so, i'm trying to be cool about it, but this has been nagging me and i need someone to help me rationalize it out.
my puppy is 14 weeks old. she has not had rabies shot yet, she gets it at 16 weeks.
i keep her on a leash and see her at all times, but my husband has been letting her run off the leash in our backyard alot. i asked him not too, but he does it anyway. several times she has run into our brushy area, behind trees, in ivy, etc. (it's not the woods, it's just a small area about 10 yards long, 5 wide.
so, now my fear is that maybe something bit her while she was back there, like a rabid bat, snake, rat, raccoon, etc and we didn't know it. she is furry and black, so it's hard to tell if she got bit by anything, ya know?
my sister, the vet tech says a puppy would die within 10 days if they had rabies). so, that gives me some comfort, but here is the complicated part
what if she got bit, we don't know it, she bites my son(which she does often, and did yesterday, since she's a puppy, and draws blood). then we get her vaccinated, and she is fine but yet she passes it on to one of us because the bite occurred before her vaccine.
she will get vaccinated on march 8.
can someone help my brain sort this out?
thanks in advance....