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Animal Bites (cont.)

Animal Bite Prevention

With common sense, a person can lower the risk of being bitten by an animal:

  • Avoid contact and interaction with unknown animals. Even animals that appear friendly can bite if provoked.
  • Do not feed or try to catch or play with wild animals such as squirrels, raccoons, or rats.
  • Do not disturb an animal while it is feeding or taking care of its young.
  • Use great care when "aggressively" playing with an animal. Even the family dog can bite its owner by accident.
  • Do not stick your fingers into animals' cages (for example, at the pet store, zoo, or dog show).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/26/2015
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