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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6373905
11/14/18 11:48 PM
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I hope he's getting rabies shots.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: KeithC] #6374021
11/15/18 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by KeithC
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.

Keith


My neighbor is a pharmacist and insisted I go in after I got scratched by a Bobcat- I actually wasn't worried at all until I saw how the Urgent Care Team and Doctor reacted to it. Sounds like your heading down the best path- keep us posted.

Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: warrior] #6374032
11/15/18 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by warrior
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.


Horse hockey! Treat all cats found outside the same, SSS.


If I did that I'd lose trapping properties. Like Nittany said, most farmers, including the ones who own the properties I trap on, have barn cats to keep down the rodent population. SSS'ing would get me booted off most of those farms.

One farm in particular, the owner insists I trap the dump which is near the barn. I explained to him that I could trap the trails leading to it and avoid non-targets but he insists on having traps right there. One season I caught the same non-target three times. Each time it was released none the worse for wear.

I eventually proved to him through results that trapping right at the dump was unnecessary.


Eh...wot?

Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374098
11/15/18 09:50 AM
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A guy in our sportsmans club got bit by his family cat. Thumb started swelling quickly. Went to the hospital and was immediately transferred to the Cleveland Clinic. Came very close to losing his thumb. Several days in the hospital.

Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374102
11/15/18 09:55 AM
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Heck ....a friend of mine punched a guy in the mouth and had the guys tooth embedded in this hand...was in the hospital for 3 days on a antibiotic drip.... So donít wait like my friend did.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374113
11/15/18 10:15 AM
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Landowner dictates the fate of the ditch tigers, it's his place and by his grace I'm on there trapping. You get a reputation of being a caveman doing as you please and that word will get around quickly and your opportunities will dry up that quickly. If I'm not sure it's better to release then create a issue you could of avoided in the first place.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: Getting There] #6374136
11/15/18 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Getting There
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.


Very True. Cats have a ton of bacteria in their mouth


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374138
11/15/18 10:48 AM
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Always have that discussion with the landowner before you start trapping. Saves a lot of headaches when the situation does arise.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: warrior] #6374209
11/15/18 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by warrior
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.


Horse hockey! Treat all cats found outside the same, SSS.


You would never get permission to trap my property and most other properties in the area I trap with an attitude like that.


I want to grow my own food but I can't find bacon seeds.
Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374211
11/15/18 12:40 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it if it was just a domestic cat. Clean it well with hydrogen peroxide and it should be fine!

Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374213
11/15/18 12:43 PM
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Our house cat bit my thumb once. I knew it had all of it's shots. Woke up the next morning and I thought my thumb would bust it was so swollen. They put me on antibiotics.


It is what it is.
Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374230
11/15/18 01:05 PM
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Decades ago, I got bit by a farm cat trying to release it, I thought I could hold it down with my trowel. Next day I was into the Dr. office and he said he would try antibiotics in pill form, but if it was not getting better in a day it was the hospital and a drip IV bag. Could barely get my coat over the swollen wrist. Dr. visit, vet visit with the cat, he had to send paper work and head to state lab for rabies testing, then my time to the state lab with package. A lot of time and expense, I was going to be trapping for a week off of work, this back in the early 80's when red fox were in great demand. Not the week I had planned, and yes a release pole is in the truck every season now.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374231
11/15/18 01:07 PM
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My daughter got steph infection from a cat scratch about 6 yrs ago. She has flare up from time to time


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: AuthorTrapper] #6374426
11/15/18 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by AuthorTrapper
I wouldn't worry about it if it was just a domestic cat. Clean it well with hydrogen peroxide and it should be fine!

Not good advice^^^^^
There is not much difference between a domestic cat, barn cat and feral cat when it comes to bacteria in the mouth. Better to play it safe than sorry.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: Pasadena] #6374484
11/15/18 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Pasadena
Originally Posted by AuthorTrapper
I wouldn't worry about it if it was just a domestic cat. Clean it well with hydrogen peroxide and it should be fine!

Not good advice^^^^^
There is not much difference between a domestic cat, barn cat and feral cat when it comes to bacteria in the mouth. Better to play it safe than sorry.

Agreed. Barn cats, at least the ones around here usually do not get vaccinated for rabies. Also, they are "living off the land" catching mice, rats and whatever. I would never trust being bitten by a barn or feral cat. Nothing to do here but get the shots in my opinion.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374579
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Like they say about pit bulls,,,,,,,that cat had to be trained to bite.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374590
11/15/18 09:25 PM
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Man I'm suprised its such a big deal. I been bit by cats several times, rubbed some dirt on it and all was well. I guess I got lucky. I'll be more careful about it from now on.

Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374594
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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6374605
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I would rather release a bobcat then a house/barn cat.


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Re: Son bit by farm cat [Re: b line] #6375015
11/16/18 10:50 AM
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Did he start rabies shots?


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