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    Hi

    My dog bit me now and i have a scratch less than 1cm about. Is it possible to get rabies?

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    No, we don't have rabies in Australia (not that I'm aware of....our dogs don't need to be vax for it as it's not a problem here like it is over in America).

    Bathe it in some warm water and detol, put some betadine (antiseptic cream) on it and put a good waterproof bandaid over it...change it daily

    ETA: If it gets red and pussy or any swelling, see your Dr. If anything you'll be given a tetnus shot and an antibiotic shot.
    Last edited by ozeymum; 04-07-2009 at 04:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason.e View Post
    Hi

    My dog bit me now and i have a scratch less than 1cm about. Is it possible to get rabies?
    you need to be up to date with your tetanus injections - at your age you should have had a jab a few days ago if not last year at school.

    we have a similar disease to rabies but it is not carried by dogs - but rather by bats!

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    Yer lucky then!

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