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Health and Environmental Issues for Children Under Six

Safety Around Animals

  • Always ask the owner before petting an animal.
  • Always speak softly and move slowly around an animal.
  • Wash hands with soap and water after petting an animal.
  • Keep children away from an animal that is acting strangely.
  • Keep children away from an unfamiliar animal.
  • Do not leave a small child alone to play with an animal.

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