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Scratched by not vaccined cat. Is tetanus shot sufficient?

Hi, 2 days ago, I found a female kitten who was around 5 months old and tried to adopt it. But I have 2 cats already and they didnot like the idea of having another cat. I was holding the kitten, then my cats started fighting each other. I tried to separate them, at the same time still holding the kitten. So, in that hectic moment, of course I got some scratches on my arms, no bite. I am not sure if they are from my cats or from the kitten. My cats are vaccinated (up-to-date), but I have no idea about the kitten except that she was so friendly and affectionate when I picked her up outside. She immediately came right to me. I got a tetanus shot yesterday (next day of the incident) and my doctor prescribed mt antibiotics . But, I am wondering if I should get rabies shot or not. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Asked On : Mon, 11 Jun 2012
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Hello, Ofcourse you should go for anti rabies vaccine as soon as possible. Kittens are one of the mode of transmission for rabies, and if any doubt should not take chance as rabies is endstage disease and it can only be prevented as treatment is not available. thanks
Answered: Thu, 14 Jun 2012
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