Monday, February 14, 2011

DECATUR AL - AN EDUCATIONAL MOMENT - DIFFERENT LEVELS OF INJURY FROM DOG BITES AND ATTACKS



A dog nip is more of a bruise, or a slight tissue tear that requires no medical attention unless it becomes infected. Generally these wounds heal quickly with little to no complication, and were warning gestures from the dog. Or the dog's teeth nicking the person they may have been playing with.









A bite, normally is a puncture wound that may require antibiotics and stitches due to the deepness of the puncture wound. These can either be treated at a local physician, or at a hospital if the puncture is deep enough. Bites are generally delivered by the dog who instantly releases after the fact. Most dogs that bite like this are either frightened or territorial








Severe bites are those that not only puncture, but lacerate the skin. These are kind of bites are almost always hospitalized due to the deepness of the wound and the highly likeliness of infection and instant medical attention. To keep this from being labeled a mauling, the surface area should be relatively small compared to the location of the bite
Photo: *****EXTREME GRAPHIC PHOTO WARNING*****
Tina's arm injury before it was stitched and cleaned up. Looks like a zombie attack! Except zombies aren't real, pit bulls are!!!
























A MAULING OCCURS WHEN LACERATIONS ARE EITHER VERY LARGE, NUMEROUS , OR MORTALLY WOUNDING.  THEY ALWAYS NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION IN THE ER AND THE DOG ALMOST ALWAYS IS EUTHANIZED.


http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2009/Minutes/House/Exhibits/loh15a04.pdf




2 comments:

cravendesires said...

the harsh realities of dog maulings. it is so important for these images to made available to the public.

Jenny R. said...

This is a fantastic and illuminating write-up. I think I might link to it anytime a nutter compares pitbulls to toy breeds :B