But as I said, he's not one of those dogs that takes a bit of pain with a whimper - it is inevitably with a snap (only accidental bumps/standing on - it doesn't happen often) so its something I have worried may happen as he gets older. I was not seen by a doctor. Arizona. huge dogs like to "muzzle punch" little dogs for some reason. we had a very similar problem 2 months ago where our family dog fatally mauled our cat in front of the children. I think rushing out tomorrow and getting him put to sleep is completely ott. Dog bites can happen for a lot of reasons, from a puppy in the teething stage nipping you to an attack by a strange dog on the street. Contact your doctor's office if you need info on that and to see if you need one if you desire. I love my border collie, but she would be sleeping her last night in my house quite honestly. To get the infection, two things have to happen. My dog bit dd today (not badly - not broken the skin). He was being a responsible dog owner. Are Pitbulls dangerous dogs or is this a myth? i might call animal administration and record it, yet i does no longer bypass so a techniques as saying they attacked your dogs. Because likely the dog wasn't corrected, and thus believes that it's perfectly okay to go around being a nasty, ill-tempered, aggressive little furball. My pet dog who usually is senile but get a little possessive around food, bit me when i tried to pick something i thought he wasn't eating. Or the Dog's Trust would be a good source of advice I would think. Level 3: There are one to four shallow puncture wounds in the skin. ... that's NOT illegal here, and she supposedly bit someone that didn't have the evidence to back it up and yet they were forced to either put her down or give her up. Is this something I should be concerned about and is it likely the dog will cause more serious injury? Earlier on, when I was playing with my dog, he bit me, and tore through my jumper, and broke the skin on my arm. we did take him tot he vets to rule out any medical reason for the attack. Stray cat bit me but didn't break the skin. I guess its not really possible to answer that though as you just don't know. But I spent a lot of time with him teaching him his place and he settled down into a lovely dog. The decision to file a dog bite lawsuit is never an easy one to make. my question is since the dog didn't break skin and leave much of a bruise how does this get handled by authorities? The fact is, your dog attacked someone, and because of that, it’s considered dangerous by the local government authorities. Now last week I received a letter from the man's attorney saying I am being sued for damages and suffering and asking if I have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance (I don’t). If so and no skin was broken you have nothing to worry about. 1 doctor answer. He didn't even break the skin at all. It doesn't look much like a bite mark at all, more like a pinch. I’m trying to teach me Basset Hound puppy to bike but he keeps falling off the bike. Just put ice on it to minimize swelling and bruising. Is this the end of schools as we know them? cat is fine and dog is sooo old she is also okay, albeit a bit sad at times. Yesterday I was watching my son play with my dog like always. Or much about it's general demeanor. The only way to get rabies is from a bite from an animal that already has rabies. To get the infection, two things have to happen. Don't think it is like that now. This is page 1 of 2 (This thread has 42 messages.). You should provide a specific location for your dog to sleep undisturbed, such as … On her hand and foot skin grazed but bleeding a wee bit. Now that the animal has bit someone (even if it didn't break the skin), they can try to get the judge to require you put the animal down. He nipped me, but didn’t break skin. ... And I hope someone who was just bitten reads this and instead of taking their dog to the shelter, ... he was simply following his instincts. I don't think you'd be shirking your responsibility in getting him re-homed. those officers will know the suited action to take. It wasn't put down, nor should it have been. My children live with two dogs at my house and have regularly been around other relative’s animals and have never been bitten before. It didn't break the skin or leave a mark but, my son was scared. The fact is, your dog attacked someone, and because of that, it’s considered dangerous by … Those bitten by dog’s often know the dog that bit them and can verify that the dog has previously received a rabies vaccination, in which case rabies is not a concern. An understanding of the law involved is vital to the success of any claim. The best and easiest is to be very, very nice to the dog bite victim (and his family). good success! But also what Lauriefairycake says about him knowing his place in the pack. A chew is a chew whether it broke pores and skin or no longer. She didn’t break skin but my boyfriend and I were completely shocked she did this. Yes, littlebella, I hadn't thought of that, someone I once met said they had their name down with the cocker spaniel club waiting to rehome one - I'll look into that. I don't know what to do. to rehome puts someone else at risk, Ok, do you love your dog? SECOND, the dog's salivia has to come in contact with your body fluids. After patting the wound dry, apply alcohol or hydrogen peroxide for disinfecting the wound. My dog and I were at the off leash dog park that we go to 2-3 times a week. Do you know the dog is infected? Level 1: The dog’s teeth don’t touch the skin. When dealing with dog bites, there are certain steps to take, but what to do depends upon the circumstances and severity of the injury. Help me decide.... Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox, www.kennels.co.uk/Gundogs/Cocker%20Spaniel.htm. "We have people who stand around and say, 'My dog caused damage to your dog and they feel responsible for it. clarify the story and because it occurred. ... My childhood was full of tales of people getting horrible forty-something shots in their stomach after a dog bite. Before it escalates, there are measures you can take. I agree with magnolia. FIRST, the dog has to have the disease. And in the end, it's always come down to those two types of people. If a dog grabs someone with its teeth but doesn’t break the skin, that could still count as a bite. Usually your blood, in the case of a bite -- which would mean it would have to break the skin. My husband wants to keep the dog which we are. Canine Skin Allergy. Two of mine bit me by accident. Control and supervise your dog. It would all come down to how confident you are that it was a one off. She didn’t break skin but my boyfriend and I were completely shocked she did this. There's a small bruise, no swelling. An apology doesn't excuse it. I trust the dog 99% BUT I also teach my dd healthy respect of her and other dogs' boundaries and space. Running away from a dog, even during play, can likewise provoke a bite. Ariz. Rev. He hasn't had shots in a while. I would do the same thing if my dog had bitten someone. She said that she will submit an incident report, but since the bite didn't break the skin she would not submit a bite report and that the dog would not have to be quarantined. It'll be a big problem if he's not and bites again, then most states take the dog and quarantine if he's not up to date on shots. To get the infection, two things have to happen. The dog's teeth and jaws are very powerful and the wounds they inflict can crush or tear muscles and skin, penetrate through the chest wall causing lung collapse, or cause serious or fatal damage to intestinal organs. Somehow, my dog and two other dogs with the same owner got into a fight. www.kennels.co.uk/Gundogs/Cocker%20Spaniel.htm gives some info. Level 4: One to four punctures from a single bite. I saw a stick on the ground, pointed to it and said “get the stick!” My dog was a fetching fool and nothing else I could say would being more joy to him. Be polite, but let them know that you cannot tolerate this type of behavior from their dogs. Because of his food drive (he was a Beagle), we had to crate him until dinner was over and done with. Do you know the dog is infected? Unless you licked the dog's salivia off your body, I'm sure you're fine. What am I to do? When he died I looked at our breed (dachshund) rescue and there were some lovely old sausages being given lots of love by people who obviously adore them. How is owning pets any different then slavery ? She had interacted with this person positively earlier in the evening—politely seeking pets and asking to be held. Our dog bit our 5 year old daughter today quite probably unprovoked. Lots of doggy people are quite happy to give a fractious old dog a good home. to be put down is a bit exagrated IMO. My dog bit my puppy's face, it didnt break the skin, but the area under his eye is swollen, is this normal, or - Answered by a verified Dog Veterinarian. Dogs walk on all four feet and dig in whatever they can find, which means dog nail beds are very dirty. My husband actually still pats the the tent area before the injection to “numb” that area so Sunny doesn’t feel the injection. As long as you were clear that he is an old grump, I can't see what's wrong with that. in our house the dog, and the cat, got a lot less attention since dd arrived. I would be torn between keeping it and getting it rehomed, wouldn't consider having it put down. In a case where a worker fell from his ladder after a dog closed its jaws on his pants, the court held that the animal’s owner was liable for the injuries under section 3342 ( Johnson v. My dog bit me and it was my fault. Don't let your dog go outside the house without being on a leash and unless he's accompanied by a responsible adult holding the handle. Always seek medical advice if you have been bitten by an animal or person and the bite has broken the skin. but i have broken skin on otherside around my thumb nail due to biting that skin myself. I think that this is one of those situations where it is easy to think that you would get rid of a dog if it bit someone, ... your dog didn't bite if the skin was not broken he nipped and I know to some that is the same but there is … Sorry I'd get rid of him. bit by a dog on my arm but it didn't break the skin. I had a dog bit my right bicep roughly three weeks ago. You may know the loving, sweet side of your dog and might have an explanation as to why your dog bit that person, but the sad truth is that those things don’t matter in this situation. Why don't you get in touch wiht the kennel club and ask if they can help with finding an owner? Startling a dog, such as waking one up or a child suddenly approaching from behind, can provoke a dog bite. Anna C(476) wrote: My dog nipped the top of my leg today and it punctured the skin (hurt for a few hours still zinging a bit now) but no blood and honestly quite tiny slightly raised wound. My dog was bite by another dog but didn’t break skin and over in his penis area it is really black and blue his legs don’t bother him as I can do range of motion and he does complain of any pain and it’s not hot to the touch none of that it’s just extremely black and blue should I take him in to be seen this happen Tuesday the bruising is just getting worst but difficult to judge when not there and not your dog. If you are scratched by a dog, here’s what you need to know. didn't break skin. Unlike some other states’ “one bite rule,” liability attaches regardless of whether the dog has bitten before. What breed of dog is it? What do I do? Does a “dog bite” have to break the skin? The only time when a dog owner is not responsible for paying for the treatment of a dog bite is when the dog is provoked to bite or acting in self-defense. Don't delay, if your dog bites someone, take the following steps: Remain calm. That responsibility is the downside of owning an animal. If your dog is aggressive or even if he bites for no apparent reason, you must get immediate control of him. They can harbor all sorts of bacteria and fungi that can readily infect humans through broken skin, including tetanus. I'm not over reacting am I, or am I ??? what can i do to speed healing? Here's my information. Be courteous and sympathetic to the bite victim. Is there