Dont think it has to be deep. Cats have a specific bacteria in their mouth 
(begins w p)  n if it gets into humans, its very toxic. Been bitten a number of 
times w nothing; but last time it was bad luck. Look for the telltale line up 
ur arm. Means bacteria traveling 2 lymph nofes under ur arm. Comes pretty 

Christiane Biagi
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Lynda Wilson <> wrote:

>Wow! Reading all of these messages with bad experience with cat bites, I 
>consider myself VERY lucky. I've gotten bit a lot, but it sounds like it has 
>to be a deep puncture type bite. Is this correct? I'm glad that you have 
>shared your experiences. I bet most of us now won't mess around if we get 
>bit. I know I won't!
>Jannes - what have you done so far? How are you feeling? Let us hear from 
>you soon :0)  I'm hoping you have a good outcome!
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Maureen Olvey" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 11:53 AM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
>OMG - when I got bit a couple months ago I just ran inside and washed it out 
>really good with soap and water.  That was it.  Guess I was lucky.  I had 
>read that soap and water are good enough as long as you wash it good so now 
>when I get scratched I just use soap and water.  Anyway,  I never went to 
>the doc until three weeks later for something else.  That's when I talked to 
>him about it and he fussed at me.  Guess I'll be more careful next time. 
>“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
>profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
>unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
>sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark 
>> From:
>> Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 11:43:40 -0500
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
>> Wash the wound with antibiotic soap and keep antibiotic ointment on it. 
>> Also treat with hot compresses. It will draw white blood cells to the 
>> area. The Dr told me to do this.
>> Autumn bit the fire out of me when I was 6 months pregnant. My hand 
>> swelled up and was red and sore. I never developed streaks, but went to 
>> Urgent Care for antibiotics. Make sure you eat your yogurt, if you get 
>> them. They are STRONG. FELV + have filthy mouths:-/
>> I also urge you not to tell them that it was your cat. Just emphasize that 
>> said cat had it's rabies shot.
>> ~Susan A
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>> On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Jannes Taylor <> wrote:
>> > 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
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