A 30-year-old female asked:
My puppy had something in its mouth i grabbed it it was a dead bat i'm outdated for a tetanus shot i didn't bleed but it hurt when it poked me ?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Wash well & see Dr.: After an animal bite, the area should be washed well to get the animal germs out. If there is a laceration or a puncture wound, prescription antibiotics may be needed, as well as a tetanus booster. If bitten or injured by a raccoon, skunk, fox, coyote, bat, or any salivating/drooling strangely acting animal, rabies is a possibility (one should see a doctor within a day or so).
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