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Bitten by a dog, putting alcohol and it seems to be healing. Is anti rabies shot required?

I was bitten by a dog while I was interfering with the dog fighting with my little dog. I kind of got in the way. It is not a deep wound and the dog that bit me is a house dog only comes out to peel it happened last Thursday. my friend told me I had to get the rabbies shot is that true. I have been putting alcohol on it and it seems to be healing. Is there a chACE I can have rabies. I am scheduled to get a shot this afternoon. thank you so much.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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No dear you dont need to get vaccinated if

1) That dog which bite you does not have active rabies
2) Observe that dog for 5 days if it does not shows rabies sign.
3) if there was some change in behavior of that dog which is not usually for that dog. (like it bite you for no reason)

Hope that is answer to your question.
Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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