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How to Treat a Cat or Dog Bite

Watch more How to Give First Aid videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these tips to treat a cat or dog bite. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Wash the wound Wash the wound with soap, warm water, and a towel. This will remove dirt, saliva, and bacteria. Tip Apply pressure to the wound to stop any bleeding. If the bleeding persists, seek medical care. Step 2: Apply an antiseptic solution Apply an antiseptic solution such as iodine to the wound after you finish washing. Then apply an antibiotic ointment and cover the wound with a sterile bandage. Tip Reapply the antibiotic ointment twice a day until the wound heels. Step 3: Keep the injured area elevated Keep the injured area elevated to slow swelling and prevent infection. Step 4: Consult a doctor Seek professional medical care if bleeding continues, if a bone appears broken, if you have a compromised immune system, or if you have been bitten by a stray or feral animal. Follow your doctor's course of treatment, and above all, be well. Did You Know? The jaws of a large dog can exert a pressure of as much as 450 pounds per square inch.
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