[Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Jannes Taylor
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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread molveywda
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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Date: Sat, Jun 4, 2011 9:07 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
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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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread molveywda
Oh, the red and swollen and pain is normal.  When I got bit a couple months ago 
I didn't think it was that bad at first.  But then it hurt like hell for a few 
days.  Don't panic about it but I'd still go to the doc on Monday.

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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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Natalie
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!

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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??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Natalie
If the doc is told that your only-indoor cat bit you by accident, and you have 
a rabies certificate, and even if reported to AC, quarantine CAN be done at 
home!

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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 jannestay...@yahoo.com
Date: Sat, Jun 4, 2011 9:07 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
All the advice u got is got is good BUT if u start seeing red line going up to 
arm, get to dr right away. Have had many cat bites but one last dec required 
overnite in hospital for iv antibiotics to avoid sepsis. Something to do w 
bacteria in cats moiuth.

Christiane Biagi
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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??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Sally Davis
Cat bites are serious. I know I have been bitten myself. Hopefully you have
already seen a doctor by now.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Lynda Wilson
I've read all the responses and everyone guided you well. If you don't have 
a rabies tag for her, then don't tell him it's your cat (like you were 
advised). In my opnion, I don't think they would let you quarantine her at 
home since you have other animals. It's not worth the risk.


Please, please keep us posted. I do hope you have medicated it well after 
washing the affected area.


Sending luck your way, Jannes!
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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
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Edna Taylor

My cat Pootie bit me in March and it was infected within 12 hours.  I ended up 
in the ER and they said had I not come in, it could have killed me.  Get to the 
ER and when asked whose cat just tell them yours and the cat has its shots.  
They never asked for proof of rabies on my cat, no one ever came to my house or 
called me nor did they even ask the cat's name.  But, DO go to the doctor or ER 
ASAP.  That is nothing to play around with.  I was at the ER until 4:30 am 
getting IV antibiotics.
 
Edna
 
 From: longhornf...@verizon.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 10:09:43 -0500
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
 
 I've read all the responses and everyone guided you well. If you don't have 
 a rabies tag for her, then don't tell him it's your cat (like you were 
 advised). In my opnion, I don't think they would let you quarantine her at 
 home since you have other animals. It's not worth the risk.
 
 Please, please keep us posted. I do hope you have medicated it well after 
 washing the affected area.
 
 Sending luck your way, Jannes!
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 From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 8:07 AM
 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
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Edna Taylor

Yes, it is a bacteria that cats have in their mouth and it can be deadly.  Red 
lines are what you want to look for.  I had four of them running from my wrist 
(bite area) up past my elbow by the time I got to the ER.
 
 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 10:34:04 -0400
 From: ti...@mindspring.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
 
 All the advice u got is got is good BUT if u start seeing red line going up 
 to arm, get to dr right away. Have had many cat bites but one last dec 
 required overnite in hospital for iv antibiotics to avoid sepsis. Something 
 to do w bacteria in cats moiuth.
 
 Christiane Biagi
 Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G
 
 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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Natalie
My mother had a red line going up her arm after being bitten while she was 
medicating one of her cats and received Vitamin C by IV!  

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Christiane Biagi
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 10:34 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

All the advice u got is got is good BUT if u start seeing red line going up to 
arm, get to dr right away. Have had many cat bites but one last dec required 
overnite in hospital for iv antibiotics to avoid sepsis. Something to do w 
bacteria in cats moiuth.

Christiane Biagi
Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

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??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Natalie
BTW - can you use one of the other cat's rabies certificate if you have to?
Some cats look alike or maybe they don't describe them in some states.

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My cat Pootie bit me in March and it was infected within 12 hours.  I ended
up in the ER and they said had I not come in, it could have killed me.  Get
to the ER and when asked whose cat just tell them yours and the cat has its
shots.  They never asked for proof of rabies on my cat, no one ever came to
my house or called me nor did they even ask the cat's name.  But, DO go to
the doctor or ER ASAP.  That is nothing to play around with.  I was at the
ER until 4:30 am getting IV antibiotics.
 
