Category Archives: Pets and Family

Dog Bite Injuries Are On The Rise: Here’s How to Keep Your Family Safe

A dog biting a woman's leg

April 10-16 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Dog bites are a serious public health concern. Annually, in the United States, 2–3 people per 100,000 need hospital admission for dog bite injuries. The annual incidence of bites in children under the age of 15 is 22 children per 1,000. The pandemic has exacerbated the issue,

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How to Raise a Child with a Cat Safely

A toddler pets a cat outside

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are over 58 million pet cats in the United States. Undoubtedly, many of these cats live in households with children, and the benefit of a pet for a child’s development has been well documented. Pets teach children responsibility and kindness. The presence of a cat in the

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Should I learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for pets?

A veterinary professional with a dog

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency first-aid technique that sustains blood flow to the brain and heart in the event of cardiac arrest. Many Good Samaritans will learn this technique as part of a first aid course in hopes of saving a life in the event of an emergency. But what about pets? Should we

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