I don't agree with this at all. I hear lots of people say it, but if you actually follow a dog around and watch his/her normal activities, it will change your mind. My DF dog, is the cutest little dotson you've ever seen, and he is an inside dog, but he put the most digusting things in his mouth (things that carry germs, and bacteria,that could be harmful to us.
But anyway whenever something out of the ordinary happens during pregnancy you should call the doc. Some of the most innocent things can happen while you are not pregnant, and you turn out fine; but when you are pregnant they could cause a big problem. My cousine was bitten a few years ago by a pit bull while she was pregnant, she got some antibotics and turned out fine, but every woman is different. So just call anyway.
Originally Posted by mara
Their mouths are cleaner than ours. As long as he doesn't have rabies a dog bite is pretty safe. I never heard that about dogs carrying all kinds of bacteria. Well, I'm sure they have all kinds of bacteria but not necessarily bad kinds. And while it is unlikely he introduced something dangerous, more important, take good care of it now so that nothing gets introduced, YK? Like ordinary cut care. IME the cut from the dog's mouth is no more dangerous that if you cut your hand cutting a sandwich. But if you are worried it never hurts to call your OB.
I just found this though:
Clean it real good and use antibiotic ointment. Yeah, it definitely won't hurt to call the doctor just in case. How deep it the bite?