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My husband was bitten by our neighbor's six month old puppy.

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My husband was bitten by our neighbor's six month old puppy. The bite scraped the skin and it bled. I dressed the wound, then talked to my neighbor and found that the puppy has not had her rabies shot yet... should we be concerned?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 10 months ago.

When did it happen?

How is the puppy now?

How is the wound?

Did the puppy bite or scratched with nails?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It happened 2 hours agoThe puppy is a happy wiggly baby (the owner was mortified and has taken the puppy to another relative who has a larger area.The wound is dressed and not bleeding.The puppy made the wound with his teeth.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
I am sorry for his symptoms.
Though in domestic conditions, rabies is rare, but I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
The puppy can be taken to vet for examination of any sign for rabies.
You can apply neosporin cream over the area.
This would help to prevent any bacterial infection.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish him good health.
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