A woman who says she has fleas that bit her toe and foot was hospitalized after being bitten by a dog, authorities said.
The woman, who has not been identified, went to a veterinarian to have her toe amputated and was treated with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which can treat bacterial infections.
She had been treated for allergies before, but her allergy symptoms flared up during her visit to the vet.
She went to the hospital on Saturday to have it done.
“I think the vet said to me, ‘We’ve got this thing, you’re gonna have to wear this.’,” she said.
“They told me I have to go back to the office tomorrow,” she told ABC News.
“And I said, ‘Well, I’m gonna have fun.’
I had fun.”
The veterinarian gave the woman the injection, and the infection went away.
The woman said she was told she could return to work on Tuesday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the dog owner has since been charged with misdemeanor dog fighting.
She was ordered held without bond and will appear in court Monday.
The city of Seattle said the city will also conduct an investigation into the incident.
“We do not condone dog fighting,” the city said in a statement.