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Treatment for Dog and Cat Bites and Scratches

How to respond to dog or cat bites and scratches:

When your child is bitten or scratched by an animal, remain calm and reassure your child that you can help. Specific treatment for an animal bite will be determined by your child's physician. Treatment may include:

Call your child's physician or healthcare provider for any flu-like signs such as fever, headache, malaise, decreased appetite, or swollen glands following an animal bite.

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