So 2 of my dogs found a rat in the backyard last evening and thought it was the coolest new toy. Until the rat latched onto my smaller dog's lip somehow and scared the crap out of him. All I saw was the rate dangling from Odie's mouth as he was tyring to shake it off. My dad was at the house so I screamed for him to take care of IT and went to inspect my little dog's face. There were no bite marks, broken skin or blood at all and he was not acting like anything was hurting. Both have had their 3 year rabies shots about 1.5 years ago. My dad said I shouldn't worry, that more than likely that rat was not carrying rabies....but one of my coworkers said I should've had the rat tested. I'm freaking out now. I've heard of dogs and cats actually eating whole rats before and they've been ok. What do you think?