Was the bite from an animal that lives in the wild or a pet that has not been immunized against rabies?
Was the bite or sting from a poisonous snake, spider, etc. or do any of these problems occur?
(Note: Give first aid as needed.)
Was the bite over a joint and does it cause painful movement?
Do you have a fever, pus, or increased swelling and/or redness 24 or more hours after the animal bite?
Self-Care / First Aid
For Poisonous Snake Bites Before Medical Care
For Non-Poisonous Snake Bites
For Poisonous Spider Bites Until Emergency Care Arrives
For Poisonous Spider and Scorpion Bites Before Medical Care