Animal bites can cause many types of injuries

If you are bit by an animal, such as a dog, you need to know what you should and should not do. An animal attack is extremely serious and should be treated as such. Once you remove yourself from harm's way, do your best to better understand your injuries. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

· Minor wounds. These are the types that barely break the skin, meaning there is no danger of contracting rabies. Even so, it should be washed with soap and water and treated with an antibiotic ointment.