Dealing with dog bites and Stingers.

A dog's ears, neck, face and chest are the parts most often bitten during a fight. If your dog has been involved in a fight make sure to let him calm down before trying to check him or treat him. Any deep cuts should be handled by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Due to the lay of dog's hair and the type of cut which their teeth make it is sometimes difficult to find if your dog has been bitten. If he has been bitten you should cut the hair away from the cut to help prevent infection. Wash the affected area with warm water and a mild disinfectant. A triple antibiotic cream can be applied to the cut to help prevent infection. Take the dog to the veterinarian for a checkup and to receive antibiotic shots.

Never try to separate to fighting dogs with your hands. You can use water or pull them apart by their leashes.

Stingers: If your dog has been stung by a bee or other insect it is necessary to remove the stinger. Do so with a pair of pinchers and then treat the area after consulting with your veterinarian. If you notice swelling in the face or neck call your veterinarian immediately as dogs like humans can be allergic to insect stings and have life threatening adverse reactions.

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