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What is the right way to care for a shih tzu bite on the finger?


Posted by maddy

 
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Maddy,

Don't mean to sound sarcastic, but the same way you would treat any dog bite on the finger..with respect and concern.

Immediate cleaning of the wound with soap and water, pressure for any continued bleeding, cold compresses for reducing swelling....

A trip to your physician or the emergency room would be the next step.  They would advise as to the need of antibiotics, stitches, and/or tetanus protection.

You also need to verify the status of a rabies vaccination for the dog.

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