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Preventing Dog Bites

Recent reports have revealed that 5 Billion people are bitten by dogs every year.

Even worse, most bog bites occur on the owners property and involve children ages 5-9. As a father of a young child, this is extremely frightening.

So we’ve got a few simple basic safety tips to help reduce these dramatic statistics.

1.    Never leave children unattended when a dog is nearby or even fenced in.
2.    Don’t approach an unfamiliar dog or a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for pups.
3.    Avoid direct eye contact.
4.    If a dog does approach you stand still like a tree. Running and screaming will only make it worse.
5.    If knocked over, roll into a ball and remain still.
6.    Finally, never pet a dog without allowing it to see and sniff your palm-up, open hand.

By following these simple tips you and your little ones can easily avoid dog bite injuries.

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New Pet Trust Law: Dartmouth Attorneys Explain the New Pet Trust Law

Americans spent an estimated 47.7 billion dollars on their pets in 2010. This is a clear example of how much we value our pets, similar to the way we value our own children. Like our children, we want to leave behind arrangements and finances to ensure that our pets can maintain a happy, healthy life, even if they outlive us.

Luckily, Massachusetts has adopted the new pet trust law.

This allows owners to write a trust agreement under which their pet is the beneficiary of trust funds. Starting April 7, 2011, your pets can finally feel safe knowing that when mom and dad are gone they will be able to maintain their happy loving lives. MSPCA Website

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