Veterinary Public Health Program
313 N Figueroa St. Rm 1127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel (213) 288-7060
Fax (213) 481-2375 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Teaching Children about Pet Safety
and Pet Health
Many families in Los
Angeles County and in the United States are comprised of
children and pets together. It is very important to
teach children how to safely interact with pets to avoid
harmful bites or trauma. It is also important to
consider the health of both the child and the pet as infants
and children younger than 5 years old are more likely to get
sick from the germs that animals may carry.
responsible pet ownership and treating pets with compassion
are the foundations for a successful relationship between
children and animals.
The resources below should be used to teach children how to
safety interact with pets and how to properly care for a
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