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 8/1/2012
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