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I rescue, train, breed, and interact daily with dogs….I have been bitten through interceding in a dog fight, and been bitten by a new scared sh!tless rescue….. life is still good! My husband has a dog from before we were married who has established himself as a biter. If you need medical attention, call for help rather than driving yourself to the doctor or hospital. All because someone wanted to be an irresponsible (in my eyes) dog owner and go to websites such as this that tell her to use a titer (not scientifically proven as stated in the Compendium) to keep her out of trouble if her dog were to bite someone. A dog with a history of rabies vaccination should not cause a round of prophylaxis for a bitten person. That is what I was thinking. Rabies is a very serious virus. They did not make us go to a vet – just observe and document his behavior daily and then talk to the county animal control again in 10 days. If you haven’t heard from the health department yet, I’d do nothing. […] want to read this good news, which further arms you with valuable […], Your email address will not be published. The head of the rabies program said they are most likely to quarentine the animal, if its behaving rationally and with a responsible owner. My friend hasn’t even told her husband and he’s not going to be happy. If your skin wasn’t broken, wash the area with warm water and soap. THIS is not the common cold! The actual test is RFFIT-Rabies Antibody Endpoint, and KSU’s fee is $65. Third, you’re likely to need serious work to your hand, agreed. I’m angry and heartbroken! Our website services, content, and products are for informational purposes only. So we were able to do a 10 day “quarantine” at home. You well know, if you’ve been following along that immunologically speaking, your rabies vaccinated animal is highly likely to be immune for life. Go to hemopet.com. I just pick my dog up if I sense any trouble ahead, it’s easy with the little ones , Hey L, Who ever thougt “1 and done” when it comes to vaccines has no business taking an animal into their home. If the animal shows no signs of rabies after 10 days, the animal did not have rabies when it bit you and you do not need rabies shots. He’s highly suspicious of people, barks loudly, lunges and attacks waves in the lake, goes crazy with moving cars, lunging as if to attack them, and gets easily aroused to an excited, squealing state. Here’s what I’d do to keep your chances high of not losing your best friend in a dog bite scenario: That sage advice, given daily by sergeant Phil Esterhaus of Hill St. Blues, is useful when you’re daring to question authority for the good health of your animal. What are my chances of pulling this mess out of the fire? I really don’t want to give up walking them though because they love it so much. Rabies is only deadly if the dog already has it. I pick her up from school. A Disturbed Mom in Florida. I wanted to share something I learned about rabies here, and then I wanted to ask you a question. I’ve often stated the importance of keeping good records to prove your animal is rabies vaccinated, even if that vaccination is considered “out of date” by official types. His rabies is due in March of this year, so I am anxiously researching. If you want them, contact me through my Contact page, subject line Nosodes Please. The blood can be mailed into Hemopet or the lab doing the titer test. Post-exposure rabies prophylaxis (PEP) is compulsory if you are bitten by a dog, cat or other animal that is rabid or is suspected to be infected with rabies. To top it off,1 was pregnant and due the next day. My dog did’t bite out of aggression but out of excitement and never bitten anyone before. Learn about symptoms in cats and humans, and get facts on…. Who was that again? Also avoid roughhousing or playing aggressively with dogs, including those you know. There is a little bleeding left in the stools, everything has been healed. Several of us in homeopathic practice used to use lyssin (remedy made from rabid saliva) around vaccination time, but in my circle of colleagues, we’ve evolved to using the rabies vaccine tautode instead (remedy made from the vaccine itself). The 2016 Compendium now treats domestic animals that are not up-to-date with their vaccine, but have had one in the past, as they treat animals that are current, (booster and 45-day observation under owner’s control). Gently press a clean cloth over the wound to stop the flow of blood. I adopted the cat. Here’s what the Compendium states from the same paragraph referenced above: Any stray or unwanted dog, cat, or ferret that potentially exposes a person to rabies may be euthanized immediately and the head submitted for rabies examination.”