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Whats the best thing to do if your dog bites you

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If your obviously not mistreating your dog, but your own dog bites you,
what's the best thing to do?

My friend has a moody dog that bit his wife and another friend of his.

Should he put the dog to sleep, given that the dog is turning on members of the family? I know this is common practice in the rural South.

Please help.

In both cases, the dog was being pet when he attacked.
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Take it to the vet and get a full work up on it . . . blood work, physical, check the teeth, check the thyroid (blood work), check for lyme disease and other similar diseases, if the vet thinks its neccessary, x-ray hips, elbows, knees, back.
If his hips are aching that could be why he is getting easily aggitated. Putting him on a joint supplement and possibly a pain killer might help (again, consult a vet). Also, older dogs often have bad teeth that need to be pulled. Most dogs when they have bad teeth are VERY cranky, as are most people.
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