This Dog Bite treatment natural remedy is from a book, that in Todd Peterson’s opinion, is a great natural healing book.
This article is quoted from “Prescription for Natural Healing” by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC and James F. Balch, M.D. Third edition Penguin Putnam, Inc. Copyright 2000 p. 330
A bite or scratch from a dog (or cat) that breaks the skin poses te danger of infection, especially if the wound is deep. Bites also carry the risk of rabies. Most household pets are immunized against rabies, but the possibility of infection still exists. It is also possible to contract a tetanus infection from an animal bite.
Clostridium tetani, the microbe that causes tetanus, lives in the top layers of soil and in the intestinal tracts of cows and horses, and easily infects wounds that result in reduced oxygen flow in the tissue, particularly crushing and puncture wounds.
A dog bite can be nothing more than a minor graze, or it can be so severe as to be life-threatening. Children are at most risk from dog bites, and children under five years of age are victims of the most severe attacks-many of them requiring hospitalization.
Unless otherwise stated, the dosages recommended are for adults.
For a child between ages of twelve and seventeen, reduce the dose to three-quarters of the recommended amount. For a child between the ages of six and twelve, use one-half the recommended dose, and for a child under six, use one quarter of the recommended amount.
Vitamin C with 4,000-10,000 mg daily Fights infection. Important it contains
bioflavenoids; use for 1 week, then reduce to 3,000 mg daily. For repair of collagen and connective tissue
Proteolytic enzymes Acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Take As directed on label.
Inflazyme Forte from American Biologicals
Takes As directed on label.
Colloidal Silver To reduce the danger of
infection. Can be taken internally or placed on a sterile bandage
covering the wound. Take As directed on label.
Garlic (Kyolic from Wakunaga) 2 capsules 3 times daily. Acts as a natural antibiotic.
L-Cysteine 500 mg each daily for Powerful detoxifying agents.
and for 2 weeks. Take with empty stomach. Do
not take with milk. Take with 50 mg vitamin B6
and 100 mg vitamin C for better absorption.
Vitra-Plex 135 from Enzymatic Therapy. Take as directed on label. Aids in healing and fights infection.
Vitamin A 25,000 IU daily
plus mixed carotenoids form
plus 400 IU daily Use d-alpha-tocopherol vitamin E
Vitamin B Complex 50 mg of each major B Vitamin 3 times daily .
(amounts of individual vitamins in a complex
will vary). Aids in tissue oxidation and antibody production
-Echinacea, goldenseal, pau d’arco, and red clover, taken in tea form, are good for dog bites. Goldenseal extract can also be applied directly on the affected area. This is a natural antibiotic that helps to fight infection.
Caution: Do not take goldenseal internally on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only unwer supervision.
-If you are bitten by a dog, the first thing you should do is remove the animal’s saliva from the wound. Wash the area thoroughly with warm water, then add soap and wash for at least five minutes more. Rinse the wound for a few more minutes with plain water and cover it with a gauze dressing for twenty-four hours.
-See your health care provider to make sure that you do not need stitches or other professional treatment.
-If you know who the dog’s owner is, inquire as to the animal’s vaccination status. If the dog is unfamiliar, try to have someone confine it if possible so that its health can be checked and it can be placed under observation.
-Teach children how to behave around animals. Never leave a young child alone with an animal- even the family pet.
-Your physician may prescribe an oral antibiotic to prevent infection. If so, make sure that you take acidophilus to replace the “friendly” bacteria that antibiotics destroy. Your doctor will also likely recommend that you have a tetanus booster shot if you haven’t had one in six years or more.
-In most states, dog bite incidents must be reported to the local health department, and the dog must then be kept under observation for any signs of rabies- viciousness, paralysis, growling, foaming at the mouth, or agitation. If the animal cannot be located and rabies ruled out, a series of rabies injections will be necessary.”