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Possible exposure to rabies??

A few days ago while I was walking on a street, a stray dog passed by my side and I think it licked my shopping bag and then 3-4 mins later I came home, touched the bag to see if there was any saliva on it (it was most probably dry) and then immediately had to use the washroom. After I was done I touched down there inside my anus to wash it. Can it be considered as a possible exposure to rabies?? I know this sounds like a very silly and irrational question and I am sorry about it but it is a genuine concern. I talked about this with my gp and he told me that 99% it was not an exposure but still he started giving me anti-rabies vaccine. I had my first dose two days ago and he didn't give me the immune-globulin. He said that I didn't need it. The dog that I had encountered that day, I've been keeping an eye on him. I went to the same street and found him, it is most probably the same dog but I'm not 100% sure. It looks ok, its been 8 days since that incident and it is alive so I guess thats good. It is always very quiet and alone whenever I see him, I guess he is sick but don't think that it has rabies. Please suggest something. Sorry for the grammatical errors and everything, I was a bit anxious while writing this.
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I would think the chance of exposure to rabies is very low, given that you were not bitten, but you did the right thing and went to see your doc. The doc is taking a precautionary approach and giving you the vaccine. This is what primes your body to protect itself against rabies and has worked in the past for this purpose. You should be absolutely fine. You got there early and are getting the right treatment
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