Numerous animal species have the potential to bite humans; however the most important are those arising from snakes, dogs, cats and monkeys.

  • Animal bites can get infected if they're not checked and treated quickly.
  • Always seek medical advice if you have been bitten by an animal and the bite has broken the skin.
  • Animals have a lot of bacteria in their mouths, which can cause an infection if a bite breaks the skin.
  • These infections are rarely serious if treated quickly, but occasionally they can spread to the blood or other parts of the body.
  • Serious infections such as tetanusand rabies are extremely important to look at. To prevent these infections prompt consultation is recommended.