Q. Is there any diet restriction following dog bite?

Answered by
Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Feb 23, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I was bitten by a house Siberian Husky. The pup is 8 months old and is not vaccinated for rabies. I used to visit it everyday. It is normal and drink water. I was given only tetanus as I am allergic to the antirabies vaccine which was administered and discovered 10 years ago when I had a dog bite. Can I eat all kinds of non-vegetarian foods, curds, citric and acidic food, ice creams and chocolates? What has non-vegetarian food got to do with a dog bite? Please explain.

Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

There are no dietary restrictions following a dog bite and you can eat whatever you like to have.

Also, let me share a few facts after dog bite:- A 10 days quarantine for the dog that has bitten is generally followed. If the dog during this period if develops any personality change like aggressiveness or excitability or dullness or any paralysis the dog should be humanly killed.

The most important is, one should clean the dog bite wound thoroughly, not to suture and get vaccinated.

Avoiding non-vegetarian foods, onion and garlic following a dog bite is a social taboo and a misconception. There is no scientific explanation to explain the relation between the pathogenesis of rabies and what we eat to the extent of my knowledge.

You can eat everything and just observe the dog. Be careful next time while playing and taming dogs. Keep in mind your allergy to rabies vaccination.

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

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