Edna
 
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 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 10:09:43 -0500
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
 
 I've read all the responses and everyone guided you well. If you don't
have 
 a rabies tag for her, then don't tell him it's your cat (like you were 
 advised). In my opnion, I don't think they would let you quarantine her at

 home since you have other animals. It's not worth the risk.
 
 Please, please keep us posted. I do hope you have medicated it well after 
 washing the affected area.
 
 Sending luck your way, Jannes!
 - Original Message - 
 From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 8:07 AM
 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
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Susan Ang
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 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??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Maureen Olvey

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



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 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
 
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 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??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Maureen Olvey

good thinking

“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



 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 12:41:01 -0400
 From: at...@optonline.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
 
 BTW - can you use one of the other cat's rabies certificate if you have to?
 Some cats look alike or maybe they don't describe them in some states.
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Edna Taylor
 Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 11:24 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
 
 
 My cat Pootie bit me in March and it was infected within 12 hours.  I ended
 up in the ER and they said had I not come in, it could have killed me.  Get
 to the ER and when asked whose cat just tell them yours and the cat has its
 shots.  They never asked for proof of rabies on my cat, no one ever came to
 my house or called me nor did they even ask the cat's name.  But, DO go to
 the doctor or ER ASAP.  That is nothing to play around with.  I was at the
 ER until 4:30 am getting IV antibiotics.
  
 Edna
  
  From: longhornf...@verizon.net
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 10:09:43 -0500
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
  
  I've read all the responses and everyone guided you well. If you don't
 have 
  a rabies tag for her, then don't tell him it's your cat (like you were 
  advised). In my opnion, I don't think they would let you quarantine her at
 
  home since you have other animals. It's not worth the risk.
  
  Please, please keep us posted. I do hope you have medicated it well after 
  washing the affected area.
  
  Sending luck your way, Jannes!
  - Original Message - 
  From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 8:07 AM
  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
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Lynda Wilson
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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
ALL cats have a specific bacyeria in their mouth  (begins w p; not jult felv

Christiane Biagi
Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

Susan Ang sea7...@gmail.com wrote:

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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
She prob got iv antibiotics..maybe ceflex...

Christiane Biagi
Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:

My mother had a red line going up her arm after being bitten while she was 
medicating one of her cats and received Vitamin C by IV!  

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Christiane Biagi
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 10:34 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

All the advice u got is got is good BUT if u start seeing red line going up to 
arm, get to dr right away. Have had many cat bites but one last dec required 
overnite in hospital for iv antibiotics to avoid sepsis. Something to do w 
bacteria in cats moiuth.

Christiane Biagi
Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

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??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Lynda Wilson

Thanks, good to know!
- Original Message - 
From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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
Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net 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!

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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Jannes Taylor
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!!!
 Jannes 





From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 12:43:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

Thanks, good to know!
- Original Message - 
From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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
 Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

 Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net 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!

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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Lynda Wilson
Thank heavens!! I'm double happy for you! What a relief for you and your 
kitties that she is negative.


Thank you so much for the update, whew! Glad you went to the doctor!! I've 
learned so much from your posting regarding cat bites.


Lynda
- Original Message - 
From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite


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!!!
Jannes





From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 12:43:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

Thanks, good to know!
- Original Message - 
From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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
Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net 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!

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
 

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread MaiMaiPG
Yes.  Thank goodness it was an arm.  A feral bit me hard enough to  
break my little finger.  Two surgeries later.  The second  
surgery was to straighten a nail (go figure).  When they opened the  
finger up it was full of infection despite a lot of antibiotics  
and did not look infected.  The surgeon was surprised.

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??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread MaiMaiPG
Tell the doctor it was a stray and you have no clue where it went  
otherwise your insurance company will have a field day refusing to  
cover it and demanding the name of the friend etc.


