Dog Bite Infections
Being bitten by a canine in North Highlands can be painful and serious, but dog bite infections can make your injury worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 60 types of bacteria can be found in a dog’s mouth. Fortunately, only a few of these can be transmitted to humans and cause a problem. However, some of the bacteria types can cause serious injuries or even result in death. This is one of the reasons it is important to see a physician if you or your loved one has been bitten. Receiving early treatment can make a difference in avoiding most infections from dog bites. Below, we will explore what to do after a dog bite and the types of infections that can occur.