Even tough your dog did not die (which usually implies that your dog does not have rabies
), you should still complete the course of verorab vaccine
. As the full course produces good level of antibodies
. In case your bit again, two doses of the same vaccines would be sufficient to boost up your immunity instead of the 5/6 doses you have had to take now.
And keep the current vaccination
document carefully so that they ll be useful in case you get bit again.
And the severity of the bite depends on the site of bite. If there was even a single drop of blood, it comes under the category of a severe bite.
In case you have a severe bite next time from a stray/unimmunised/rabid dog, you do not need to take anti-rabies serum (which is injected around the wound in severe cases) if you are immunised completely this time.
So there are lot of benefits to completing the full course of vaccination now. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to rabies, as rabies cannot be cured.