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Have your cat: Checked asap by vet - but only handle cat if you can do so safely. If cat is overly aggressive and can not be handled - please call animal control. Your safety is high priority. ...Read more
An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United States is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more
My cat was scratched by a raccoon. Is their a risk of the cat getting rabies. The raccoons are regulars around our deck and seem healthy.?
My cat just lick my Juice and I accidentally drink it. Cat isnot rabies vaccinated. Btw he kinda looks normal no erraticbehaviour. VaccinatedbeforePOSTep?
Rabies: If the cat is available it might help to quarantine it and observe it. If not, the risk is minimal at best, particularly since you have previously been immunized. You do not say how long ago that has been, but you can check at Makati Med Ctr if you are in Manila, or at PGH ...Read more
If one is bitten or scratched by a cat and takes rabies shots after one month, will it be as effective as it would have been if taken within 7 days?
Rabies shots protect: The good news is you will be protected since you did not YET have symptoms of rabies. Of course getting seen and treated is usually better, but since you did not develop rabies, there was still time... rabies has a VARIABLE incubation time- which is some cases is quite long (months). You don't want to be an unlucky case that could be a week or 2. I believe you 'made it though' and you will be fine ...Read more
May need rabies shot: After an animal bite, the area should be washed well to get the animal germs out. If the wound is large, deep, or painful, the staff at the emergency room can wash it out. Prescription antibiotics may be needed, as well as a tetanus booster. If bitten by a raccoon, skunk, fox, coyote, bat, or any salivating/drooling strangely acting pet/animal, rabies is a possibility (see dr. Within a day or so). ...Read more
My hands were swollen and could not be moved one day after being bitten and clawed by cat. Is it rabies? How to help first?
Infection: The bites of a cat can inject multiple organisms like pasturella, strep, staph & others which can set up an infection rather quickly. Rabies could be passed at the same time but domestic cats are rare vectors (you can call the local health department to see if any rabies is in the area)cat scratch takes days to weeks to become symptomatic. See the doc soon. Delay can lead to surgical clean out. ...Read more
Cat overdue for rabies vaccine. Outdoor cat, scratches puppy sometimes. If puppy bites me when playing, should I be concerned? Vaccinate cat and self?
See below: So rabies is transmitted through saliva, not a scratch. However, it would be very wise of you to get both the cat and puppy (when old enough according to the vet) vaccinated for rabies and maintain that vaccine as recommended (rabies is devastating to them too). The puppy nipping at you is not likely to give you rabies. You don't need to be vaccinated unless you're bit by an unknown animal. ...Read more
I got scratched by a car it's been like a month and so and its a stray cat do you think I got rabies or cat scratch fever?
Locate the cat: Cats, dogs and ferrets are the 3 animals that we know we can monitor them for 10 days - and if they are 'fine' after a bite or a scratch, then you won't get rabies. The problem is, cats CAN be instrumental in propagating disease - so I would take this seriously. About 1 in 1000 rabies cases is from a scratch, so the odds are low - but I would still see a doc about this for more info. ...Read more
First aid for cat bite (suspected with rabies), amoxicillin and washing of soap on the area, 3rd day now, can it b possible stil for rabies? Pls reply
Rabies: If there is any suspicion that you have been bitten by an infected animal go and get the vaccine asap. The new vaccine is far safer than the old and more effective. This disease, once acquired, is nearly 100% fatal. Do not fool around with this. Some people will tell you to wait and see if animal has rabies. Alternative is to sacrifice animal and test. ...Read more
Cat scratches: Cat and other animal scratches are capable of transmitting rabies in very rare circumstances. It is wise to observe the animal for 10 days after the scratching or biting incident. Fortunately rabies is quite rare in the US, so it depends on where this occurred and how. Definitely you should talk more with a doctor about this. Luckily with rabies there is time for action - so please see an MD. ...Read more
5 days ago I was scratch by a cat, put some alcohol on it feel nothing See no wound, do I get rabies/a Cat scratch disease? I feel ill, headache, sorethrot
Cat diseases: If this was a feral or 'wild' cat, you definitely need an evaluation for rabies. In the Philippines, most rabies cases are caused by dogs, but cats can also be responsible. Usually biting is the best means of transmission, but 1 in 1000 rabies cases are from a scratch. Good you cleaned out the wound, but I recommend getting follow up care with an MD. DOH has a list of Animal Bite Treatment centers ...Read more
Rabies in cats: Cats infected with the rabies virus can go through three stages. In the first stage, the cat may have fever, drool and itch the site of the bite. The second phase which occurs on the second or third day is the furious stage where the cat's behavior becomes erratic. The third phase is the paralytic stage where the cat becomes paralyzed and dies ...Read more
Rabies in cats: Hi. Almost any mammal can be infected with, and transmit, rabies. Rabies is transmitted in saliva. However, cats lick their paws, so it may be possible to get rabies from the scratch of an infected cat. Is the cat behaving differently? Salivating a lot? Avoiding water? I suggest you take your cat to a vet if the answer to those questions is yes. And get the cat rabies vaccinated if it's not rabid. ...Read more
No: You would be dead if you contracted rabies from an animal 3 years ago. Untreated rabies kills you within days to weeks, not years. Thee are only 2 cases ever documented in entire world where anyone survived rabies past when they started having symptoms. That's why if you think you may have been exposed, it is essential to start treatment right away, or you die. Also, cats don't often carry rabies. ...Read more
Bit by cat over 3 years ago, am I still at risk for rabies. Should I still get the shot to make sure I don't get it? Help im scared.
