Showing posts with label cat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cat. Show all posts

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Best Way to Care for Dog or Cat Bite.

Although dogs are more likely to bite, cat bites are more likely to cause infections.
If the skin is broken but not torn, and bleeding is limited, was the wound thoroughly with soap and water. Apply an antibiotic cream and cover it with bandage. If you haven't had a tetanus shot within the last five years, you may need to get a booster.
If it's a deep puncture wound or the skin is badly torn or bleeding, apply pressure and seek immediate medical care. After the wound is cleaned and treated, you may be prescribed an antibiotic and given a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in five years.