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10050525 tn?1407504411

rabies

hi I'm from Philippines. my mother was bit by a puppy it's just a small scratch while playing with him , last night the puppy was vomiting and sick. does my mother should get some anti rabies vaccine?
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903476 tn?1242237037
Chances of rabies is rare a puppy throwing up is very common might be provost virus which is very common for puppy's. Unless the dog is showing other signs like foaming at the mouth, acting very aggressive, having problems with bright lights, walking funny, bumping in to walls and feeling very hot it's likely the puppy has just got a non human transferable virus. If your really worried I would take the puppy to the vet and call 911 for your mother because you have 48 hours to get the vaccine for rabies before it's to late.
10050525 tn?1407504411
Thank you for your advice. the puppy is fine now. what about the 10 days observation? if the puppy is alive and healthy after 10 days does my mother have to be vaccinated with anti rabies?
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