A seasoned veterinary professional, Dr. Navratik is the currently the CEO at MRVL Pet Pharmaceuticals. Before that, she helped to develop OcuBright, a veterinary tear stain supplement that eliminates tear stains from dogs, and co-developed VetVaction CE, a company that provides a new and fun way for veterinarians to receive the state mandated continuing education requirements for licensure from all around the world.
Once you have been given permission by the owner, approach the dog slowly and pet the dog gently. Avoid reaching for the face of the dog on initial contact. If you avoid the face, that keeps you safer and farther from the dog's mouth in case the dog gets startled and reacts with a snap.