Animal Bites – What if it Happens to You?

In warmer weather more of us are in the great outdoors for hiking, camping, or just working in the yard. This puts us closer to nature, which is always good. But it also raises the possibility of animal bites. What if it happens to you?

What would you do if you’re bitten by an unfamiliar dog, cat, or even a squirrel? We’re fortunate to have modern medical care available today, but what if you’re bitten by an animal in a grid-down situation where life’s modern conveniences aren’t there?

Joe Alton, a.k.a., Dr. Bones of, has answers in the video below. In less than 8 minutes you’ll get a primer on dealing with animal bites.



Get much more survival medicine guidance from Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy in The Survival Medicine Handbook, Third Edition.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.