Dog bites can be dangerous. Medical care should be accessed if the dog bite in any way disrupts the skin where it punctures it or tears it or if there’s bleeding. If the skin is not punctured then and it’s just an abrasion, you just need to look for signs of infection before you seek medical care. You also need to determine if the dog may or may not have had rabies and whether you may require rabies immunization or a tetanus shot and usually your doctor can tell you that information. If the dog does have rabies you need to start treatment immediately following the dog bite to limit how much injury you will sustain.
How long does a dog bite take to heal?
A dog bite, depending on how significant the bite is, if it’s just an abrasion it’ll usually heal in a few days. If it’s a deep puncture wound it can take a week or two weeks. Normally that is treated with antibiotic ointment to prevent an infection and so ultimately receiving treatment as quickly as possible will limit the amount of time that future treatment will require.