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Q: Bit By a Rat?

April 20, 2011 | By Ches21 | 2 answers | Expired: 1203 days ago

Ches21

I was bit by a rat what should I do? The rat was in petco so it was not wild it was domestic, also I would not think I would have to do anything about it cause when my dad had his rats Wild bit me once and I never needed to do anything about Wild bitting me. Then when I had hamsters for the first time Visous bit me but she bit everyone and I never had to do anything about that. So What should I do?

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daryl b.
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Apr 20, 2011

i hope you are up on your tetnus shots. if not get one. you never know what they may have been eating. you need to tell the dr when you get your tetnus shot

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Kelly
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Apr 20, 2011

I agree with Daryl. Just make sure you're up-to-date on your tetanus shot, keep the wound clean, & watch for any signs of infection. If you're worried about rabies, don't. It's not like this rat was out in the wild where it could have consumed an infected animal.

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