Edna,

So sorry you experienced such a horrible bite! Did it get infected? Is he a FeLV positive kitty?

At least I know what to do now if it ever happens to me or any member of my family. It sounds much too painful. Some people take pain much better than others but not me, I'm a total wimp!!

Hopefully, I will never get a deep puncture wound from a bite. I let my male cat get rough enough with me that he wraps his paws around my hand and bites my hand while thumping both back feet against my forearm. He does not draw his claws, but occasionally he has bitten me hard enough that I hollered "ouch!" Yeah, he gets a little rough sometimes, and he is neutered. He needs a companion to get rough with!


----- Original Message ----- From: "Edna Taylor" <taylore...@msn.com>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite



Lynda,

Yes, it is usually a very deep bite to require medical treatment. When Pootie bit me (don't know why, he was sleeping and it was about 3 am) he bit clear through to the muscle of my forearm. I couldn't even move my hand all day :(

Edna

Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 12:05:43 -0500
From: longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

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!

Lynda
----- Original Message ----- From: "Maureen Olvey" <molvey...@hotmail.com>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
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.
Yikes!

“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
Twain



> From: sea7...@gmail.com
> Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 11:43:40 -0500
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Jannes Taylor <jannestay...@yahoo.com> > 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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