Foods that are Poison to Pets  

 

Dog Bites - What parents should know:

 

Avoid being bitten

 

When approached by a strange dog:

 

If you fall or are knocked to the ground:

 

Prevent dog attacks: What can pet owners do?

        Choose your dog carefully. Select a breed or type of dog that is appropriate for your family and home.

        Socialize your dog. Be sure your dog interacts with all members of the family, as well as people outside the family and with other animals.

        License your dog, obey leash laws, and take care to properly fence yards. Dogs that are allowed to roam loose outside the yard expand their "territory," and will often defend it aggressively.

        Neuter your dog. Neutering reduces aggression, especially in males. Un-neutered dogs are more than 2.6 times more likely to bite than neutered dogs.

        Train your dog. Basic obedience training is as important for the owner as it is for the dog.

        Maintain your dog's health. Not only is it the right thing for the dog, but it also reduces bite responses caused by pain or irritability.

        Vaccinate - Be sure your dog is vaccinated for rabies and other diseases.

        Provide your dog with adequate food, shelter, exercise, and affection. Tethering or chaining dogs makes them feel vulnerable and increases their aggression.

        Don't play aggressive games with your dog.

 

Animal Shelter Euthanasia

        56% of dogs and 71% of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized. More cats are euthanized than dogs because they are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification.

        Only 15% of dogs and 2% of cats that enter animal shelters are reunited with their owners.

        25% of dogs and 24% of cats that enter animal shelters are adopted.

 

 

It is widely accepted that 9.6 million animals are euthanized annually in the United States.

 

Practical solutions for reducing euthanasia numbers OPT TO ADOPT!

Opting to adopt rather than buying from a store or breeder is the BEST way to stop this. The percentage of animals reunited with their owners would greatly increase if more pets were properly identified: 

 

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