How to Deal with Dog Bites.

We all have heard the saying that a dog is the best friend of a human; however, this saying does not change the fact that they are still animals and can bite at any time. According to research, each year, dogs bite more than 4 million Americans including children. A large percentage of these bites lead to an injury which requires treatment and medical attention. Children have a high chance of being bitten by a dog than adults. Mentioned in this article are tips that you should follow when buying a dog so that you don’t purchase dogs that bite. Additionally, a method has also been outlined for you because of dog bites.

Choosing the right dog:

Of course, strays are most notorious for biting but the reality is that most of the people are bitten by such dogs that they are familiar with. This means that a person is more likely to be bitten by a family pet or by a friend’s pet dog.

Here are a few things that you should keep in mind since it deals with dog bites. Firstly, when you choose to adopt a dog, pick out a dog that has a good temper. Additionally, you need to stay away from dogs that you are not familiar with. If you have young children, then you should not leave them with dogs specifically if the dog is unfamiliar. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t play with dogs that are eating or are feeding. When you try to approach any dog, do it slowly. Allow the dog to approach you as well. Lastly, in the case where a dog gets aggressive, do not scream and do not run. Just move away slowly while staying calm and try your best not to make an eye contact with it.

How to treat a dog bite:?

It is possible to treat a dog bite at home, however; it is still better to visit a doctor. This should especially be the case if the dog that bit you were unfamiliar if you see symptoms of infection is the bleeding won’t stop or if the dog bite looks deep. Visiting a doctor is vital since it deals with dog bites.

If you have been bitten by a dog, then the first thing that you should do is to place a sterilized towel on the injury. Once the bleeding stops, wash the wound carefully with soap. Bandage the wound and keep on applying an antibiotic medicine to prevent infection.

-- ZylaCourtney - 21 Nov 2016
Topic revision: r1 - 21 Nov 2016, ZylaCourtney
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