Dog bite on Christmas

I got a dog bite at aunt and uncles from their German Shepherd. I’m a type one diabetic. Should I go to hospital or urgent care which is open tomorrow. Do I even have to go at all.

@Claplante, how bad is the bite? Getting injured is the same for anyone with or without diabetes. If you have good control then you have the same risks of infection and close to the same healing rate as anybody else.

Does your uncle know what happened?

Yes. It was family Christmas dinner. I’m headed to walk in care where I’ll probably be prescribed antibiotics. Thanks for responding:)


Crystal Laplante

Good idea. Dog bites usually require a tetanus shot and antibiotics. I had a dog bite 1 1/2 yrs ago. I ended up in the hospital overnight.