. That was back in 2002 in a different county. Distemper periodically shows itself, though it’s getting more rare. I asked her about the dogs vaccinations and she said he was “up to date.” Because she said the dog was up to date I did not take my child to the ER that night. wouldnt the labeling and vaccine insert contradict this statement !? My special boy (4yrs GSD) was diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy ten months ago and has experienced twelve GM’s to date, the last 48 hours ago. Attach a note asking for her comments. As long as its not a severe bite, then treat as you would any other kind of wound. Cytopoint: High Tech Answer to Your Itchy Dog? Let me know what to do. You can take the presence of any titer to mean that it’s highly likely there’s a long term immunity that will be “awakened” suddenly upon exposure to the disease agent. Was that for rabies, too, or just the other vaccinations? You know, the ones who are supposed to be thinking outside the box, looking at the bigger picture. I LEARN SO MUCH HERE!! Keep an eye on the wound for signs of infection. The risk of infection may be greater in people with weakened immune systems or people with diabetes. Titers can be expensive, so make sure it will be worth your while. His owner died, and a woman across the street who had four or five Persians herself, took the cat to adopt it out to someone. As it stands, does “current” paperwork mean rabies every three years? How terribly unfortunate for Nick and your family. Avoidance of unnecessary regulatory medicine makes perfect sense to me, especially if you see the bites as part of expected behavior. I flew from canada to usa annually for 7 years with my maltese and the rabies certificate was checked EVERY time coming and going. Therefore, the most likely scenario of your dog getting rabies is through contact with another domesticated or wild infected animal. When they occur, about 70 percent of deaths related to dog bites happen to children younger than 10 years old. Whether the attack was provoked or not. This is no joke folks. Around 1 in 5 dog bites require medical treatment. Thanks for this excellent but scary article. If your dog is “out of date” by a few years, it could be worth investing in a rabies titer. Apply an antibacterial ointment to the wound. In Sam’s case, skateboards and moving cars were close enough to set him into crazy aggressive lunging. I will have to learn how to do it myself. Your vet draws the blood, sends to Kansas State lab, they run the test and send results. Key point: immunity to virus vaccines “lasts for years if not the life of the animal.” — https://vitalanimal.com/vacc-efficacy/, @Shama, proceed with caution. I went through the Contact page, and can resend it to your e-mail if you prefer. I’ve only had this happen 2 times in the past 10 years….a raccoon and a squirrel, it wasn’t pretty. Because I was bit at a private residence,OHIP wants to be paid back and I’m the 1 that has to now tell my friend she has to call her insurance company. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH!! After an event I give up walking for a while and they start getting fat and lazy and that’s not good for them either. Some bites barely break the skin; others are deadly serious. I’m going to contact you through your Contact page for information about that ‘Rabies Tautode’ but I wanted to post this here for others to read in my situation. plz help me lol do chihuahuas usauly bite cause my dog doesn’t have her rabies shot she hates water and is scared by loud noises and moving things she knows sit kinda plz help me idw my dogs head to be cut off, My pet had a wound room Em to doc and they asked for rabies certificate but it’s expired so they said to lock pet in a bedroom room for 6 months and only 1 person can go in and feed and water it. The number of deaths due to dog bites in the United States annually is very low. Surely you can see they are not going to help you or protect your from a disease that’s not there. Yes. 4. copy of statute or rabies law in current county/state – with highlighted portions Appropriate medical care can help you minimize the chances of long-term health problems due to a dog bite. If your dog is a known aggressor, or has a cranky side, keep him in close control at all times in public. Odds are, he’s not “out of immunity” though he may be “out of date” by the arbitrary standards used in the conventional medical world bent on vaccinating. