04/11/2012 05:37 pm ET

How To Help A Child Recover Emotionally After A Dog Bite

As a child, Ranjan Avasthi was once bitten by the family’s German shepherd. His parents responded quickly by separating the two, bandaging his wounds and gradually reintroducing healthy interaction with the dog. Fast-forward a few decades. Dr. Avasthi, an M.D., now has a wife, child and his very own German shepherd mix.

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