Some 766 dog bites were reported in San Francisco in the past couple of years, versus 543 reported in the two previous years, according to this article. The spike could be due to improved reporting process citywide, the city's chief animal control officer said. National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which is being observed this week, aims to shine a spotlight on the issue. To prevent dog bites, AVMA recommends not approaching a dog that is confined or tethered, avoiding eye contact with a threatening dog and having your own dog spayed or neutered.

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