Saturday, January 2, 2010

Top 5 Helpful Tips to Treat Cat and Dog Bite

  1. Clean the wound. Immediately clean the wound and its surrounding area with soap and water. You can also use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.

  2. Apply pressure. Apply pressure to the wound with a clean cloth to stop bleeding and/or remove animals saliva. Put sterile cloth to cover the wounded area.

  3. Elevate. For bite in the arms, keep the wounded area above the level of the heart to prevent infection and slow swelling. Do this until proper medical help is available.

  4. Seek medical help. Go to your nearest hospital for further help. If necessary the doctor might give you anti-rabies and anti-tetanus shot (if you haven't got one in the past 5 years).

  5. Observe your pet. You must observe the cat or dog who bit you for 10-15 days to verify if it develops signs of rabies or it gets sick on such time period. Report immediately the incident to your local veterinarian and to your attending physician.


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