Animal Bites

Wash the wound vigorously with the soap and water and remove any debris.  Most bite wounds are left open to decrease the risk of infection, yet facial wounds are often sutured to avoid scarring.  Oral antibiotics are often prescribed for animal bite wounds, especially cat bites or other deep puncture wounds. 

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  • phone: (616) 243-9515

  • FAX: (616) 243-1815

  • after hours: (616) 776-7401

  • or contact us via the Patient Portal

  • Alger Pediatrics
    733 Alger St. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507