Whether you're out at the dog park, visiting a friend, or even playing with your own pets, you are always at risk of dogs, cats and other small animals biting you or your child. Below are some tips in case this ever happens to you.
These are steps you should follow for all bite wounds, whether or not you decide to seek medical treatment:
Sometimes bite wounds can be relatively minor in appearance. However, all animal bites pose a risk of infection or disease transmission and should be taken more seriously than similar wounds from other causes. Immediately see a doctor whenever any of the following are true:
Rabies is a real disease that affects both domestic pets and wild animals including raccoons, squirrels and bats. Immediate treatment is critical. When possible, capture the animal or get the owner’s contact information so you have more details to provide to the medical provider.
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We hope you never have to experience an animal bite, but if you ever find yourself in that situation, please come see us right away! We are here 24/7 to provide you with emergency medical treatment for animal bites or anything else. ER Katy is a free-standing emergency room, and our experienced and caring staff is ready and waiting to help! Call us any time at (281) 395-9900.