When a person is bitten by a domestic animal, there is a risk of developing an infection. Rabies can occur, but it is usually after a wild animal bite.
If your child is bitten:
Wash the area with soap and water
Apply triple antibiotic ointment and a bandage
Check to see if the animals shots are up to date
Check to see if your child has received a recent tetanus shot.
Call or make an appointment online if:
The child was bitten by a wild animal
The bite is more than a scratch
Your child needs a tetanus shot