PUNCTURE WOUNDS OR BITE WOUNDS

Puncture and bite wounds can look minor from the outside, but can be deceptively deep and serious. 

Causes

Signs

Signs of Bite Wound Infection

Tip:  Neutered dogs and cats are less likely to roam, fight and bite. 
 

First Aid
    1.    If the wound is bleeding excessively, control the bleeding. 
    2.    Check the ABCs of CPR; administer CPR as needed. 
    3.    Check for shock.
    4.    Administer basic wound care. 
    5.    If the cause is a bite wound, it can be extremely serious.  Bite wounds often become infected due to the organisms that naturally reside in the mouth, combined with deep penetration by the canine teeth. 

    6.    If you suspect a snake bite, see Snake Bite