Sunday, May 16, 2010

NATIONAL DOG BITE PREVENTION WEEK


In a tradition started by none other than the Postal Service, this week (May 16 to 22) marks National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The public service campaign was initiated to call attention to one of the nation's most commonly reported public health problems - dog bites - and offers safety tips, emphasizing the need for increased pet owner responsibility in the prevention of dog bites.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Of those, one in five results in injuries that require medical attention. In the latest annual data available, more than 31,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs.

To read more about it,
check out Caesar Milan's website.

Remember to keep your teefies
off of your postman
and everyone else!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and Becky

23 comments:

Jazzi said...

I would never bite my mailman, he is tooo nice to me. He leaves me doggy bones so I treat him real nice.

wags
Snazzi

Ms. ~K said...

No danger of getting bitten by dogs here, however, I can't be held responsible for slobbery dog kisses!
Hugs and belly rubs to all,
Kit and Pups

scotsmad said...

Kendra just went off her brain at the package delivery woman, but she couldn't get outside to get her. We have to watch Kendra and Bella around people, but I'm alright. In fact, I'm perfect.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

houndstooth said...

I had no idea! I don't get the chance to bite the mailman, they don't come here. Still, I think it's pretty important for people to know about!

Bunny

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Scotties,
You would bite the mailman, would you scotties?? I know Bambi wouldn't. She thinks the mail person is going to bring good things to eat!!!!
XXOO, Fern

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

We love our post lady! The only think we puts on her is our tongue for kisses! BOL!

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Bouncing Bertie said...

Why is Gail looking at me so stern and saying 'Bertie, read this and pay attention, biting people is REALLY BAD, and yes that even means little nips with puppy teeth.....'
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We bark like the dickens at our mailman but we would never bite him! He brings us pressies!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Hello everyone,

Teddy would lick the postman to death. And Louie would bark his head off. Some days these two get on my nerves bad. Our postman puts our mail in our rural postbox and leaves them two treats everyday. They know when he stops, who he is and expects the treats. He's been doing that for the past two years.
Louie has been acting younger with Teddy around, thats a good thing for him, but they get too wild some days. Of course I still love those "sweet faces and big round eyes" agghhh. But MY puppy days are over. I am getting to old.

Remington said...

Bite? I have never done that to anyone! AND I would never do anything to Mailman Mike....he is my friend....so no worries from here!

YankeeQuilter said...

Why do folks think Macbeth will bite...he just likes to "talk" to new folks but when they see those big Scottie teeth they get very nervous!

Mack and Mia said...

Bite the mailman?.....Me?.....MOST CERTAINLY NOT!

But barking is not off-limits!

WOOOOF!

Wags and woofs,
Mack and Mia

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You wouldn't bite the mailman would you???????

Dory and the Mama said...

We don't even see our mailman unless he has a big package for us...Then we are WAY too happy to bite him!!


Smileys and Snuggles!
Dory and Jacob (and Bilbo too!)

Samantha said...

I bark when I hears the mailman, but then I do my wigglebutt thing if he has to ring the doorbell or something. I really like him cause he has.... treats for me! Thanks for telling us!
xoxoxoox
Sammie

Sierra Rose said...

Oh my oh my!! Those are some big numbers of dog bites. Very cool Postal Service week!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

K9friend said...

Thanks for the reminder. Dog bites never add up to anything good for either biter or bitee.

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

The Strawberry Mallard said...

"Ya hear that Gus?"
"Yeah Ma I heard it....I'll try...but those sunglasses still scare me!"

We can only HOPE that it never happens here ;>0

Sherry said...

I find it encouraging that more and more children are being taught to stop and ask to pet the dog instead of just rushing forward. It's good manners along with a way of preventing bites.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We might lick you to death, but never bite you!! HEHEHE!!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Hi Mags,

Good to be back and great to hear from you. I use to do a lot of tatting, for several years that was my "thing". I think tatted Lace is much prettier than crochet lace. I don't crochet many things anymore, but sometimes baby blankets and prayer shawls. Have a good day...oh, and I found attic24 and she is an inspiration with her colorful crocheted goodness..Her blog name is "I LOVE LUCY".

Friends,
Tammy

friends,
Tammy

catherine_mary said...

We like our Post Man but we hate post. Especially if she is out when it comes - we nibble away until only white pulp remains. Yum.

Hector, Bonny and C.
x

Oskar said...

Very good post. We are always very sad when a good dog gets in trouble for biting someone.

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