You never know who is going to be looking over our shoulder! Yup, it's our Sammy! He came in this week to visit, get his skin and ears rechecked, and get his medicated bath. He has gained enough weight back that some of our staff had to take a double take! He not only walks, but now runs down our hallway. It is amazing what time and TLC can do!
Thank you to Dr. Catalina Montealegre and veterinary technician Ashley Bolen from our Linwood hospital for giving a basic pet first aid/CPR lecture to the North Wildwood Fire Department last week. And thanks to the awesome department for having us and for caring about animals!
With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs every year. The majority of these bites, if not all..., are preventable. Take this opportunity to learn more about dog bite prevention and help educate others so we can all work together to prevent dog bites. Visit www.avma.org for tips.
Dog bite facts:
• Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs.
• Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.
• Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children.
• Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
• Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
• Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.
These cuties came in for a check-up the other day and they captured many hearts in the process. Meet Flair, Radar, Teko, and Sonar!!