A 23-year-old female asked:
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does an 8wko playful nipping pup pose a rabies threat? 2yng for shots. no outside rabies exposure. nip mark on arm isn't even noticeable (tiny dot).

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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No need to worry: No. Please calm yourself. Your puppy does not have rabies. Your puppy was being a puppy.
Answered on May 5, 2014

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