My pomeranian just bit my 3yo on her hand a few minutes ago. We've had him 2 weeks & I contacted his previous owner & was told he already has had his rabies shot. I washed it off & put antibiotic ointment & covered it with a bandage & gave some ice cream to soothe the tears, but I don't know what to do next. He didn't mangle her hand, but he did break skin. What do I need to do next? Pls help!!Answer Question
Answer by AFMF920 at 6:49 PM on Jan. 23, 2011
Put the dog in a different room for now. If the dog had a rabies shot, it should have a tag on it's collar. Call the pedi or even go to an urgent care. Get the proof from the previous order of it's shots. Better to be safe than sorry with an animal bite.
If the previous owner has no proof, I doubt the dog is up to date.
Answer by Christine0813 at 6:49 PM on Jan. 23, 2011
There are a couple of things you can do, 1 would be to give the dog away. Another would be to seek training for the dog. Sometimes dogs bite just from being frightened....you need to be sure that it wasn't out of aggression. Keep the dog away from your child until you know what the dogs really like. Since you haven't had him long, he could still be adjusting to his new home.
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