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    mobamp Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 21, 2006, 08:22 PM
    Can a dog get rabies when he has his shots
    My dog got into a tussle with a possom. We think he got bit but he has his rabies shots. Is it possible he can get rabies from this? Thank you for your time.
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    Apr 22, 2006, 04:50 AM
    Hi, mobamp,
    Anything is possible, but that is what the rabies shots are for... to protect him/her from it. The chances are good that the dog won't be affected.
    I highly suggest taking your dog to the Vet, and get it checked out.
    Best of luck.
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    Apr 22, 2006, 08:45 PM
    Did you check your dog for broken skin where this possum might have bit him? If there is no broken skin, you have no worries. You can have a blood test done to see if your dog has rabies but b-4 spending time and money, check the dog for broken skin first, especially when you say 'might' have gotten bit.
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    Apr 23, 2006, 11:51 AM
    If his rabbies shots are up to date he should be fine. If there is a break in the skinn you should have him checked for infection including parasitic infections.

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