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A 22-year-old male asked:

Maybe its a silly question but when i was playing with my puppy he bite me instead of biting his toy he caused a superficial wound in my hand hes vaccinated and he doesnt go outside home alone should i worry about rabies ? i live outside usa

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
All dogs must be: Dogs must be vaccinated. A puppy's owner knows the exact vaccination status of his puppy, so knows whether or not the puppy has rabies, and also knows where the puppy has been. If the puppy does not have rabies and has not been around rabid animals, then rabies is not a concern. Of course, one may want to see his doctor about other infections that can happen from routine doggie mouth germs.
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Last updated Nov 10, 2019

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