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4 years old German Shepard puppy scratched my hand no

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Dr. Shinas Hussain

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Practicing since :2015

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Posted on Mon, 4 Feb 2019 in Infections
Question: 4 years old German Shepard puppy scratched my hand no blood came and went to doctor and had a TT injection and doctor also gave me tblets to be eaten for three days.do I have any problem now? Shd I go and check for rabies check? But the doctor whom i consulted said no need for rabies injection TT will go good.
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
You have to get anti rabies vaccine.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
You are having a category-2 injury and you should take full course of anti rabies vaccine.
Rabies is a lethal disease and it is better not to take the risk.
Wishing all the best.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Shinas Hussain 31 hours later
I am literally sorry, its not 4 years old dog. Its a 4 months old puppy. So my doctor said no need for rabies shots Tetanus shot will fgo good for it.
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain 21 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is always better to get vaccinated.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
It is always better to get vaccinated irrespective of age of the dog,
Wishing all the best.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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