...and now I'm wondering if I should head in to the doctor. Monday night at work I was giving medications. One stupid little idiot of an Aussie needed to take pills for her heart problem, so I put them in a meatball and gave them to her...she spat one out, so I scooped it up went to pill her like I've done 1000 other times with other dogs and she bit me. I had one tiny little puncture wound on my pinky - my own animals have bit/scratched me worse. I washed it, bandaged it because it was bleeding a bit, and went about my business. Yesterday it was a little bit swollen and painful. Today, it is still swollen (not so painful). I, like an idiot, didn't fill out an injury report form at work when I was bit - I have given myself scratches from kennel doors worse than this thing and I didn't think anything of it. I'm under my dad's insurance so if I need to go to a doctor I can, but it is still going to cost me. How do I know when a doctor is needed? It is a little red around the bite wound, but other than that it looks fine (besides being swollen). The wound itself has almost healed. Do I wait it out, maybe soak it, maybe keep dousing it with peroxide and hope it gets better, or do I need to be put on antibiotics? There is no pus, no streaking, slight pain to touch, some redness around the initial bite wound, it does feel slightly warm... I'm thinking doctor. But I don't want to. Bah humbug.