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My cat bit me, could I get infected by a rabies if my cat didn't have shots?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Martin Raff
There are other things besides rabies that cat bites can transmit. Talk to your doctor.
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