Can I be intimate with a person who has been bitten by a cat and is currently receiving the rabies shots. (1 dose till now, 4 more to go)?
Scratched by a cat 1months ago, cat was fine for 1month then she disappeared. Npin pointlike cut mark / scratch found, can rabies transmit 2 me?
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/rabies/index. Html ...Read more
My cat was fighting with an unidentified animal under my deck. 10 min later I picked her up and she scratched me. Do I have to worry about rabies?
Rabies: Hopefully your cat was vaccinated. If not, and you do not know what the animal they were fighting was, have the cat observed and checked by a veterinarian. Scratching is a very improbable means by which to transmit rabies, but since this is an almost invariably fatal illness, would take this very seriously. ...Read more
Read online, rabies can be incubated for years before dying. 5 mon. From now marks 4 years since I got bit by a stray cat. I'm worried. True or not?
Can I get rabies from clealing a bowl a stary cat salvated in. I feed this stray cat every day and it started hissing at me, it might have rabies.?
See below: The virus transmission is mainly through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal and organ transplantation with saliva of infected animal ...Read more
Scratched by a cat 16 days ago, cat was fine for 4 days then she disappeared. I had 3 rabies shots 13 years ago and one rabies shot around 22 months ago. How many shots should I get now? (pakistan)
Ask your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Probably not...: While rabies is certainly transmissible from cats to humans, it generally requires an ill cat bite not scratch. The infected saliva of an infected animal transmits the rabies virus through injured skin, thereby inoculatin the victim. Incubation of rabies in a human after exposure is 1-3 months typically. I would be much more concerned about the possibility of cat scratch disease. ...Read more
Depends on situation: In the us, domesticated animals are considered low risk for transmitting rabies & owners vaccinate their pets to avoid the disease. Wild cats with outside exposure might pose a risk. Local health authorities keep track of rabies activity within the region & the animals involved. I suggest you contact your local health authority for guidance in this matter. ...Read more
See cdc. Com: Theoretically possible, but it has never been documented. Usually transmitted through the bite and saliva of an infected host. Read the cdc. Com site on rabies for more information. I have more concerns about cat-scratch fever. (read about online or seek physician appointment in the next few days). ...Read more
Yes but rarely: Very rarely in us.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cat bites -dangerous: Cat bites can actually be 'worse' than dog bites - with almost 80% becoming infected. That's because the needle like teeth of cats can puncture deeply, then the wound 'closes' and the conditions for an infection are set up. People should immunize their cats against rabies, because certainly they can bring that disease home -imagine if they bring in a dead bat! Make sure to take care of your cat. ...Read more
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read more
ASAP: Anti-rabies globulin can be given up to 8 days after exposure. ...Read more
Depends: Did you provoke the cat? If so, and the area of your town/city has no known rabid animals over the past year, then it's unlikely. However, get the cat to the vet for his vaccine; the cat may need to be quarantined for a few days, to ensure it doesn't have rabies- though inconvenient, it is more humane than cat euthanasia followed by brain biopsies to check for rabies. ...Read more