When a dog bites a child, the injuries can be more significant than when they bite an adult. Because of the size of a child and a dog’s ability to incur damage, the injuries may be more significant. A child may sustain a greater puncture wound or the bite of the dog may be deeper than it would be on an adult. Again, a child faces similar potential medical issues to an adult, including infection, rabies. If your child has been bitten it is important that you immediately take them to seek medical attention whether through your pediatrician, an urgent care or the hospital.