I brought a traumatized little pup who had been bitten by an aggressive dog, seven days ago. The aggressive dog died, convulsing, the day after biting. The dog didn't show lack of coordination, jaw paralysis or salivation, though. Some people of the locality say he was killed by people due to aggressiveness, when he was hit on the head and he suffered a concussion. But no one will ever know what killed the dog actually.
The pup is receiving rabies post exposure prophylaxis. She is on day 5 and is quite active and healthy as of now. Her mother was never vaccinated so no maternal rabies antibody in her.
Now, we have an adult dog in our home. He is vaccinated every year for rabies. His rabies vaccination is due in March. He plays with the pup and licks her. Do we need to re-vaccinate the adult dog right now, or will he be protected adequately?
I asked three vets. One said we need to administer full 5 course post exposure prophylaxis to the adult dog. But two other said we need not administer anything. I am confused. Could you please help?