Consider taking her bedding and putting it where the other cats can smell it and theirs where she can smell it. Before I got Bob (dog), his rescuer and I exchanged bedding (from my cats). I really believe it helps.

Congratulations on the test results.

Consider Rescue Remedy in the water of everyone. I like Feliway spray but know some on the list haven't had good luck with it.

Things will work out...just give it time and patience.

On Jun 4, 2011, at 1:14 PM, Jannes Taylor wrote:

I just got back form the doctor and got two different antibiotics, and a tetnus shot. She wants to do an x-ray next week. Their x-ray machine was not working this morning. The doctor warned me how dangerous a cat bite can be. The area is red and swollen and still hurts. I explained how the bite happened. The doc seemed satisfied with my story. I did leave out the FELV part just in case... ON A HAPPY NOTE: Just when I arrived at the doctors office I received a call from the vet. Amber's IFA test was NEGATIVE!! What a relief. Just goes to prove that every cat should be restested. Also, he guesses Amber to be from 2 to 3 years old, not 6 mo. to 1 yr.. like the last one. He said that a younger cat could not have as much tartar on their teeth as she does no matter how poor their diet. Also. he shaved her belly and it looks like she has a spay scar. I am going to get the smaller cage out and put it upstaris and I will put Amber in it occassionally so they can all sniff each other and hopefully soon get along. I am moving her into the spare bedroom as well. I do not plan to put her in my
lap again!!!

From: Lynda Wilson <>
Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 12:43:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

Thanks, good to know!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christiane Biagi" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

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 quicklu

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
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
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
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
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

Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 11:43:40 -0500
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
said cat had it's rabies shot.
~Susan A

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On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Jannes Taylor <>

Last night I had Amber in my lap upstairs. I am trying to get her use
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
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
holding on to her she bit me very hard on my hand. It hurt so bad and
does. It is red and slightly swollen. My husband thinks I am being
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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