Yes.  Go get a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in the last ten years.  It's 
just a safety precaution, but my Doc fussed at me recently for not doing it 
after I got bit.  Be careful about giving him too much info about the cat.  
Tell him it was a friend's cat.  Sometimes the Docs will say you need to report 
it in case the animal has rabies.  Don't do it.  You'll be forced to take her 
to Animal Control so they can hold her for ten days to make sure she doesn't 
have rabies.  Just tell him you were holding your friend's indoor only cat when 
you got bit and that you're not giving him your friend's name because she lives 
out of state.  Yes, I'm paranoid but I've seen it happen.

The doc may want to prescribe you some antibiotics just in case.  Probably 
wouldn't hurt to take them.  If you washed your hand really good immediately 
after the bite you should be okay even though it will hurt for a couple of 
days.  It probably won't get infected, but it's easier to take antibiotics for 
a couple of weeks as a precaution versus trying to deal with it after it became 
infected.  But on Monday I'd recommend going to the doc.  You can also get a 
tetanus shot at the health department but I was concerned they'd try to make me 
report the bite.  Plus, it was more expensive than going to my doc and just 
paying the co-pay.

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From: "Jannes Taylor" <>
Date: Sat, Jun 4, 2011 9:07 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
To: <>

Last night I had Amber in my lap upstairs. I am trying to get her use to seeing
the other cats and use to the upstairs life. I had the IFA test performed by
another vet and will hear from it next week. I am being optimistic so I wanted
to get a head start on getting her acclamated. My youngest cat Moses decided to
suddenly jump in my lap with her and Amber freaked out! In the process of
holding on to her she bit me very hard on my hand. It hurt so bad and still
does. It is red and slightly swollen. My husband thinks I am being paranoid
about it, but I had a friend who almost lost his arm due to infection from a cat
bite. Should I visit the doctor??
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