If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Children will likely encounter pets whether or not they have them in their own home. Teach your children how to approach animals and set rules for your children to follow when they are around a pet:
Also, teach children how to react if they are confronted with an aggressive pet. The following apply specifically to dogs, but some concepts can apply to other household pets:
Last Revised: November 26, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
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