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):

  • The teeth went through the skin and caused bleeding or a wound.
  • Redness develops around the bite in the days that follow.
  • You think your child has been in contact with a bat.
  • Your child was bitten by a pet displaying unusual behaviour (e.g., aggression or fearlessness) or by a wild animal.