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, it’s important to tend to the injury right away to reduce your risk of bacterial infection. We explain this fear of dogs and how you can treat the condition. Can anyone out there share any info that might be helpful? Sorry to be blunt but a pet is a financial commitment, not a right. Where are those rabies papers? The symptoms of rabies are distinctive and can arise within days or weeks of being bitten. I looked at an email from his vet clinic a few days earlier that reminded me that his rabies vaccine booster was due a month ago. I failed my dog because I didn’t push back hard enough that we could do a home quarantine and he didn’t legally need a vet “check”. Trust companies with LABORATORIES who test their product and above all else: look for a food that is “COMPLETE AND BALANCED FOR ALL LIFE STAGES.” That is allllll you need to read on a bag of pet food! It’ll be good to know you have the right to refuse euthanasia and choose 10 day quarantine. than dumbbells like this, regardless of vaccination status. Immunologists would have a problem with that. My dog bit my husband about 6 months after we adopted him. Roxanne gets the credit for this one: Print out and keep a copy of the Compendium with you, along with your rabies vaccination certificate and titer results. Look for an AAHA accredited hospital. Therefore, evidence of circulating rabies virus antibodies should not be used as a substitute for current vaccination in managing rabies exposures or determining the need for booster vaccinations in animals.” The part I highlighted when I put in my book is in the first paragraph: Let us know in the comments if you’ve ever been involved in a bite situation and what you learned from it. You know, I learned a painful lesson here; make sure that the phone numbers connected to your dog’s registration is current, (just in case something like this happens) if a love one dies and you assume responsibility for a beloved pet. We, too, live in Ontario and have travelled many times to the U.S. Our experience over the past eight years has been that the request for rabies docs is completely random; we’ve crossed often without being asked for any proof. Nick was up to date!! 5. full articles with highlighted portions 3) Find a homeopathic or traditional vet that will agree with you that your dog meets the requirements for a medical waiver, and will sign it. She’s mostly an inside dog but we’ve been attacked several times on our walks by loose dogs and I want to protect her from euthanasia if she bites anyone or anything during a skirmish. PEP is required under following conditions: ● If the bite has broken the skin and the wound is bleeding. Hey Lorraine, This is cheap dog bite prevention that costs only vigilance and a good leash on your part. Severe scarring, or scars which occur in visible areas such as the face, can be reduced through medical techniques such as grafting or plastic surgery. Domestic animals, like dogs and cats, are responsible for the majority of animal bites. For this reason, treatment to prevent the rabies virus from infecting your body is recommended if the doctor thinks there's a chance you have been exposed to the virus. The vaccine is given as a series of four injections, over the course of several weeks. Thanks, Doc. Plus, if we travel to the U.S., I have been told (perhaps incorrectly) that a Rabies Vaccination is required. https://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Pages/Annual-Rabies-Vaccination-Waiver.aspx I’d get a titer, and carry a Compendium copy with the pertinent section highlighted. He always had some behavioral issues which were documented by us, but that wasn’t good enough. But if … Could that be the ‘Rabies Tautode’ that you mentioned in a later post? If a dog bites you, take these steps right away: Wash the wound.Use mild soap, and run warm tap water over it for five to 10 minutes. These include infections, rabies, nerve or muscle damage, and more. You want the RFFIT Rabies Vaccine Response Titer Test – Not for Pet Travel. Do birds carry and spread rabies? You also should assess the wound to determine the severity. Will they report the non vaccinated rabies dog to the country? A deep bite can cause damage to nerves, muscles, and blood vessels under the skin. That’s not how I work. Let the professionals worry about over-vaccination. Let us know if you find a titer, Jennifer. Sure, Ellen. I thought we were past the trust issues but tonight he bit me twice when I entered the room – puncturing the skin above my left ankle and drawing blood at my right knee. After all her dog is up to date and it is a one tooth puncture wound. The Vaccine ruined his Heath for life. you STILL need to go into the clinic once a year! Hey Sally, My 10 pound dog developed severe allergies after getting her 2 rabies shots. I was at work when it happened so I was not there to protect Nick from the gestapo Animal Control people who seized him and euthanized him almost immediately. It bled profusely and someone warned me to get a tetanus shot, but I didn’t go to a Dr or get a tetanus shot and I was fine. He came back MORE than adequate protection. As an educated professional you should be ashamed of yourself for giving people the false sense that this is ok to not vaccinate their animals. What happens if we are overdue for vaccinations but want titers for rabies done at the vet? According to the county we are now in, a dog should