Hello all, This is my first post here, but i'm in kind of an emergency: We have a 14 month old puppy (Basset Hound - Labrador mix). She's pretty healthy and basically the spirit of our home.... The other night, being an avid hunter and searcher... she decided to pick a fight with a wild mongoose (eventually she killed it) but the mongoose got to bite her on the mouth. I saw the event but was not able to split them before she had already been bitten. She got her rabies vaccine a little less that 1yr ago, but the mongoose is probably the main rabies reservoir here in the caribbean. So we have her quarantined for observation at her vet's... waiting (and hoping!) not to have any signs of a rabies infection. Now, the biggest complication is that my wife is 7-1/2 months pregnant, so we are really not in a possition to take any risks; however it would be devastating to have to sacrifice our beloved puppy. The questions i have are: - What post-exposure medication could we be able to give our puppy in hopes of containing a highly likely exposure to rabies (36hrs ago)? - What precautions can we take around the house to make sure we're not risking ourselves and the baby? (so far we washed all bed clothes, pillows; did a thorough house cleaning with a bleach solution; bagged and threw out all her chewing toys and washed and brought outside her bed and blanket) - How long could we be expecting her to be quaratined for, and when should we any signs to develop? - How can we (the vet actually) improve her quarantine conditions so that she doesnt get over stressed/unhealthy? (She's being kept in an open cage about 3x her size, inside a solitary room/hallway) Thanks in advance for any of your advices in this really difficult situation.