5 Tips Help To Prevent Dog Bites

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5 Tips Help To Prevent Dog Bites

5 Tips Help To Prevent Dog Bites

Even the friendliest and gentlest of dogs may bite if startled or pushed too far. Taking the proper steps and making sure your dog is happy and healthy may help lower the danger. We propose the following tips on how to approach a dog, what to do when you see a loose dog, and the right way to treat dogs in order to make interactions between people and dogs pleasant for all parties involved. These tips may also be used to ensure that loose dogs are properly contained.

1. Do not disturb
Be sure not to pull on the dog’s ears or tail, and never annoy the dog when he is asleep or while he is eating. After all, you wouldn’t want someone messing with your food while eating, would you? The same goes for if the dog is playing with a toy and do not take a dog’s toy or treat away without giving it something else. More importantly, do not bother the dog, especially when having fun with its pups. Dogs have a strong sense of ownership over their belongings, and they are particularly protective of their puppies.

2. Move Slowly
When approaching an animal, you should never do it in a rushed manner. The animal interprets rapid motions as potential dangers to itself. When they feel threatened, animals often resort to biting to protect themselves.

3. Hand Out, Fist Closed
Objects that move quickly have the potential to agitate a dog that might have been otherwise uninterested in the situation. When you are around an unfamiliar dog, and the dog has not yet shown any symptoms of hostility or an intent to attack, you should be sure to walk carefully and leave more than enough space between you and the dog.

4. Ask the Owner
If you want to pet an owned dog, it’s polite to ask the owner first. Dogs have developed the ability to sense their owners’ emotions, and when the person is surprised, it is likely that their companion will also be startled. Animals that are startled may bite.

5. Never ride or sit
No matter how well-behaved your dog is, and even if you have a dog that is a member of one of the giant breeds as a member of your household. This activity poses a risk of causing injury to the dog’s back muscles since they are not robust enough or equipped to support the weight of a passenger, and they were not intended to do so.

Any dog is capable of biting. It makes no difference what size they are, what breed they are, or if they are male or female. Even if they are loving lap dog that has never shown any signs of aggression in the past, they have the potential to bite if they feel threatened. If you want to protect yourself, your family, and the community from being bitten by dogs, the easiest way to do so is to follow the tips that have been provided above.

“All dog bites carry a risk of infection, but immediate copious irrigation can significantly decrease that risk. Assessment for the risk of tetanus and rabies virus infection, and subsequent selection of prophylactic antibiotics, are essential in the management of dog bites.” source

For more information on how to take care of your pets or for any emergency vet services in Mississauga, contact Truscott Animal Hospital. Their team of licensed, qualified, and experienced animal doctors will be happy to provide more tips and information on how to care for your pets.

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Deise W August 2023

I'm so glad I found this clinic, we had a great experience here. We needed certificates for travelling with our cats, and they were very helpful with every detail. The staff and doctors are kind and understanding, and they were so careful and lovely with our cats. Also, prices are fair.

Sahil Sharma August 2023

Only place I will ever take my boy, trustworthy, professional and most importantly, caring

MG Gamil August 2023

My puppy Lillie was very very sick, I called 12 emergency vet hospitals between Toronto downtown (where we live) all the way to missesauga, no one would give me a same day appointment, no matter how much I explained that my dog was bleeding out and nearly dying. I called Truscott hospital and the soonest appointment they had opened was two days later, when I explained my dog situation, they told me to bring her on spot and made space for her due to her condition. Once we got there EVERYONE was amazing starting from the reception people all the way to the junior and senior doctors. Though they had to insert her in the middle of thief very busy schedule, They still took very good care of her, and made the time to talk to me and explain everything. Unlike other places money was the last thing they spoke about and they were very flexible and explain to me how we can save my dog which they did at the end.. it’s not a surprise that they are rated 4.9 out of 5, this is the most humane hospital and they truly love and care about animals. Very very very highly recommend. In three days, my puppy started again, chasing squirrels and pigeons in the Park, and is now back to her normal self as before..

I’m glad I had the money to cover the needed fees, but I imagine that, even if I didn’t, they would have still taken care of her and allowed me to pay over a couple of weeks, I’m just assuming that, because how amazing they were and how human they were, but I don’t know if that’s a thing.

taz naf August 2023

Great place. Easy service. Lots of reminders for appointments. Definitely recommend.

Hope R August 2023

Friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful staff. They truly care about your pet.

Antonelle Sillius August 2023

My friend has been going to Truscott animal hospital with their Dog for a very long time and recommended that I take my dog there. So we drove from Oshawa to see Med and honestly it was so worth the drive! I felt so comfortable there with my dog and I felt that he was very informative and took the time to answer my questions and fully explain things to me. His prices are fair and I loved that he was very understanding of my circumstances where as I felt like other vets in my area would judge me and would rush me in and out, would try to get me to pay for more than I needed and would be over priced and make me feel guilty if I didnt. But not Med he was was very cheerful and kind and put my mind at ease and only did what was necessary for my dog at the time and didn’t make me feel pressured in any way. I would highly recommend Truscott Animal Hospital!

Darrin Legere August 2023

The man is a dog whisperer for real. Extremely talented, genuine and fair. Best vet I've ever used, by far!!

Thilini Silva June 2023

Amazing service! My Bengal cats Ace & Billy got the best treatments and most of all, they really care 💙

Arc Designs August 2023

The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. We just started coming here and so far we are pleased with their services. The Vets are extremely gentle and compassionate with our geriatric dog.

Eman Ibrahim August 2023

I had a great experience with Dr. Mowaad over the past year. He is always there for my lovely dog. His bedside manners are great. He even calls us after the clinic hours to make sure everything is fine. Great customer service
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