Troy is a 17 year old boy who was bitten by a dog this morning on his way to college. He had an exam at college today, so continued with his journey and on arrival there, rinsed his arm as it was bleeding and muddy, and asked his teacher for a plaster to cover two small wounds. On arrival at home his mum was very alarmed he had not sought any medical attention and booked an appointment to see his GP later that day. On examination of Troy’s right forearm there are clear puncture marks with surrounding erythema. There is not any significant tissue damage and no joints were affected. Troy is otherwise fit and well and does not smoke or drink any alcohol. He is up to date with immunisations including 5 doses of tetanus vaccination and is allergic to Penicillin.
What is the most appropriate course of action?