If you do end up having to go to a doctor, I wouldn't tell them what happened. Depending on where you are, the law often requires quarantine for any dog bites, and under the definition that would qualify as a bite. I know my dog's grandfather had to be quarantined as a pup because he was play biting a man and broke the skin, and the man reported it.
I know, which made me cry harder yesterday. My husband just gave me the exasperated look when I asked him (tears running down my cheeks, eyes puffy and red, face red and wrinkled) "OMG! Do we have to report this?!!? What if they take him away!!!!" *cue more wailing*
I say "wailing" b/c I'm a really loud person. When I whisper - you can hear me across the room.
But I digress....
I cleaned the wound really well last night. We had to replace the bandaid twice over night and once this morning. When I re-bandaged it this morning, the edges are ragged and do not touch, so I might super glue the edges together if it doesn't scab over on its own. It's hard since it's on the pad of my ring finger, left hand. This is my dominant hand and I use the ring finger to do alot of stuff apparently. It's always fun trying to adapt after an injury. "Really? I use you to hold a pencil????"
I'm on watch for any sign of infection. If it doesn't stop bleeding by tomorrow morning, I'll schedule an appt w/ my doctor. And of course, if it gets swollen, inflamed, red, *****, or hot.
Dr: What happened, Miss?
Me: I walked into my living room, looked down and I was bleeding
Technically not a lie. I had my tetnus booster a few months ago so I should be fine. I was worried about the rabies concern. Not that my dog has it but standard protocol (from what I've been reading) is if the animal doesn't have a current rabies shot --- I would have to be treated for rabies. Those HURT! In the stomach... ach!
We'll definately be working on "drop it/give" and "leave it"
He lets me stick my fingers in his mouth all the time, and this morning he didn't have any problem with me prying a stick from his mouth... or the receipt he found on our walk. I swear he's a magnetic for inappropriate items.