Dog bites are common, especially if you are a pet owner and any dog takes a nip at you. Whether the bite is serious or just a nip, medication and treatment is necessary. The risk is higher if a rabid dog bites you. It can turn fatal if not treated at the right time.
Even dogs that are not rabid can bite viciously, often causing severe wounds, which need quick attention lest the wound is infected. If you know the owner of the dog that bites you, check with him or her if the dog is immunized, if not immediate medical treatment is essential. However, there are several home remedies for dog bites that can help.
Causes & Symptoms
Causes: Dogs may bite if they are provoked, some may bite even without any provocation.
Symptoms: Swelling and redness in the bite area, fever, formation of pus, sweats, and chills.