You can refuse rabies shots.

FYI:  I was at the ER within 15 minutes of the broken finger, having  
the wound cleaned, x-rayed etc. It still got infected.  You have a lot  
more wiggle room on an arm though.  IMHO.

On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:40 AM, molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

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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Date: Sat, Jun 4, 2011 9:07 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Jannes Taylor
Amber had her rabies shot three months ago on the same day she was diagnosed 
with the FELV. After I decided i was not going to euthanize her, I let them 
give 
her the other shots. I told the doctor this morning what happened and that I 
had 
told my vet about it. She just said to keep an eye on the cat...I guess to see 
if she shows signs of rabies. She did not say anything about reporting it. She 
wants me to have the x-ray next week and come back in 10 days for a follow up.
The bite was on  my hand actually, just below my thumb on the side. It still 
hurts!
Jannes 





From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 2:20:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

Tell the doctor it was a stray and you have no clue where it went otherwise 
your 
insurance company will have a field day refusing to cover it and demanding the 
name of the friend etc.

You can refuse rabies shots.

FYI:  I was at the ER within 15 minutes of the broken finger, having the wound 
cleaned, x-rayed etc. It still got infected.  You have a lot more wiggle room 
on 
an arm though.  IMHO.
On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:40 AM, molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 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 jannestay...@yahoo.com
 Date: Sat, Jun 4, 2011 9:07 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
 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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Edna Taylor

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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread MaiMaiPG
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!!!
 Jannes





From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 12:43:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

Thanks, good to know!
- Original Message -
From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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
Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net 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!

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

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread MaiMaiPG
This is the first bite I have had that concerned me...most have been  
nips with broken skin but nothing deep.  However, I wash them to death  
and keep a very close eye on them.  It is part of the feral world.   
However, anything on a thin skin area, hands, face, feet, gets special  
attention.

On Jun 4, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Edna Taylor wrote:



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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Lynda Wilson

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!



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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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Glad you got the bite taken care of. Not sure why the X-ray -- does she
think maybe the bite chipped a bone or something? I got bit by my first
feral -- my fault, tried to get too familiar too soon. I had gotten her from
a co-worker who trapped but could not keep her in her motor home, and she
had had an infection treated but hadn't gotten the rabies shots yet. Her son
had gotten bitten the night I came to get her and they chased her around the
room they were keeping her in, and nothing happened to him. Me, I got the
stripes up the arm and a course of antibiotics. The nurse practitioner I saw
told me I HAD to report the bite to the cops, and even said she would be
calling them ahead of time so that I was sure to follow up. So I followed
up, cop came, obviously had NO idea why it was a big deal. He came into our
porch room, where we had her, and looked at her from a distance, shrugged
and went home. Made me feel like an idiot because I had to *explain* that
the nurse practitioner had *made* me call. But it was good that I was
paranoid about the cat bite, since it was turning into something bad.

This was several years ago now. We spent several months (we both worked,
time more limited than we'd have liked) getting her used to us, but one day
she realized she really liked being petted and skritched, and that was that.
She still doesn't want to be picked up, and we honor that, but her favorite
thing to do is to come and snuggle our heads when we're relaxing on the
couches watching TV. 

Diane R.  

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 1:14 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

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!!!
 Jannes 





From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 12:43:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

Thanks, good to know!
- Original Message -
From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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
 Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

 Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net 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!

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 

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
I believe it also helps to make the wound bleed some before you start
treating it with Neosporin or whatever. I think the idea is to get at least
some of the bad bugs out of it that way. Then, of course, a thorough,
thorough washing and the antibiotic cream.

Diane R. 

