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Cat Scratch Pregnancy
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
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stepped on (friendly) stray cat's tail & it scratched my foot (small scratch, bled a bit). 12 days later cat still is friendly/normal. Rabies concern?
The cat would be: dead by now if it was rabid, so I don't think you have anything to worry about, and 12 days,assuming it was rabid,you'd be feeling sick by now. ...Read more
Not really: Yes and no. Probably everyone will get some puffiness and mild itching at the site of a cat scratch. Cat scratch disease is much more than those symptoms. But i would guess that almost everyone who gets cat scratch disease also had some puffiness and itching at the scratch site. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Bartonella henselae: This is caused by a strain of bacteria that often thrives in the secretions of young kittens.It ends up in lymph nodes where it can cause conspicuous swelling.A variety of antibiotics can kill the germ but the treatment is often started too late to prevent some of the symptoms. ...Read more
See doctor.: First of all you need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one for 5-10 years. Cats have relatively "dirty" mouths, meaning they have a lot of bacteria on their teeth, which get injected into you when you get bitten. Even if your tetanus immunization is up to date, you will likely have to see a doctor, who will determine if you need an antibiotic. ...Read more
See below: Historically, the incubation period is from 3-7 weeks but it has been reported from 10 days to 7 years. Nevertheless, once the infection sets in, the disease has been almost always fatal. If the cat has already been proven rabies free (unlikely if feral) then the shots would not be necessary, otherwise shots would be started. If you suspect it at all, seek immediate medical care! ...Read more
Neighbors cat attacking chipmunk (chip seemed healthy.) Pulled cat away & carried it home. Have small scratch, should I be concerned abt rodent-borne?
Probably not: IF the chipmunk appears healthy, and the scratch was minimal, then the change of acquiring rodent born problem is minimal. Just clean the scratch thoroughly and apply something like bacitracin oint to the area. If signs of increasing redness or drainage, then set you provider. Tetanus shots are up to date, right? ...Read more
Can I get rabies if a potentionally rabid dog licked my acne wounds? (I can't check the dogs condition)
Theoretically yes ..: The rabies virus could be in the animal's saliva but the CDC says that if you are playing with the animal that is considered a provoked attack. It is when you have a none provoked attack that you have to worry about rabies. I don't know where your from but get in touch with the public health authorities in your area to discuss your situation soon. True rabies if you don't get vaccinated 100% fatal ...Read more
See below: There are two ways how the cat litter can affect the infants: indirectly through the pregnant mother, if she is taking care of the cat, they can acquire a congenital toxoplasma infection or directly, as they might get in touch with infected cat's excrements in the cat litter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. cat scratch disease or ringworm?
Allergy?: Sounds like an allergic reaction to the scratches. You cannot get ringworm from the scratch itself. Cat scratch fever doesn't develop immediately after the scratch but within a day or two. Symptoms of cat scratch disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm pregnant. My dog rolled in cat feces and then scratched himself causing hair to fly everywhere. Can i catch toxoplasmosis by inhaling hair/dust?
Bitten by barn cat on outside of thumb. Pretty sure cat rabis vacc. Not puncture. More sliced. What would recommend? Last tetanus shot was in 2006.
Cat bite: Clean the area thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap and running water. Apply hydrogen peroxide soaked cotton ball. Keep in place for at least 10 minutes. Repeat washing with running water and antibacterial soap Reapply hydrogen peroxide for 20 minutes. Repeat a third time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The few people who got vJCD was through eating beef with bone in, from animals fed animal products. ...Read more
Do house dogs carry rabies if not infected by outdoor animal? Friends's dog snapped at me but left no bite/broken skin/wound. Should i worry?
Not Rabies: No. You should not worry. You have no injury and you have a story that confirms a normal 'exposure' if you did have an injury. ...Read more