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Dog Bite PreventionAnimalBites Education

In Clinton County, hundreds of children are bitten every year...most bites are preventable.

Through the CVPH Foundation and the Clinton County Health Department, dog bite prevention videos and training materials are available to schools, parents, and the general public.

NOTE: All animal bites need to be reported, no matter how minor.


What are the Reasons Why Dogs Attack?

  • Protecting their puppies, territory, or family members
  • Feeling threatened by you
  • In pain, injured or ill
  • Surprised by your sudden appearance
  • Bothered while eating
  • Frustrated from being chained or tied
  • Excited, nervous or "playing"

Know the Warning Signs

  • An aggressive posture
  • A fearful posture
  • Growling, snarling or snapping
  • Staring straight ahead
  • Teeth showing or curled lips
  • Hair standing on end

Protect Your Pet From Rabies

Remember, your dog or cat can be vaccinated for rabies when it turns 3 months of age. One year after the first dose, your pet requires a booster, which is then good for three years. For the rest of your pet's life, it should have a booster shot every three years. Also, ferrets must be vaccinated every year.

 

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Further Reading

Preventing Dog Bites

ASPCA May I Pet your Dog?

CDC's Rabies Info

Forms

Report an Animal Bite


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department
Environmental Health & Safety Division
(518) 565-4870  

ATUPA

 

   

MENU
menu

Dog Bite PreventionAnimalBites Education

In Clinton County, hundreds of children are bitten every year...most bites are preventable.

Through the CVPH Foundation and the Clinton County Health Department, dog bite prevention videos and training materials are available to schools, parents, and the general public.

NOTE: All animal bites need to be reported, no matter how minor.


What are the Reasons Why Dogs Attack?

  • Protecting their puppies, territory, or family members
  • Feeling threatened by you
  • In pain, injured or ill
  • Surprised by your sudden appearance
  • Bothered while eating
  • Frustrated from being chained or tied
  • Excited, nervous or "playing"

Know the Warning Signs

  • An aggressive posture
  • A fearful posture
  • Growling, snarling or snapping
  • Staring straight ahead
  • Teeth showing or curled lips
  • Hair standing on end

Protect Your Pet From Rabies

Remember, your dog or cat can be vaccinated for rabies when it turns 3 months of age. One year after the first dose, your pet requires a booster, which is then good for three years. For the rest of your pet's life, it should have a booster shot every three years. Also, ferrets must be vaccinated every year.

 

INFO BAR


Further Reading

Preventing Dog Bites

ASPCA May I Pet your Dog?

CDC's Rabies Info

Forms

Report an Animal Bite


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department
Environmental Health & Safety Division
(518) 565-4870  

ATUPA