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dog bite, teeth mark, rabies vaccine

I was bit by a dog protecting its owner s belongings at a park around three days ago. I went to a doctor and got the tetanus shot but I wasn t sure if i needed the rabies vaccine as well. I was able to ask the owner of the dog if his dog had taken all his shots and he replied yes. However, I m having a hard time trusting his words completely due to the fact taht rabies is a serious disease . the dog did not bite very hard but it did break my skin through the jeans I was wearing. the jeans did not cut in the area its teeth marks were at. I was wondering if its still possible for me to contract the disease?
Asked On : Sun, 29 Apr 2012
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It will be good to keep in contact with the owner of the dog and watch for a week after the incident date. In case the dog bites others even if unprovoked or shows any illness then immediately go in for the rabies shots.

As I am answering this question after about a week of its posting I believe everything must be under control and you need not worry.

Do revert back if any doubt and thanks.
Answered: Sat, 5 May 2012
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