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Dog bite, no rabies shots, dog had no symptoms and healthy. Rabies in future?

hello doctor i have a query regarding domestic dog bite .in past 11 yrs ago i was bitten by a domestic dog .when i consulted with my personal doctor he asked not to have rabies shots also he asked to look after the dog for a week and we did the same .dog didnt have any symptoms of rabies for years.it was neighbour s dog and properly healthy and according to them it was vaccinated .could i have a chance of rabies in future? .plz suggest.thanks.
Asked On : Thu, 3 May 2012
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Hi,
as the dog was not rabid and healthy and survived long years you have no chance of rabies from the bite 11 yrs back .
for dog bites mainly from stray dogs one should not take the chance and take vaccination at the earliest.
for domestic dogs with regular vaccination anti rabies vaccine may not be taken keeping a watch on the dog for 7 days .
do not worry and remain healthy
Answered: Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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