anyone else, perhaps a relative, who could rehome him? anyone who has a dog should be responsible for any damage it causes The risk of any kind of infection is very slim if the skin was not broken. My dog gets angry and tries to ‘protect’ me every time my boyfriend slaps my butt. How do you think about the answers? Now, he’s almost two and I break out in hives every time he licks my skin. Just wondering if there's more I should do for a dog bite... Don't want to be careless but I think I'm fine. If it was my dog I would know that he nipped the baby because he was woken suddenly and that it was an automatic reaction but I would only know that because he is loved, secure and very well trained to know his place in the pack. First of all, as to whether to owner would be liable at all, generally, that depends on whether his negligence caused the bite and the extent to which you assumed the risk of the bite or had your own negligence contribute to the bite. For instance, it could be a reaction to food, to insecticides such as lawn treatment, or to soap. The other owner tried to break it up by putting his hand in between the dogs. If a dog has bitten before, or indicated that it might bite someone, or if it has injured a person in another manner, or indicated that it might do so, then the owner, harborer or keeper having knowledge of the dangerous propensity of the dog may be held liable if the dog … I didn't bleed, but I'm quite worried about whether or not to get a Tetanus Shot. Those bitten by dog’s often know the dog that bit them and can verify that the dog has previously received a rabies vaccination, in which case rabies is not a concern. Our dog has snapped a couple of times in his long life, but only when hurt/accidentally stood on... but am I now pushing our luck with him. Skin Allergy could be caused by a number of substances. ? We use cookies to … If Deacon attacked a person or even hurt another dog, I'd expect them to want to know if his shots were current as well. Don't let your dog go outside the house without being on a leash and unless he's accompanied by a responsible adult holding the handle. we decided to weigh things up... he hadnt intended to kill her according to vet else he would have damaged her in a diferent way (and if your dog had intended your daughter damage i am sure he would have), so we decided putting him down wasnt an option. This does not mean you need to admit fault. For example, if your dog bit you because you touched him while he was sleeping, the potential for future bite incidents might be managed by not touching him again while he is sleeping or lying down. I would take your dog to the vet to rule out any problem the dog may have - if he has toothache etc it can't be very nice for him and will make him grumpy. You can cover the wound using cotton bandage afterwards. If your dog bites someone or causes injury in other ways, you might find yourself on the receiving end of a dog bite claim. If you said "he's a gentle thing and wonderful with childrn", then you'd be shirkin your responsibility! Now that the animal has bit someone (even if it didn't break the skin), they can try to get the judge to require you put the animal down. At least one puncture wound is deep. He is old and grumpy - doesnt deserve to die because of that. sorry but having seen this a few times i would say put to sleep Most victims know the animal that attacked them, and thus have familiarity with its owner as well. A dog owner is responsible for all actions that their dog takes, including when their dog bites someone else. Everyone I know that has experience of dogs actually own one (or two) already and/or doesn't want one and I'd need it to be an experienced home to settle my mind. I would still make sure that the dog is properly vaccinated. Potential Infections Can Occur from a Dog Scratch. This is a hard decision... we were lucky that by the time our old dog was beginning to get to grumpy old man stage, DD was old enough to understand and no trouble occurred. Is it weird to rename a puppy you adopted? Tooth contact on skin but no puncture.This is from a dog who wanted to bite but didn’t break skin, and a warning that this dog is serious. Was the animal provoked at all? However, as I said, it's highly unlikely you'll come across a dog with rabies in the U.S. AT ALL anyway, so no, it's probably not dangerous. Example: Dog Bites Person, Does Not Break His Skin In one California case a man volunteered to help a homeowner fix their swamp cooler mounted on a roof. For dogs you know, a dog bite should be treated like a laceration and watched for signs of infection. Even a bite that does not break the skin can cause crushing or bruising injuries to the underlying soft tissues. Dogs may bite in defense of themselves, their territory, or a member of their pack. It's a friends dog, right? If it didn't brake the skin, you do not need to seek medical help. Avoid laying blame or getting defensive. There was only a small break in the skin. If you love him and are willing to spend a bit of time making him secure, retraining him a little then how about taking him to the vet and asking advice and then getting a dog trainer round. My dog bit dd today (not badly - not broken the skin). Why do people on here give such terrible advice? I work with dogs and get bit at least 2 times a week! Rabies is another possible infection you can get from even a minor dog bite. Now, after she eats, she goes to that spot and waits for me. My sister has a pet raccoon and it bit me through my pants last night. I was petting a dog tonight , it was a hot dog venders dog and the dog bite me on my face. She did not break skin. Oh hell yeah. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. She became aggressive for no reason and we put her in the crate to calm down. FIRST, the dog has to have the disease. If it did break the skin, you would need a tetanus shot. I don't want to get rabies. Mother dogs will fiercely protect their puppies as well. But I have a 2 year old too and if I do nothing and he bites again, only worse, I've only got myself to blame right! 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