety of reasons, some musculoskeletal and some systemic. There are times when the cause is simple – a thorn in a toe, salty/irritated paws in the winter, or a torn/broken nail. Other times the cause is quite serious – torn ligaments, broken bones, infection, or even cancer.