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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My daughter has an Australian Shepard. Her foot was injured

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My daughter has an Australian Shepard. Her foot was injured and when my daughter went to help her she bit my daughters hand. Wounds are not deep. The dog is 8 months old but has had only one rabies shot. She came from a breeder and when we have her outside she is supervised so very unlikely she has come across other animals that might have rabies. Do you feel there is much of a risk for rabies for my daughter
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The risk of a vaccinated dog who has little or no exposure to raccoons, fox, or bats of transmitting rabies to your daughter is near nil. Consultation with her doctor would be prudent, however, because once the skin is broken due to a bite wound, bacterial infection is likely. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.