A friend suggested I cover dogs and kids safety after her Lab that she had owned since he was 8 weeks old — and is now 9 years old — bit her 4 year old on the face. Fortunately, the wound was superficial but it did cover half her face and required the work of a plastic surgeon. This dog is a great, great dog and was always very sweet to my three kids. However, as my friend said, “Small children are always at risk, especially ones that have no fear of animals and are extremely attentive…sometimes more attentive than the animal likes.” As their family comes to terms with their daughter’s surgery combined with the loss of a beloved pet, Breezy Mama turned to Joel Silverman, host of Animal Planet’s Good Dog U, for advice for other families to avoid this tragic situation.
Let’s face it – if a dog is a part of the family, there can be times when an overzealous child may do something to the dog – without realizing it – that can have a negative reaction such as biting. How can busy parents keep both the dog and the child safe?
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