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Stray Dog

Stray dogs are dogs that are lost or have no home. These dogs have many negative impacts on the city's environment and human health, such as noise pollution, traffic accidents, and feces garbage. Stray dogs can easily transfer and spread the deadly disease rabies.

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My son got vaccinated after a dog licked him. Is it fine?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9 year old son was licked by a stray dog. I was not sure what happened, but I took him to the doctor and got him injected. Would the injection cause him some future health issues?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, the injection will not cause any issues in the future. Rabies Vaccination Injection is given at the 0, 3, 7, 14, and 21 days of the bite, but consult your nearest doctor and get the vaccine from that doctor. This vaccine should be taken if there is a dog bite or if...  Read Full »

While feeding a wild stray dog, the dog tried to bite me and its teeth came in contact with my skin causing redness and soring but there is no open wound. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I was feeding a wild stray dog in some area and the dog tried to bite me however I pulled my hand back quickly so he could not bite. Although his teeth touched my skin and it was red. Because of the hard touch and attack. But there was no puncturing of skin as I checked and no blood wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. If you are concerned, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional who can evaluate the situation properly. They will be able to assess your risk and determine if any further action is needed, such as po...  Read Full »

A Stray dog bit me 24 years back. Should I get the vaccine now?

Query: Hi doctor, I need your suggestions. I remember a couple of occasions during my early childhood when a dog bit me. The first one was around 24 years back when a stray dog bit me. There was no visible wound or scratches on the bitten area. There was no bleeding during the incident. The second one was...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Unless you have bitten, scratched, or bruised by a dog, rabies-unvaccinated, or your wound and bleeding has occurred recently, you need to worry and take post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) of anti-rabies vaccination and immunoglobulins injectio...  Read Full »

Can licking by my pet dog after he had bitten a stray dog cause rabies to me?

Query: Hello doctor, My vaccinated dog (vet confirmed is safe) was in contact with a stray dog and may have licked or bitten the stray dog. My dog was washed with water, and the next day around 15 hours later, my dog licked me slightly on my lip. Is there a high chance that the rabies virus could survive a...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your query. As your dog is fully vaccinated, there is no need to worry about rabies infection. There are no chances that you get infected with rabies through the dog's lick over your lip, as your dog is fully immunized or vaccinated against rabies infectio...  Read Full »

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