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The symptoms of dog attack injuries

The symptoms of dog attack injuries can vary greatly, depending on the nature of the attack. When puppies are learning about play, they can become overzealous and their ‘attacks’ can result in bites and scratches to their owners. However, these are usually minor injuries and can be treated with over-the-counter remedies from your pharmacist.

The symptoms of dog attack injuries

For a mild bite or scratch, you will probably notice pain, itching and swelling around the affected area. If the skin is punctured, then some slight bleeding might occur. It is good to encourage this, by gently pressing around the affected area. Indeed, the flow of blood can help to prevent infection from entering the wound.

In more aggressive attacks however, then situation can be much more serious. Deep lacerations, and fractures can cause intense pain for the victim and they should seek medical help as soon as possible. If a dog bite punctures a large organ, then any blood loss could be life threatening. Call 999 for an ambulance if you are involved in, or witness such an attack.


Have you sustained the symptoms of dog attack injuries within the last three years? Was someone else to blame? Then you may be interested to know that you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

To find out for certain, why not take a moment to complete the online 30-second test™ from Accident Advice Helpline? The simple test will let you know whether or not you are legally entitled to seek justice, and it will even give you an estimate as to how much compensation you could receive.

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If you would rather talk to a real person, then you can call our free telephone helpline and chat to one of our advisers. There is no charge for our initial advice, and no pressure to start a claim if you are not ready.

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So if you have been suffering from the symptoms of dog attack injuries, and someone else was to blame, then dial 0800 689 5659.