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Hi, my 6 month old Golden Retriever (who's been vaccinated for rabies) managed to lick a chicken drumstick on the dinner table before I was able to take it away from him. I took him to the other room so we could eat without him attempting to steal food. When I got back, I found out my aunt had apparently eaten the drumstick without knowing what had happened. Is there any risk of her getting rabies?
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...only if your dog were rabid which isn't likely if he's vaccinated against rabies and hadn't been bitten by a rabid animal in the last 10 days. Dog saliva is antibacterial and so there's little risk of a person ingesting a dog's saliva contracting a bacterial infection either. Your aunt should remain unaffected albeit a bit unsettled! Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you for your answer. The dog mainly stays in the house and our garden and hasn't been exposed to other dogs or animals within the past week. I'll let my aunt know the good news. Thanks a lot once again.

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