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my 3 month old puppy ate a mouse this morning & bit my daughter today. the pup is too young for rabies shot should i be concerne i cleaned my daughters bite with soap and water and applied neosporin

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. There are other zoonotic infections besides rabies. Is your daughter up to date on vaccinations (ie. Concerned about tetanus status)?
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
AS : As an orthopeist who is a long time dog owner dobies and rotties, i would be concerned about my childs immunizations, and secondly why did the dog bite! i dont recall mice as being a common carrier of rabies, though i would doubt on would obtain rabies by eating a mouse. Check with infectious disease and you vet.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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