Being attacked by a dog can be a scary experience. If you have been through this experience then you are not alone. It’s estimated that just under one in fifty people in the UK are bitten by a dog each year. Thankfully, only about a third of dog bites require medical attention, and less than one percent need hospital treatment.
However, being bitten can still be a traumatic experience, whether the bite is medically serious or not. If this has happened to you, it can make it difficult to know what to do afterwards.