Cat bites can be very serious! If you have any antibiotics at home and antibiotic cream for the bite (hope you washed it and disinfected it really well) - use them immediately! Unfortunately, whenever there's a cat bite, the doctor may have to notify Animal Control, and the cat may have to be in quarantine (it can be in your house) - but as long as you have the rabies certificate, it's safe to assume that not much will be done about Amber! I would take the bite seriously; play it by ear - if it gets any worse, go to the emergency room! I was bitten on my thumb at the nail bed - OMG, did that hurt! I immediately took antibiotics and used cream on finger. I was fine. Good luck!
-----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 9:07 AM To: email@example.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite 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?? Jannes _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org