A dog makes for an amazing pet. Nearly forty percent of Americans would agree, as that is the percentage of homes that own at least one dog. These four-legged friends have become like family members in many homes. For the most part, these dogs are gentle and well-behaved pets.
Unfortunately, there are some dogs that snap and bite people. Many times, a dog’s aggression is due to the way it has been treated by the owner. Dog bites can cause serious damage and shouldn’t be taken lightly; they need to be cared to in a proper manner.
To treat a dog bite in Wisconsin, you should:
- Assess the bite. Before you treat the wound, determine how bad it is. If the bite is severe, never hesitate to call 911 and let the paramedics treat the wounds.
- Stop the bleeding. A dog’s teeth are sharp, which will cause you to bleed after a bite. To stop the bleeding, place a clean towel over the wound. Elevate the wounded area to help slow the bleeding.
- Clean the wound. Cleaning the wound can be simple and easy. The best to clean a dog bite wound is to simply use soap and water.
- Sterilize the wound. To help prevent infections, the wound needs to be sterilized. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the wound and cover it with a sterile bandage. Reapply the ointment and cover with a new bandage daily.
A dog’s mouth can be dirty and create complications to a bitten human. If a dog has bitten you, you may be entitled to compensation from its owner. Contact a Milwaukee dog bite lawyer at Hupy and Abraham to discuss your legal options. Call 800-800-5678 for a free consultation.
Hupy and Abraham maintains eight offices across Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. One call to us and we can direct you to an experienced personal injury attorney at your closest office.