Oh hell yeah. Good luck! Who knew there was shopping basket security, If this is true then our reaction to COVID has been really out of all proportion. If the bite causes deep puncture wound with slight skin breakage, you need to let the wound bleed. Lately, I read about it more and more as I am involved in pet rescue. Avoid laying blame or getting defensive. The dogs might have ok been enjoying. My dog and I were at the off leash dog park that we go to 2-3 times a week. I'm from a long line of dog owners and they've always been gentle, trustworthy family pets but I was bitten quite badly when abroad 15 years ago so i know the damage that can be done. 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. 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. I agree with Magnolie and Spidermam. 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. 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, but different when it is actually your dog in your house. Dogs walk on all four feet and dig in whatever they can find, which means dog nail beds are very dirty. is this reportable? Is this the end of schools as we know them? FIRST, the dog has to have the disease. I love my border collie, but she would be sleeping her last night in my house quite honestly. 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). it is a very hard decision for you and i expect you are pretty shaken with the 'what if's' etc, but he does sound like he is getting on and perhaps he was just startled. Liligirl. didn't break skin. Control and supervise your dog. If it didn't break the skin, you can't get rabies. Get your answers by asking now. If your dog is aggressive or even if he bites for no apparent reason, you must get immediate control of him. but i have broken skin on otherside around my thumb nail due to biting that skin myself. In a way I feel I'm shirking my responsibility by thinking of rehoming or worse - we chose to have him and he's been with us a long time, but managing the situation at home to ensure the kids are never at risk would be pretty hard I imagine.... but then I think perhaps I'm shirking my parental responsibility if I keep him with us. He's never bit anyone before. My dog (15 lb shih tzu mix, spayed female, age 6, had her for five years) who does not have a bite history bit a guest in my home. You can cover the wound using cotton bandage afterwards. I would do the same thing if my dog had bitten someone. Even if I didn't think that my dog broke the skin, the victim has every right to be careful and expect me (or my insurance) to fork over. Put a pressure … If you have recently changed your dog’s food or shampoo, or started walking your dog in a new area or begun having a new lawn treatment applied in your yard, this may be causing your dog’s rash. I was petting a dog tonight , it was a hot dog venders dog and the dog bite me on my face. If your dog is aggressive or even if he bites for no apparent reason, you must get immediate control of him. How is owning pets any different then slavery ? Now, after she eats, she goes to that spot and waits for me. 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. 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. 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. however you need to be honest and see if the dog has enough spac in the family. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. 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! A dog owner is responsible for all actions that their dog takes, including when their dog bites someone else. We do all the place in the pack stuff - he's not allowed upstairs or on the furniture, or out of the door before I am etc, but I will look at how he is with the kids on that one as maybe I've taken my eye off the ball. the bite did cause a small hole in the sweatshirt but didn't break skin. Debbie, how awful for you. Determine the rabies vaccine status of the dog, if possible. If it did break the skin, you would need a tetanus shot. He hasn't had shots in a while. to be put down is a bit exagrated IMO. Why don't you get in touch wiht the kennel club and ask if they can help with finding an owner? Will post a pic. Do you think that a dog bite that didn't break the skin dangerous? I am of the opinion that a dog that bites someone should be put down - but I was thinking of the type of bite that draws blood - or am I just making excuses! The decision to file a dog bite lawsuit is never an easy one to make. A mother dog fiercely protects her puppies as well. ... 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. Will post a pic. and you will possibly be able to correctly be waiting to get the vendors to pay on your vet bypass to using fact the animals have been off leash. Do you know the dog is infected? I was not seen by a doctor. It's a friends dog, right? It is definitely very itchy and uncomfortable, but it usually only lasts for about 10-15 minutes. I agree with magnolia. Just put ice on it to minimize swelling and bruising. I have 2 dogs and I would be really upset if any of my children were nipped (if actually bitten then the dogs would go!) Now, he’s almost two and I break out in hives every time he licks my skin. we considered his age and the fact the family had grown ahead of him and he wasnt really getting the peace and quiet he deserved. Either way, your dog will eventually realize that the shots make him feel better. That S and M woman on the tv looks quite good. Is he part of the pack? It’s just so strange that I’ve never had this issue before with any other dog. Molly Sumridge, a certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, says that dog bite incidents are responsible for about 80 percent of her business at Kindred Companions LLC, a dog training company she founded in Frenchtown, New Jersey. 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. What breed of dog is it? ... Hi our 4 mnth old german shephard pup is in a biting phase, bit my daughter twice. Its a tough decision and if you decide to keep him then you need to maybe make some changes such as not having him near the children without you there, harder than it sounds though. Because of his food drive (he was a Beagle), we had to crate him until dinner was over and done with. has it done it before? but difficult to judge when not there and not your dog. Do you know the dog is infected? 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. Unless you licked the dog's salivia off your body, I'm sure you're fine. "We have people who stand around and say, 'My dog caused damage to your dog and they feel responsible for it. I don't think you'd be shirking your responsibility in getting him re-homed. 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. 