Dog bite prevention

Dogs have been mans best friend for over 15, 000 years, they are the first domesticated species. Dog ownership is scientifically proven to have tremendous mental and physical health benefits. With the media spotlight on dog bites I remind myself of the facts: most dog’s don’t bite and there is currently no scientific evidence to support that dog bites are on the rise. Education is key to dog bite prevention and with children at highest risk the focus should be on this age group. Children from 18 months of age can and should be educated on how to appropriately interact with dogs.

For a wonderful educational resource to assist in educating children on appropriate interactions with dogs please click on the links below:

About Dr Kate

Perth vet and proprietor of Kalmpets Animal Behaviour Centre and Dog Day Care, Dr Kate Lindsey completed a first class honours degree in zoology and neuroscience at UWA, followed by a veterinary degree with first class honours, at Murdoch. Since graduating in 2005, Dr Kate has worked as a vet in small animal practices around Perth. As her zoological roots show, she has always had an interest in animal behaviour. Dr Kate successfully completed a post-graduate program in veterinary behaviour medicine and was admitted as a member of The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Animal Behaviour in 2012. She is a qualified veterinarian behaviourist. Dr Kate established Kalmpets in 2012, Western Australia’s only sole focus mobile vet behaviour practice that delivered comprehensive solutions to improve behaviour problems in dogs, cats and pets.

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