Receiving a bite wound can be extremely distressing for both the dog and their owner. In cases like that you should always:

  • Stop the bleeding by applying pressure to the wound with a clean cloth.
  • Get them to the vet as soon as possible.
  • If possible swap details with the owner of the other dog.

What to do if your Pet has a Bite Wound

Please remember that a bite wound should always be cleaned properly by a vet. The wound may penetrate further than you can easily see and bite wounds nearly always require antibiotics as otherwise they are very likely to become infected.

If you want more information on this topic, we suggest you read this article from our archive: Wounds and Bleeding

First Aid for Pets provides this information for guidance and it is not in any way a substitute for veterinary advice. The author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person or animal, however caused. It is strongly advised that you attend a practical First Aid for Pets course or take our online course to understand what to do in a medical emergency.

Remember to visit our other websites: First Aid for Life and Online First Aid

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