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Son bit by farm cat #6373626
11/14/18 06:17 PM
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Today my son was bit on the hand trying to let a farm cat out of a dp, What should be done worried about rabies ?

Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6373627
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I hope you didn't let the cat go? Otherwise rabies shots might be needed. You might want to call your local Health Department.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: waggler] #6373632
11/14/18 06:31 PM
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He did let it go.He maybe can catch again or shoot it.

Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6373634
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Like stated above, contact the local health dept. and ask for their protocol in a situation like this. If it was my son, I would do my best to capture that cat, for either quarantine or euthanization for rabies testing. I would also get him to your family physician, t have the wound treated to prevent infection. Feral cat bites are nasty and often get infected. If the cat could not be captured, I would give a serious thought to post exposure rabies shots. I tend to be heavy on the side of caution in situations like this and don't take them lightly. With rabies you don't get a second chance.

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If shooting is an option, make sure not to shoot the head. Just a bit of advice.

Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6373639
11/14/18 06:36 PM
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having the animal would be very beneficial.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6373648
11/14/18 07:09 PM
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Unless you have the cat, Rabies shots for sure! It's nothing to mess around with. It's pretty much 100% lethal once it gets a foothold and preventable with shots. A no brainer.

Last edited by Finster; 11/14/18 07:10 PM.

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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6373649
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DO NOT SHOOT IT IN THE HEAD! The lab need the intact brain for the test. Likely it NO rabid, just a whizzed off semi feral Cat, however don't wait too long to get the post exposure shots. This is a serious situation.


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Shots are not as bad as they used to be either. Not a big deal pain wise. Dollar wise, it depends on insurance.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: Finster] #6373655
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Shots is whats going to happen tomorrow.Not knowing if the cat we catch is the same cat that bit is not worth it.

Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6373676
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Most cat bites become infected. Cat scratches and bites, if not treated, can be fatal. Your son should be put on a preventative round of antibiotics, whether the doctors decide to treat for rabies or not.

There are much safer, better ways to deal with feral cats

Keith

Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6373689
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Don't confuse feral cat with farm cat. Many farmers have farm cats. A feral cat can be dealt with in certain ways, a farmers cat needs to be treated differently. I hope boy gets the shots to ease the mind, prayers sent.


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Per Yahoo news: A man in Utah just died from Rabies, first in 70 years.


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Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
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The cats I release are very cooperative. Just saying.

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Cats are just plain nasty the ones here fight and the scratches get infected and several died from the infection this summer at least get him a tetanus shot!


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Get to a Doc and have the bite treated right away or you maybe in the emergency room shortly. Nothing to fool around with!!!!! Keep us posted.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: TurkeyTime] #6373855
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Originally Posted by TurkeyTime
The cats I release are very cooperative. Just saying.



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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6373899
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Any time you have an encounter with a cat when the skin in broken or you are bleeding, get it treated right away EVEN if is your house cat. I had a friend and his house cat bit him and drew blood, 12 hours he was in the hospital and was one sick cookie. This is no BS.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: Nittany Lion] #6373900
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Originally Posted by Nittany Lion
Don't confuse feral cat with farm cat. Many farmers have farm cats. A feral cat can be dealt with in certain ways, a farmers cat needs to be treated differently. I hope boy gets the shots to ease the mind, prayers sent.


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