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Dog Nail Scratch And Rabies
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cat overdue for rabies vaccine. Outdoor cat, scratches puppy sometimes. If puppy bites me when playing, should I be concerned? Vaccinate cat and self?
See below: So rabies is transmitted through saliva, not a scratch. However, it would be very wise of you to get both the cat and puppy (when old enough according to the vet) vaccinated for rabies and maintain that vaccine as recommended (rabies is devastating to them too). The puppy nipping at you is not likely to give you rabies. You don't need to be vaccinated unless you're bit by an unknown animal. ...Read more
Can I get rabies from puncture wound on shin by outdoor house cat bite although I'm vaccinated and so is the cat?
Do house dogs carry rabies if not infected by outdoor animal? Friends's dog snapped at me but left no bite/broken skin/wound. Should i worry?
Not Rabies: No. You should not worry. You have no injury and you have a story that confirms a normal 'exposure' if you did have an injury. ...Read more
A dog scratched me with nail, the dog is healthy even after 20 days post the nail scratch, do i still need to get vaccinated against rabies ?
No: Rabies can not be transmitted from a nail scratch. The saliva from the infected animal must come in contact with broken skin/a bite wound or a mucous membrane, such as the mouth or eyes. So you don't need the post-exposure injections. But if because of your geographic location or activities you are at risk of contracting rabies in the future, you should strongly consider the preventive vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor.: First of all you need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one for 5-10 years. Cats have relatively "dirty" mouths, meaning they have a lot of bacteria on their teeth, which get injected into you when you get bitten. Even if your tetanus immunization is up to date, you will likely have to see a doctor, who will determine if you need an antibiotic. ...Read more
Stepped on (friendly) stray cat's tail & it scratched my foot (small scratch, bled a bit). 12 days later cat still is friendly/normal. Rabies concern?
The cat would be: dead by now if it was rabid, so I don't think you have anything to worry about, and 12 days,assuming it was rabid,you'd be feeling sick by now. ...Read more
Domestic pomalion dog causes rabies through touches the shoes by his nails? if i am received full vaccination course of anti rabies vaccine last month
Can I get rabies if a potentionally rabid dog licked my acne wounds? (I can't check the dogs condition)
Theoretically yes ..: The rabies virus could be in the animal's saliva but the CDC says that if you are playing with the animal that is considered a provoked attack. It is when you have a none provoked attack that you have to worry about rabies. I don't know where your from but get in touch with the public health authorities in your area to discuss your situation soon. True rabies if you don't get vaccinated 100% fatal ...Read more
A dog scratched my hand with his teeth but no apparent damage on skin just a scratch. Dog got vaccinated recently. What to do?
Bitten by barn cat on outside of thumb. Pretty sure cat rabis vacc. Not puncture. More sliced. What would recommend? Last tetanus shot was in 2006.
Cat bite: Clean the area thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap and running water. Apply hydrogen peroxide soaked cotton ball. Keep in place for at least 10 minutes. Repeat washing with running water and antibacterial soap Reapply hydrogen peroxide for 20 minutes. Repeat a third time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not...: While rabies is certainly transmissible from cats to humans, it generally requires an ill cat bite not scratch. The infected saliva of an infected animal transmits the rabies virus through injured skin, thereby inoculatin the victim. Incubation of rabies in a human after exposure is 1-3 months typically. I would be much more concerned about the possibility of cat scratch disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. cat scratch disease or ringworm?
Allergy?: Sounds like an allergic reaction to the scratches. You cannot get ringworm from the scratch itself. Cat scratch fever doesn't develop immediately after the scratch but within a day or two. Symptoms of cat scratch disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i pass pasteurella multocida or other infection onto humans? Dog bite didn't break my skin but dog saliva may have got into already broken skin.
A cat bite me 55 days ago, no cut mark / scratch found, this cat are still alive, can rabies transmitted 2 me?
Extremely unlikely: An uninfected dog would not pass rabies to another animal or person. A hypothetical situation in which an uninfected dog could transmit rabies is if the dog got a big smear of infected animal saliva onto his dog fur, and then the dog's master hugged and petted his dog, and somehow managed to transfer the infected saliva from the dog fur into his (the master's) own eyes, nose, mouth, or skin wound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers