A guide to BITES
A systematic approach to assessing bite wounds
Pet ownership is a way of life in Australia with over 80% of Australians owning a pet.1
For children, pet ownership can have positive developmental and self-esteem benefits.1
However, bite injuries are listed as the third most common cause of injury in Australian children.2
Children between the ages of 0-9 years are at particular risk of bite injuries, especially from dogs.3
All bite injuries require thorough assessment to prevent serious complications.