Depending on the degree of the dog bite you may need to immediately seek medical attention. Carefully review the wound and determine whether the ambulance needs to be called immediately. If the wound does not seem to need medical attention please consider the following steps:
Step 1. Control the bleeding. Like any wound, you need to minimize the blood flow as much as possible. By using a sterile cloth or towel you can gently add pressure to the cut until it stops bleeding. For bloodier wounds, consider elevating the body part. If the wound looks severe immediately dial 911.
Step 2. Clean the wound. Wash the cut with soap and water, and rinse it under water for a few minutes to wash away the bacteria
Step 3. Cover it up. Once the wound is dry, be sure to dab the area, apply some antibiotic ointment, and cover it with a fresh bandage. Be sure to know whether the dog is up-to-date with its shots.
Step 4. Identify the owner. Be sure to locate the owner of the offending dog and collect their information.
Step 5. Gather Evidence and Contact Animal control. Talk to possible witnesses, take pictures and do not remove blood stains from clothing or area.