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Are dog scratch on a child bad ?

hello i been scratched by my dog on my upper lip and the dog has not had a check up for a while what should i do ??
Tue, 26 Apr 2011
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Dear, scratch by nails of dog is fine,but if it is by his teeth then you are supposed to take precautions.Any scratch or lick on mucous membrane like lips and others is capable of transmitting rabies.I hope your dog is vaccinated for rabies.If not please talk to your doctor about your protection.bye and take care.
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