never bite (even if teased by a stupid person). She has 3 females and I was always told you shouldn’t have more than 1 queen in the house. The first thing you should do following a dog bite is to put distance between yourself and the dog. You can also apply an antibacterial lotion to the area as a precaution. They were in the wrong, clearly, but this is what we have to deal with when bureaucrats are allowed to think they have authority over us. I found the folder with all his 2016 records last year. This last stage of rabies signs in dogs will include the paralysis phase. Will they try to arrest you for being wise about this? If your doctor prescribes antibiotics for you, you’ll probably take them for 1 to 2 weeks. Understanding what you’re up against goes a long way towards helping you think clearly. Sincerely, helen. I actually use parvo and distemper nosodes for the first nine months of age, in place of vaccinations. After reading this I am motivated to find a vet that will titre him and my other adopted dog Jack. Whether the dog is suspected to have rabies. Join our free Vital Animal® Pack to get more! So now the dog is on 10 day quarantine at Tammy’s house (which btw almost did NOT happen simply because I was so pissed off by her telling me that the dog was “up-to-date” when in fact her documentation showed an expired shot record that I felt like she might not tell the truth about the health of her dog over the next 10 days….denial is not only a river in Egypt I could have not signed off and her dog would have gone to animal control for 10 days at her cost and I can assure you that as aggressive as this dog is it would NOT be returning to Tammy. Anyone know how? His fingers bleeding, he’s shrieking in pain and fear in his mom’s arms. And then, speak confidently that more vaccines are not something you will be giving your already-vacc’d pup. I just feel sick because my friend broke her back and is in a wheelchair so I don’t want to cause them anymore grief but at the same time I now have to see an upper limb specialist. But knowing it and being able to produce a document from CDC are two different things. Oh, Judi, I’m so sorry you lost your dog to this kind of craziness. Never mind that Dr. WhiteCoat gets this wrong regularly, and pushes rabies vaccines like he’s somehow been deputized by the state (which he clearly has NOT been), even the fauxlistic vets get this wrong. Then in 2013, he bit my husband again in the same place – his nose – and he required stitches again. I adopted a beautiful Persian cat. I will go to jail next time over them saying my pet has to be euthanized. You’d want to think long and hard before ignoring the possibility of rabies. The rabies virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected animal. “Protective” levels of titer is a construct, and an arbitrary one. Tetanus is a bacterial disease. Was I a complete fool for following those voices that said she’d be immune for life from her early rabies shot? It could be a problem if you were bitten or the dog was bitten…..and either of you needed treatment. Once there’s no longer an immediate threat, it’s important to determine if the dog has been inoculated against rabies. You can’t be too careful. My dogs last rabies shot was 17 months ago. Then in April 2017 I took him to another vet who vaccinated him again when I took him in because I didn’t have his original record from Nov and the very said it’s best to have a copy of the record just in case. Rabies is a serious viral condition that affects the central nervous system. A whole different story, but you have to be smarter than the vets on duration of immunity (search that phrase on this site and you’ll get right up to speed). Check out the different places as costs vary. Our family has owned over 24 dogs over the years and none of them ever bit. This can occur even if the wound appears to be small, like from puncture marks. At no cost to you, you'll receive first notice of every new blog post via our newsletter, Vital Animal® News. After my dad died his Brittany Spaniel, “Nick” underwent a personality change. The emergency room or urgent care center personnel may ask you how long it has been since your last tetanus shot. I have a problem on my hands, my 1 yr and 5 month old dog and I were playing with a toy and he accidentally bit my hand when he bit onto the toy. We’ve seen both diseases in Texas, Susan. It sounds like a sad “perfect storm” that took his life. Infectious canine hepatitis is a highly contagious viral infection that affects the … Rabies can infect any warm blooded mammal, but animals can only spread the virus once they start exhibiting the signs of rabies. There is no family history of adverse reactions that I am aware of, BUT I want to be cautious. So, although it was dinner time we walked 4 houses down and knocked on the door. 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