Dog Bite

What happens if a vaccinated dog bites you?

The short answer is, If a dog is taking the vaccines in the right durations, then you don’t worry if you bit by him, unless you notice fever or local swelling, then you must go to ER.

and below are the explanation, why you shouldn’t worry when get bites by a dog that were vaccinated.

Vaccines for dogs or puppies (puppies) is the first step that must be considered for dog breeders to maintain the health of the dog and protect it from various diseases.

If you buy a new dog, the first step is to take care of his health by vaccinating dogs or puppies against fatal viral diseases

As the various dog vaccinations help protect the dog or puppy from many viral diseases that may cause the dog to die

Dog vaccination helps protect your dog from contracting very dangerous diseases.

Dog diseases are sometimes fatal or difficult to treat and take very long times to treat.

Dog vaccinations are also useful in raising the animal’s immunity in general. In the case of reproduction, the vaccination of dogs helps to protect children or puppies (puppies) from any viral infection transmitted by the mother, whether during childbirth or during breastfeeding.

Dog vaccination is divided into two types:

Dog vaccination takes place in two stages. Each stage has its own vaccinations, which should not be skipped under any circumstances. This is to preserve the health of your beloved animal as well as the health of you and your family.

The first type: the eight vaccinations for dogs:

The eight vaccination system acquired this name because it is in which the dog is vaccinated to prevent the 8 most common viral diseases that kill dogs.

These diseases are Parvovirus or Parvovirus, Dystmember Disease or Dystomer Virus, Paranavirus, Hepatitis Disease, Leptospira disease, Coronavirus and Adenovirus Disease.

These diseases are fatal to animals and the death rate reaches 80% of infected dogs.

Therefore, the dog must be vaccinated with the eight vaccinations to preserve the life of the dog.

The second type: dogs vaccinations against rabies:

Rabies is the most severe disease transmitted from animals to humans. Rabies or rabies is transmitted by biting or through the saliva of an infected animal with this virus.

Rabies disease without treatment, so it is a deadly disease.

The dog’s vaccination against rabies is done to preserve the life of humans, especially the life of the dog’s breeder, and also to preserve the life of the dog.

That is why we always stress attention to the dog vaccination schedule and timing. We also assure that this is the only way to preserve your pet’s life and people’s safety for as long as possible.

Duration of effectiveness for anti-rabies vaccine for humans:

The vaccination provides immunity for up to 2 years. It is recommended to monitor blood and check the level of antibodies (immunoglobulins) every 6 to 12 months for people at risk of developing rabies (such as those traveling to countries where the disease is endemic, veterinarians and animal workers).

The vaccine that works against rabies

Is left from live attenuated vaccines (live attenuated vaccines). Produced in cell culture (cell culture) from animal source (birds). When the vaccine is given, the body produces antibodies (antibodies).

The fidelity of the two-case active rabies vaccine for human:

  1. Being infected with rabies before exposure. People who are at risk to declare danger, such as workers, animals, veterinarians, and people for trekking in countries where rabies are endemic are at risk.
  2. To prevent the emergence of rabies after exposure to an accident in which exposure to rabies has occurred, such as being bitten or touched by animals suspected of having rabies.

The vaccination is given as a series of injections that are injected into the muscle of the arm, so that the injection program is determined by the medical staff, taking into account the goal of the vaccination (prevention of infection or following exposure to the disease), the severity of the infection and the person’s immune status.

Is swelling normal after a dog bite on human and on dogs

The short answer is Yes, if you bit by a dog, the bite will swell, but the swelling is not a normal thing but it’s serious, because the swelling is full of pus or fluid of infection oozing from the wound.

The time of swelling after a dog bite ranges from a day and up to 2 weeks, depends on the bacterial intruder.

Dog bites usually don’t swell at once but takes time.

Suggested treatment is antibiotics that have effect on gram positive bacteria (penicillin and cephalosporins) especially on streptocooci and s.aureus species, both families of bacteria are responsible for almost 50% to 70% of dog bite infections, because they are widely distributes inside the oral cavities of dogs and cats.

