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A 22-year-old female asked:

I was at someones house getting something done & her dog kind of attacked me, im not sure if he bit me or just scratched me but i felt a pinch on my leg, should i worry i contracted rabies? i have a mark it looks very small like i poked myself ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
There re some unmentioned variables. Is the dog an only inside pet with no exposure to wild animals? Is it properly vaccinated against rabies? Is there rabies in your region ? Local health departments know this. For most domestic pets there is little risk of rabies but some infection risk from the wound.

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Last updated Mar 24, 2021

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