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 3:31 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

This is the first bite I have had that concerned me...most have been nips
with broken skin but nothing deep.  However, I wash them to death  
and keep a very close eye on them.  It is part of the feral world.   
However, anything on a thin skin area, hands, face, feet, gets special
attention.
On Jun 4, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Edna Taylor wrote:


 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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Sharyl
That's what I have always been told.  Let a bite wound bleed freely for as long 
as possible to wash out the bacteria.  Bacteria from a FeLV kitty is no 
different than from any other cat.  They all can lead to a bad infection.  Let 
it bleed, wash with soap and hot water, rinse with hydrogen peroxide, soak i 
Epsom salts added to hot water and watch for signs of infection.
 
I've had many that have healed just fine and a few that required an antibiotic. 
Sharyl

From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, June 4, 2011 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

I believe it also helps to make the wound bleed some before you start
treating it with Neosporin or whatever. I think the idea is to get at least
some of the bad bugs out of it that way. Then, of course, a thorough,
thorough washing and the antibiotic cream.

Diane R. 

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 3:31 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

This is the first bite I have had that concerned me...most have been nips
with broken skin but nothing deep.  However, I wash them to death  
and keep a very close eye on them.  It is part of the feral world.  
However, anything on a thin skin area, hands, face, feet, gets special
attention.
On Jun 4, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Edna Taylor wrote:


 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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Edna Taylor

Yes it got infected quickly.  Pootie is not Feluk positive.  He was abused so I 
stole him from a neighbor in our old neighborhood ;)
 
 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 15:39:20 -0500
 From: longhornf...@verizon.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
 
 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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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Lynda Wilson
I'm more aware now of letting my cat play bite and will be more aware if 
he gets too aggressive. Knowing all of this now, I won't let him get carried 
away like I used to.  Glad Pootie is not leukemia positive, that's terrific! 
Kudos to you for rescuing him from your neighbor. Some people don't earn nor 
deserve pets!



- Original Message - 
From: Edna Taylor taylore...@msn.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite



Yes it got infected quickly.  Pootie is not Feluk positive.  He was abused 
so I stole him from a neighbor in our old neighborhood ;)



Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 15:39:20 -0500
From: longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

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
   

[Felvtalk] Questiions

2011-06-04 Thread Pam Norman












Hi all,

We are trying to give little Sabriina a chance. She is an approximately 
5 month old lynx Siamese.  She was pulled from a dope house  was going 
to come to us as a foster until she was tested positive for FeLeuk.  At 
the moment she is at a sanctuary about 75 miles from here.  We are 
desperately trying to find someone who will take her for the 
approximately 6 months that I understand will give a good idea whether 
she can beat this virus or not. She is healthy  looks great.  She has 
had so far only the snap test  as I understand it, the IFA test should 
follow in about 3 weeks. Is this correct?


We have a daughter of a friend who MAY take her. But she has two small 
children  the family had to put down their 2 Siamese about a year ago  
they are not anxious to take in a kitty that they will have to euthanize 
soon.  I have not spoken to her yet but will be tomorrow  I am planning 
on telling her pretty much the following:


There are no guarantees as to how long a kitty will live who has tested 
positive for FeLeuk. It depends on a lot of factors - her general health 
 how she is cared for - diet, freedom from stress, etc.  Some kitties 
will not live long at all; others can live for years:  still others 
will fall somewhere in between.  No guarantees.  They have no other cats 
right now  I can tell them for sure that they will never have to 
euthanize her.  If she continues to test positive, they have the option 
of having  us take her to the sanctuary where she is not  she would 
join the other FeLeuk cats in that part of the sanctuary.  Or they can 
keep her  give her good  loving care for as long as she has, knowing 
that they played a huge part in making her life one filled with love.  
It would be hard on the kids but it would teach them something about 
compassion, about caring for an animal that they may lose, that it will 
hurt them to lose her, but that they know they have done a good  
beautiful thing.


Please tell me if there is more I can tell her. I have never had a 
FeLeuk kitty before  I am no expert on this.  So I am very much in need 
to information I can provide that is fair  objective so that they can 
make an informed  compassionate decision. I very much want them to take 
her but I do not want to mislead them either.


Please help me.

Pam

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