Three massive mistakes people make after being bitten by a dog
If you've been attacked or bitten by a dog there are three massive mistakes that you can make which could harm your potential dog bite case and cause you to not have the best possible cosmetic result.
Contact the local Animal Control Officer or Dog WardenIf you've been attacked by a dog it is very important that you contact the local animal control officer or dog Warden so that your case can be investigated, all of the necessary parties can be interviewed, the dog can be quarantined, records can be obtained, and a report can be prepared. This should be done as soon as possible and hopefully from the site of the dog attack.
Get immediate medical careIf the dog attack has resulted in any type of injury, especially if your skin has been broken, it is extremely important that you get immediate medical care and attention. One of the biggest risks that you can have in a dog bite case is getting an infection. If this infection is not properly treated then serious medical complications can result.
Insist that a plastic surgeon treat you for any significant wound injuriesIf you have a significant dog bite wound, that has the potential to leave a serious, permanent, ugly and disfiguring scar, then you should insist that a plastic surgeon be called in to treat your wound and to perform any type of stitching. If you do not have a plastic surgeon take care of this significant wound at the earliest possible moment then you run the very real risk of having a more significant scar than might otherwise exist.