In Reply.—

The experience of Lackmann and Tollner confirms many of our clinical findings concerning dog-bite-related injuries in children; namely, young children are more likely to be bitten at home by a familiar dog. Although they report a lower incidence of provoked attacks than we found, it is unclear how they defined "provoked." We defined provoked as any child-initiated interaction with the dog, including playing with the dog. Clearly, these data support the recommendation that families with young children should be the target of pet safety education.

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