If you’ve been bitten by a dog, the first thing you need to do is to take care of the wound that you received. If it’s extremely significant and you need hospitalization, you should call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If it’s not serious enough but the dog has broken the skin or you’re bleeding, you need to place a towel over the injury to stop your bleeding, keep it elevated, wash the bite area with soap and water, apply a bandage and antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. If you see a doctor for your injury, you need to be prepared to give as much information about the dog if you know it as possible, information like whether the dog had all its vaccinations or did the dog have rabies or do you know the owner of the dog, and you also need to provide your doctor with any other health conditions you may have, illnesses or any immune system disorders. The doctor will examine you usually to see if the bite was deep enough to damage any muscles or tendons or nerves and they will also again clean it and remove any dirt or bacteria. You usually take antibiotics for a certain amount of time, a week usually to treat for infection, and then if you believe that the dog bite was not from your own provocation. I you were attacked by someone else’s dog you may have a right to bring a claim, you need to contact an injury lawyer to discuss the potential liability and if you may be able to recover for that injury.