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My dog got bite by a groundhog. She has had her rabies shot.

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My dog got bite by a groundhog. She has had her rabies shot. I think she bit the groundhog. She seems fine. is there anything i should do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

I would see your veterinarian for antibiotics to prevent an abscess.

I also recommend a rabies BOOSTER - even though up to date, a booster following a bite such as this should be performed.
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Should i avoid letting her lick us? Can we still pet her? I am concerned about my 8 year old.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
If she is up to date on vaccines, there is little risk of any problems.

The booster is for safety.
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Please click "ACCEPT" if the information I have provided has been of help so I receive credit for my work. Bonuses are always welcome and appreciated. Thank you.

The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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