A rabies precautionary question

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worried20
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   Posted 9/13/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
i dont knw where else to post,i lived with my aunt for a week,she has an unvaccinated 3 month old cat which is out at night,there were no bitemarks on it and my aunt found nothing wrong with its behaviour,she said its growing up..

worried20
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   Posted 9/13/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
it was very hyper,jumping and clawing on the pillows and blankets,running all the time,and making weird noises while breathing,it never bit me but did scratch me once and it was licking inside my medicine bag my cousin told me,i took those medicines,some

worried20
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   Posted 9/13/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Were open aswell in the bag,i heard rabies can be transmitted by saliva 2,the cat was loving and playing with my aunt,maybe im just being extra cautious

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 9/13/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know anything about your condition, but suggest that you call
Poison Control in your area. I think you call 411 and ask for "Poison Control"
Step I. Do it now.
Pam
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PAlady
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   Posted 9/13/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Sarmadmalik,
I guess I'm confused as to why you've posted here, too. This is a forum for chronic pain patients. It would seem that if you have symptoms you should seek medical advice, as Pamela suggests. But calling a local veterinarian could help you understand if the cat's behavior is normal. If the cat is going to be outdoors (or even if it's indoors) it should be vaccinated not only for its own health, but for your own. There are clinics in many towns that offer low cost services if your aunt can't afford the vet costs. But get some advice for yourself, especially if you have any symptoms.

PaLady

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 9/14/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Rabies can't be passed from a scratch; can be passed from a bite and saliva.
Kittens are like cute little maniacs and constantly run, play, scratch things - they
are like little kids w/10x the energy. That's normal The breathing issue could be
an upper respitory issue which is easily fixable and very normal in kittens. Kittens
should have all their vaccinations by this time. As someone else said, there are plenty
of low-cost vaccination places.
 
I'm very sad to hear that this kitten is left outside at night. She is probably very frightened
out there being a small kitten, only 3 months old.
 
I volunteer with our local Animal Services and do adopt-a-pets and would never adopt out a
kitten to someone who would leave it outside at night. Sorry if I sound harsh about this. A 3
month old kitten is just a kitten, unkowing of how to take care of itself outside (unless it's a
feral that was born and lived outside from birth). Get the vaccinations for this kitten - whatever
it takes. Take care of this little being that relies solely upon your aunt for its health and well-being.
Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about this. 

~ Julie

Post Edited (Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty) : 9/14/2008 7:47:35 AM (GMT-6)


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 9/14/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm going to put my two cents in here as I too had (the key word being had) a cat for a very long time. He was my best friend next to my husband and I miss him very much. He was born under my ex-husband's grandmother's trailer and she brought them inside when they were first born along with mamma so that they would not be exposed to the cold winter in Colorado that year. Well it just so happened that I came to visit in the next 6 weeks and fell in love with a black and white kitten that looked exactly like Sylvester on that cartoon show Tweety and Sylvester show so I begged my husband to let me take him home and he agreed.

I was going to name the kitten Sylvester but one morning while doing dishes (ahhh thinking back to a time when I could actually stand there and do dishes without pain again is driving me nuts) when my little 6 week old kitten came barreling around the corner and attacked my feet and was gone before I could scream at him. His name now changed to Mighty Mouse because he acted alike to the cartoon character from that show "I have come to save the day!"

Mighty Mouse left this world May 26th 2006 at 12:15pm having liver failure, kidney failure and old age. He was 17 years old and I miss him each and every day.
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BionicWoman
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   Posted 9/14/2008 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a litter of 7 (yes, seven!)  3-month-old kittens right now and that behavior ("very hyper,jumping and clawing on the pillows and blankets,running all the time,and making weird noises while breathing") sounds absolutely, perfectly normal.   When my group of little sweethearts get going, they put the Tazmanian Devil to shame!  Pillows, blankets, dirty laundry, and my dogs' tails all just BEG to be attacked  and I don't dare leave anything small enough to be carried off or I'll never find it again!   They also growl and/or "warble" when they're playing and will pant when they've been playing too hard.
 
