The famous song “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music contained the phrase “When the Dog Bites”. Unlike the words of the song, a dog bit can create a mini emergency for you.
The owner us responsible for any bits caused by their dog, so we have a responsibility to keep our pets under control.
Any dog bite can easily become infected. Wash out thoroughly and if possible have treated by a doctor. An infection can turn nasty, even from a small bite.
If you, or a family member are bitten make sure you find out if the rabies are up to tale. Ask for evidence rather then just a verbal statement.
If you are unable to contact the owner, and cannot hold the dog for a check up, then see your doctor and follow the prescribed treatment plan. The doctor may want you to take rabies shots, unpleasant, but far better then getting a fatal case of rabies.
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