Swollen dog bite must be treated in the emergency room instead of selfcare at home with dog bite’s first aids, because some swollen dog bites can be a sign of rabies, and you must get the proper vaccine as soon as possible.

6 First aid for a dog bite. if the infection recurs, the most important one is tetanus vaccination

What to do if your dog bites you and breaks the skin?

A dog bite is one of the things that anyone may be exposed to, it may happen accidentally if you play with your dog or even if you are walking on the street you may get bitten by the dog without warning, and in either case, there are steps you need to take immediately to treat the wound and reduce the risk Infection, in this report we learn about the most important first aid that must be taken if you are exposed to a dog bite.

The front teeth of a dog grasp and compress your tissues, and their smaller teeth can also tear your skin, and the result is an open serrated wound, so if the wound is infected, it is often severe.

The primary problem with a dog’s bite is infection and it may need hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics.

I would like to explain that regardless of the cause, be sure to see the doctor within 8 hours of the dog’s bite, as waiting for a longer period raises the risk of infection, and if you suffer from diabetes or suffer from immunodeficiency, the risk of infection is greater.

6 steps to treat a dog bite

If a dog bites you, follow these steps immediately:

  1. Wash the wound, use a mild soap, and run warm tap water over it for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Slow bleeding with a clean cloth.
  3. Apply an over-the-counter antibiotic cream if you have it.
  4. Wrap the wound in a sterile pad and see your doctor.
  5. Change the bandage several times a day once your doctor examines the wound.
  6. Watch for signs of infection, including redness, swelling, increased pain and fever.

It is also likely that the doctor will clean the wound again, apply an antibiotic ointment and prescribe antibiotics, if there is concern about infection.

Depending on the wound, the doctor may also recommend stitches. In general, dog wounds are left open to heal unless they are on the face or if they may leave severe scars especially if left untreated.

The bacteria from a dog bite raises the risk of infection

Approximately 50% of dog bites enter bacteria, including staphylococcus and streptococcus pasteurization, as well as sooty bacteria.

Unvaccinated and ferocious dogs can carry and transmit rabies.

Taking care of a dog bite wound is about preventing bacteria from causing infection.

How to Stop the wound from bleeding? concluding

  1. Apply direct pressure on the cut or wound with a clean cloth, tissue, or piece of gauze until bleeding stops.
  2. If blood soaks through the material, don’t remove it. …
  3. If the wound is on the arm or leg, raise limb above the heart, if possible, to help slow bleeding.

How to Wash the wound?

5 to 10 minutes washing under water tap or by soaking a pad in saline solution, or using alcohol-free wipe, no need to antiseptic for open wounds as they can damage skin tissues.

How to Apply an antibacterial ointment to the wound?

Neosporin is an over-the-counter (OTC) triple-antibiotic ointment containing three separate antibacterial agents: neomycin, bacitracin, and polymyxin. 2 Triple-antibiotic ointments are commonly used on minor wounds and abrasions to prevent infection and encourage healing.

If I bitten by a dog do, I need a tetanus?

The reason for taking the tetanus vaccine is the exposure of the bite to mud and soil, and as it is not possible to prevent the dog’s bite site from contamination. Therefore, tetanus vaccine should be taken immediately. Or, an analysis can be done to find out about tetanus infection in advance.

If tetanus prophylaxis is indicated, an appropriate tetanus-containing vaccine (Tdap, DTaP, DT) must be administered based on the age and vaccination history.

After any bite, you must make sure that you know when the last dose of tetanus vaccination you received was, although tetanus vaccination is good for 10 years, your doctor may recommend another dose if the wound is dirty and more than 5 years have passed since the last Vaccination dose.

What is the lump under skin after a dog bite?

Commonly occurring on the face, legs and base of the tail, a bite-wound abscess usually presents as a painful, fluid-filled lump under the skin. Owners may observe a small scab over a puncture wound near the lump, but sometimes an abscess is not noticed until it breaks through the skin and oozes pus.