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Cat has / had rabies, vet hasn't confirmed bc samples go to south africa, what course of action?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Cat with rabies
If an animal is suspected of being infected with rabies, it needs to be 'locked down' in quarantine where it cannot bite/scratch humans or infect other animals.
It may sound cruel, but rabies is a deadly and devastating disease. Until the 'answer' comes back - that is the best course of action for all of those around you -- animals and humans.

In brief: Cat with rabies
If an animal is suspected of being infected with rabies, it needs to be 'locked down' in quarantine where it cannot bite/scratch humans or infect other animals.
It may sound cruel, but rabies is a deadly and devastating disease. Until the 'answer' comes back - that is the best course of action for all of those around you -- animals and humans.
Dr. Stephen Scholand
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