Separate Yourself: Distance yourself from the dog to prevent further bites or attacks. Move to a safe area away from the dog.
Clean the Wound: Thoroughly clean the bite wound with mild soap and warm water. Gently remove any debris or dirt to reduce the risk of infection.
Control Bleeding: If the wound is bleeding, apply gentle pressure using a clean cloth or bandage to help control the bleeding. Elevate the wound if possible.
Seek Medical Attention: Medical care is necessary for all bites. Consult a doctor to check the wound, estimate infection risk, and decide on future treatment.
Identify the Dog: Try to identify the dog and owner. If required, report the occurrence to local authorities or animal control with the owner's contact information.
Document the Incident: If possible, photograph the bite wound and record the details. Legal or insurance reasons may need this paperwork.