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my dog got scratched by a racoon last night,what do I do

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my dog got scratched by a racoon last night,what do I do
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 7 years ago.

Hi there,


I am sorry your boy got scratched. If he is UTD on his Rabies vaccine you do not have to worry.

If not he needs to go to his vet for a booster.

Just clean the wound with peroxide and apply neosporin twice a day


Do not cover it because bacteria will grow in an airless environment.


Please let me know how he is doing.


I hope he will be fine.


Best wishes for him.