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Dog bite, what are my symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 12, 2007
  • 03:34 PM

There is a puppy that has been diagnosed with a portosysystemic shunt and I have been bitten by him. I found him on the side of the road, he was very scared and out of fear he bite me on the my end of my finger and it bleed pretty good. He is very unsteady on his feet, he's trembling, having trouble walking a straight line, and when he stands still his head trembles back and forth. He's very itchy too; he's got a lot of ticks. I want to know what else may be wrong with him and is there anything that I need to worry about since my finger is throbbing and looks a funny red color and sort of streaky? Please help.

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  • Go to a hospital and get a rabies shot NOW. It doesn't matter what the dog had, but what you might have. You need to make sure you don't get rabies, and that the bite is cleaned up and you get on antibiotics or something.
    deadlysauce 67 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 08:18 PM
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  • It has been recently found that dogs can also carry and transmit Bartonella (Cat Scratch Disease). Better check for this, but tests are unreliable especially on new/emerging strains of the bacteria.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2007
    • 03:15 AM
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