In the event of any dog bite, protect yourself by putting anything you might be carrying between you and the dog.
If you are knocked down, curl into a ball with your head tucked. Put your hands and arms over your ears and neck.
When you can get to a safe place, wash the wounds with soap and water.
Get medical help if the wound is bleeding uncontrollably, if there is any loss of function, if the bone or muscle is exposed, or if pain is extreme.
If the wound becomes red, painful, warm or swollen, or if you develop a fever, see a doctor. [Read more…]