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Bite Wounds

Not all bites are created equal.

WARNING.

THE CONTENT BELOW MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES.

THE PHOTOS SHOWN BELOW ARE OF AN ACTUAL DOG BITE AND POST OP.

ONLY PROCEED IF YOU ARE NOT EASILY AFFECTED BY THE SITE OF BLOOD.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DOG BITES.

Bite wounds are often the result when dogs engage in a fight or aggressive play. Dog fights most commonly occur when adults are put together for the first time such as; in dog parks/beaches, off leash hikes, or meeting in a yard or home. Other causes of fighting include dominance, hierarchy, fighting over food, owner attention or territory. Of all trauma-related veterinary visits, 10 to 15 percent are related to bite/puncture wounds.

Dog bites can result in significant trauma. The bite causes crushing, tearing, puncturing and lacerations of the skin and underlying tissues and in some cases puncturing an organ. Since the mouth is filled with bacteria, all bite wounds are considered contaminated and the possibility of infection is quite high. Bite wounds may only appear as a small puncture wound in the skin but can actually be quite deep with extensive damage. Once the tooth penetrates the skin, severe damage can occur. All bite wounds should receive veterinary attention. Some bite wounds may appear to be quite minor but if left untreated, they have the potential to be life threatening, depending on the area of the body bitten.
Typically the neck and chest/back are the most common areas injured in attacks. The neck is very vulnerable housing the trachea, esophagus, jugular vein and carotid artery. This area can bleed out very quickly. The chest wounds if deep enough can puncture a lung which can be fatal.

On top of the physical trauma, bite wounds can cause long term emotional trauma that can take a very long time to heal. These wounds are an expensive trip to the vet costing on average $200 to $1000.

The K9 Guard protective dog jacket is specifically designed to cover all of these vulnerable areas with puncture proof material.

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