What happens after you go to the ER with a dog bite?
January 22, 2009 9:19 AM Subscribe
What happens after you go to the emergency room with a dog bite and what are we doing wrong that this could happen?
posted by anonymous to Pets & Animals (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My husband was nipped in the face by our 4 year old boston terrier this morning. He's on the way to the ER with a laceration under his eye. He put his head down near her bed to wake her for the normal morning walk and she just snarled and bit apparently before she was fully awake. She seemed just as shocked as we were.
She normally would just roll over for a belly rub and lick his face. She's been stressed for about 6 months by a move and the addition of a second rescued boston to our new home. She went from ringing a bell to go outside to completely starting over with house training.
We thought we had made a lot of progress because the two dogs recently started sleeping close to each other and playing without hackles and snarls. They're both crate trained and have not shown food or toy aggression. Rescue #2 has not been challenging for dominance.
Should we expect a visit from animal control? Will they want to see registration and vaccination papers? shots are all up to date but registration is not. Will they take her away if I can't find the paperwork? Do we need to work with a professional trainer? We live in Los Angeles county.