Got scratch from my vaccinated pet dog, what should I do?
Hello, I have a pet golden retriever dog. He is 3 months old and vaccinated. I got a scratch from him while playing. Though he is vaccinated, I am worried. What should I do?
@nibhriti Any dog scratch — including those that seem mild and harmless — ought to be treated immediately to prevent infection and other health complications. Consider the following steps: first, wash (but don’t scrub) the dog scratch wound with warm water and soap. Rinse for at least 5 minutes. Pat dry with a clean towel.
If the dog scratch is bleeding, apply pressure to the area with a clean gauze pad.
Apply an over-the-counter (OTC) antibiotic cream or ointment.
Cover the wound with a sterile bandage.