It's best to be safe when it comes to a dog wound. Care by a veterinarian is an ideal way for you to ensure that your dog's laceration or bite wound heals properly.
If your dog has been injured, but you're not sure whether a trip to an animal hospital is necessary, look out for these signs:
Your dog was injured by another animal
Your dog's wound is more than a small, superficial cut or scrape
The wound is swelling, looks red or produces a bad smell
Your dog is showing lethargy or a decreased appetite
Remember, animals don't always demonstrate that they are in pain or sick. Your dog's injury could be more serious than it appears, so please have your dog checked out by a veterinarian at Somerset Animal Hospital right away.