Animal Bites Topic Guide
Animal Bites: Many different types of animals ranging from dogs and cats to hamsters, raccoons, ferrets, and squirrels can bite adults and children. Many times, bites are from the family pet. Fist aid for an animal bite consists of getting to a safe area away from the animal, apply pressure to any areas that are bleeding, and call 911. Animal bite treatments depends on the type of bite, and severity.
Land Animal Bite A person attacked by a land animal should attempt to identify the type of animal, the time of the injury, and the nature of the attack. All animal bites should be cared for by a medical professional.