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I adopted a stray puppy about 2months old. The mom was abandoned near our home our neighbor took in the mom. He likes nipping clothes and shoe ties and I'm worried if I get bitten. Can I get rabies from it? Should I get rabies prevention shot?

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So I did a bit of research on rabies. Wikipedia states that:

All warm-blooded species, including humans, may become infected with the rabies virus and develop symptoms.

As rabies is transmitted in the saliva

The virus is usually present in the nerves and saliva of a symptomatic rabid animal.

you can get infected if the puppy is infected.

I have not adopted stray animals but I would take the puppy to the vet as fast as possible and get it checked. The vet can probably also tell you about the possible danger.

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