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Is there any potential threat of disease to my brother or to Jinia(puppy)?

We have just added a new family member....she is a two months old Labrador. Unfortunately, she has bitten my bro this evening...it was not deep but blood came out. She is not Vaccinated. We are scared. >> Is there any potential threat of disease to my brother or to Jinia(puppy)??? Please, respond FAST!!!
By Ayon Saha · 11 Nov 2011 8:06 pm


By Elena · 11 Nov 2011 8:27 pm
if u got her from a responsible breeder who vaccinates his grown up dogs in time - dont worry, she is not a snake ! all puppies bite. wash the wound with soap and apply betadine. if inflammation occures show to the doctor, he'll prescribe antibiotics.
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By Navjot Singh · 11 Nov 2011 8:38 pm
Ayon, this is nothing but puppy play bites. You got to teach the puppy her limitation. Am sure she must have been unintentionally encouraged to bite your family members. Don't allow the pup to take your fingers/hands on her mouth. Am sure you or your family member may have allowed her to do so. If she repeates this behaviour then just take your hands off immediately and ignore her. Ignoring means no eye to eye contact. Just behave as if the puppy doesn't exist around you. This way, she'd realise that the biting behaviour is not yeilding good results. The moment she stops, reward her with a good treat. This way she'll be able to understand that biting is a bad habbit. Also, if she tries to bite or does anything wrong, don't say no no loudly because anything loud may make the puppy even more excited to repeat or continue the current action. Just ignore her for a matter of 2 minutes or so and puppy will realise that she's doing wrong.
Secondly, I encourage dog owners to teach puppy different skills. Teach them different things and biting will be forgotten by her. Teach basic commands like sit, stay, come, etc. Spend a lot of time training the puppy. Labradors are wonderful retrievers so make him run after balls and toys. Make him feel tired and he's forget biting as a habbit.
Thirdly, a two month old puppy tends to be very mouth. Teething causes intense pain and irritation which they try to soothe by either chewing our furniture or biting our fingers. Keep raw hide bones around her which she'll chew for a while and then feel tired and sleep.
I don't think you have to panic so much if she has drawn blood but if you want you can get rabbies vaccination done for your brother. Why have you not taken the puppy to vet yet??? By now, a deworming & vaccination schedule should have started.

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By gautam sawant · 11 Nov 2011 8:40 pm
monitor when kids play with the puppy , sometimes even kids can harm the puppy , why did the puppy bit your bro -- i mean was it aggresive when it happen or just a accident ( grabing a toy or something)
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By Ayon Saha · 11 Nov 2011 11:39 pm
@Samir: I was not exactly on the spot...i heard she was chewing a toothbrush, bro wanted to get that off and she had bitten...dont know...she might have been aggressive or may be just wanted to get the brush back(accident).

@Navjot: This is my first puppy...half of the time i remain confused about, how to deal with her...how to make her understand things...how to train her properly(I mean the basic Dos and Donts). Thanks a llooott for your suggestions. It will help me a lot.
I have visited the vet...he has prescribed a medicine for worms, recently so her vaccination is delayed. This Monday we will go again for her first vaccination ("Puppy DP").

@Elena: Things are fine, I guess. Thanks!!

Thank you everyone and any suggestion(s) for bringing up the pup properly is warmly welcomed.
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By phoebe · 12 Nov 2011 9:05 am
Labs are by far the friendliest dogs Ayon.I have a 5 mth lab who bit my son out of food aggression (my son was trying to remove chocolate wrapper from his mouth).Just lay down some basic rules with your puppy .Give him his best liked food and ask him not to eat it by saying No ..I did it with my lab and it works
Also monitor kids when they are around him.If the pup comes from a properly vaccinated lot and is not mixing around with any other dogs there's no rabies vaccination necessary for your brother but let your family physician take a call on this
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By Navjot Singh · 12 Nov 2011 9:21 pm
Ayon, every dog owner goes through this phase so you shouldn't be confused as such. If your vet is good, then he can help you about so many things you are not sure about. Also when it comes to training, it's very simple with Labs as they are food-driven and you just have to give them a direction and they'll follow it. You can simply browse you-tube videos about dog training. Remember the basic principle-we learn seeing others, no one is borne with the knowlege, it has to be gathered from others.
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By Patricia · 02 Apr 2012 10:09 pm
if you have a dog and he bites you and hes not vaccinated you should keep him in observation period for 10 days, if he shows sugns of the disease then you can have your jabs , and if not he is healthy and you have nothing to worry about
What happens if you go to a phisician here in INDIA they most probably will tell you that you need to be vaccinated against rabies wich is BULLSHIT, the first step after your pet dog bites you or some others owner dog is keep the dog in observation, do not be fooled
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