I was bitten by my dog, which developed anorexia and vomiting later. Should I be worried even if I took an anti-rabies Vaccine?

Q. Should I be worried if the dog that has bitten me developed anorexia and vomiting later?

Answered by
Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 31, 2022

Hello doctor,

I got bitten by my 4-month-old dog while playing. Then after two days, my dog developed anorexia and started vomiting. I am worried, and therefore I started my anti-rabies vaccination, injection Rabiflex. Will anything happen to me?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

You need not worry. I suggest you continue the post-exposure prophylaxis schedule for dog bite cases at your nearest clinic. You need to monitor your dog for the next ten days. Take him to your veterinarian and get him checked. He might be suffering from a parvovirus infection, which leads to vomiting and diarrhea in pups. He might not be rabid. Also, if he is your pet dog and does not interact with other strays, you have nothing to worry about. Still, to be on the safer side, I would suggest you continue the vaccination as per recommended schedule.

I hope this helps.


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