If your child has been bitten by an animal or another child, clean the wound with soap and running water for several minutes.

Contact Info-Santé (8-1-1) or a doctor in the following situations as treatment may be necessary (stitches, antibiotics, or vaccines):

  • If the bite broke the skin (teeth went through the skin and caused bleeding or a wound). Most bites do not break the skin. Tooth marks and bruises are not considered broken skin
  • If redness develops around the bite in the days that follow
  • If you think your child has been in contact with a bat
  • If your child was bitten by a pet displaying unusual behaviour (e.g., aggression or fearlessness) or by a wild animal