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Bitten by pet dog, swollen, applied antibiotic cream. Should I get a tetanus shot?

Hello Dr. Mintz, our 12 week old german shepherd puppy was just playing with me, and one of his teeth broke a vein on the top of my arm , in which small amounts of blood came shooting out, as I was leaning over, I quickly put pressure on it, rinsed it, and put antibiotic cream and a bandage on has swollen just a bit...should I be getting a tetnus shot here, or just monitor this situation. HELP. Julie
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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is your puppy vaccinated against rabies. if yes thn no need to worry.if not thn you will hav to watch your puppy for 10 days if it shows any abnormal behaviour thn go for antirabies vaccine if nor thn u can escape.but personally i will suggest go for antirabies vaccine.dont take chance
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