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. When dealing with dog bites, there are certain steps to take, but what to do depends upon the circumstances and severity of the injury. 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. You will have to inform the rehoming centre (if you use one) that it has nipped (I agree m1) a child. There was only a small break in the skin. 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. How can I get him to understand my boyfriend isn’t? It’s a very good idea to remove the dog’s stressors at this point, before he graduates to the next level. ... My childhood was full of tales of people getting horrible forty-something shots in their stomach after a dog bite. I had a dog bit my right bicep roughly three weeks ago. ... 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. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Lots of doggy people are quite happy to give a fractious old dog a good home. bit by a dog on my arm but it didn't break the skin. This is page 1 of 2 (This thread has 42 messages.). First of all if i didn't break the skin you should be just fine! in the event that they wanted to devour your yorkie, they might have. Unfortunately, while the man was on a ladder to access the swamp cooler the homeowner’s large dog jumped up and grabbed the man’s thigh with its teeth, knocking the man off the ladder. If it didn't brake the skin, you do not need to seek medical help. There was no blood, the bite marks vanished within 20 minutes, there was a slight swelling and i could feel my pulse in my finger but all that stopped in about 15 min and it all feels normal now. 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. have you taught him his place in the family? It usually doesn't break skin, but even the ones that do i just clean it out really well and just keep keeping it clean. 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. FIRST, the dog has to have the disease. 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 … there is a lumpy bruise- maybe a small hematoma? Was the animal provoked at all? I work with dogs and get bit at least 2 times a week! Yesterday I was watching my son play with my dog like always. I think rushing out tomorrow and getting him put to sleep is completely ott. Throughout my decades of being a dog parent, most often I hear this lament from someone who has a puppy. Or the Dog's Trust would be a good source of advice I would think. An understanding of the law involved is vital to the success of any claim. For instance, it could be a reaction to food, to insecticides such as lawn treatment, or to soap. Dogs may bite in defense of themselves, their territory, or a member of their pack. Read 1 Answer from lawyers to dog bit utility worker on property. Usually your blood, in the case of a bite -- which would mean it would have to break the skin. A nip however I would just be keeping a really watchful eye on, and plenty of dog bossing - ie in your bed, out of your bed, oh look i'm standing on your bed type of stuff. Ariz. Rev. cat is fine and dog is sooo old she is also okay, albeit a bit sad at times. It hurt like a mother-f-er. Somehow, my dog and two other dogs with the same owner got into a fight. As long as you were clear that he is an old grump, I can't see what's wrong with that. She became aggressive for no reason and we put her in the crate to calm down. but I would firstly really make sure it was not prevoked, have a vet check up, reconsider the set up at home between the dogs and kids and as a last resort rehome. good success! My sister has a pet raccoon and it bit me through my pants last night. what should I do next from my side? 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. My husband wants to keep the dog which we are. The dog may think it's part of the fun, or running away could trigger herding behavior or predatory pursuit in some breeds. we did take him tot he vets to rule out any medical reason for the attack. A nip from an old dog is a grumpy old man saying "bugger off, you made me jump" - a warning. Always seek medical advice if you have been bitten by an animal or person and the bite has broken the skin. Earlier on, when I was playing with my dog, he bit me, and tore through my jumper, and broke the skin on my arm. And in the end, it's always come down to those two types of people. If your dog wanted to bite believe me it would do more than brake the skin. www.kennels.co.uk/Gundogs/Cocker%20Spaniel.htm gives some info. They didn't break the skin this time, but my dog was bruised and sore, and I have to look out for my dog. Are Pitbulls dangerous dogs or is this a myth? No. I’m not sure if this is what happened with the rommates sister, but I would like some advice on how to break my dog of this. They can harbor all sorts of bacteria and fungi that can readily infect humans through broken skin, including tetanus. Emergency physician Dr. You didn't let the dog loose to attack someone, the neighbor did. But also what Lauriefairycake says about him knowing his place in the pack. We use cookies to … My dog bit dd today (not badly - not broken the skin). Don't delay, if your dog bites someone, take the following steps: Remain calm. dog bite on thumb, didn't break skin. Even a bite that does not break the skin can cause crushing or bruising injuries to the underlying soft tissues. anyone who has a dog should be responsible for any damage it causes Use a harness, muzzle, or head halter to prevent him from further biting. That's an interesting question, looking forward to going through the responses. But I spent a lot of time with him teaching him his place and he settled down into a lovely dog. If someone suffers injury as a result of a dog bite or attack then there are usually two possible ways of making a claim involving the dog bite laws. Startling a dog, such as waking one up or a child suddenly approaching from behind, can provoke a dog bite. 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. Within a week and a half, the large … 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. It didn't break the skin or scratch or anything. 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. It doesn't look much like a bite mark at all, more like a pinch. Whent he firend came over with her hat, he was barking and growling, but when I told him to take off the hat, he stopped. The dog is 11 years old and I could make excuses that he was woken suddenly or his eyesight is failing or he's turning into a grumpy old man. She fell down in front of him and I assume it woke him and he bit her hand (I was just inches away but didn't see or hear anything until dd started crying). 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