I have had literally hundreds of rescue cats/kittens come through my home and like Julie, I would never adopt into a home that would allow the cats outside without a leash and walking jacket, much less leave them outside all night.  Humans have created a world that is far too dangerous for them.   shakehead  

JDTRIP
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   Posted 9/16/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
My wife and I are empty nesters and she brought home a beautiful cat we named ZOE. Zoe we were told had all her vaccinations however she was not spaded. Zoe went out and got pregnant and about 3 months ago she had a litter of 5 cute little kittens. My wife had a friend that brought her dalmation to our house one day and Zoe went nuts and attacted my wife and her friend. Bites and scrathes. We learned that night that Zoe in fact did not have her rabie vaccine and after much discussion back and forth we had to take her to the university wher she was put down and check for rabies which she did not have. The kittens were taken to the human society and I even today miss Zoe and her kittens. I quess my point here is as hard as it was for us we could not take a chance after the incident. I hope you can get through this and God Bless You

PAlady
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   Posted 9/16/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear JDTRIP,
I'm sorry about Zoe, truly I am. I have had animals and lost them, mostly to old age, but each time I grieve as they are like children to me.

I do have to say, though, I hope you may consider adopting another animal, as there are so many strays that need homes (you just brought several kittens to the human society so you know this). However, before you do that, please learn about animals and in particular, the type of aniimal you want to have before you take it in. A dalmation is a very active dog. Plus, any animal will be nervous and protective (and that behavior may show itself in many ways, including Zoe's behavior) when another animal is brought into its territory. Add to that Zoe was probably even more protective because she had kittens. I'm sad she had to be put down, but I'm not here to make you feel any worse. Just to emphasize that animals are alive and have predictable behaviors if you learn a bit. I would also not have allowed the dalmation (or any dog that the cat wasn't familiar with) into the home.

And I'm sure others will chime in, but please, please have your animals neutered or spayed to prevent more animals who need homes. There are often low cost clinics in many areas to help with this. Our local humane society just built a new building and they have their own spay/neuter clinic, which is great.

PaLady
i'd also add while this topic overall may not be direclty related to CP, a pet can certainly ease one's distress, especially a cat when they purr. Since you're empty nesters a pet may make a great addition to your home - just learn some things from those who know and work with animals, and you may well find a loving pet to add to your family.

Post Edited (PAlady) : 9/16/2008 1:26:51 PM (GMT-6)


d2parrotperson
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   Posted 9/16/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I once rescued a kitten that all of a sudden went crazy. I had been scratched by it when bathing. Took it to the vet, she said you absolutely CAN get rabies from a scratch, if the cat ahd been licking it's paws, etc. Turns out it had head trauma, but wow! Scary!
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Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 9/17/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
JDTRIP and all those who would choose to put down a cat because it bit or scratched you.
Please don't have any more cats. They may be suddenly afraid by a noise or something
and react with a bite or scratch. Always have your 4-legged beings spayed or neutered
if they have not already been. And d2parrotperson, yes, if there is saliva, as I mentioned
in my posting, can pass along rabies if there are rabies present. I hope you took care
of your cat that had head trauma.

Please only have animal beings if you understand how to take care of them and can give
them the love, care and shelter they need.

I got all scratched up and bit by one of my serene cats yesterday because she was angry
and very afraid of receiving the Sub-Q fluids she needs every day. She had had enough
and that was her way of telling me. I held her and told her how much I love her, how much
she means to me and that I want her to live, and that I know the Sub-Q's are uncomfortable
and I understand.

I have another 1 year old cat that, when I brought in my current foster kitten with agenesis,
my cat became very angry and actually hissed and growled (his first time) at the new
kitten, and was showing signs of depression at the extra attention I was giving this foster kitten. I took
my cat in my arms, he tried to get out with a struggle and then just laid limp and cried as
I told him how much I love him, that he is a precious soul in my life and he will always be my
baby boy. I held him while he cried for a long time. He stopped growling and hissing at the foster
kitten after that.

I know anything related to animals that I write might sound harsh, I just see so many animals being
turned in to the Animal Services for reasons that should have been considered BEFORE adopting,
people actually trapping cats as a hobby and bringing them in, people consciously moving into a
new place that doesn't accept animals, so they bring them in. These precious beings are just that,
precious, and deserve the best love, care, shelter, food, water, everything!

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 9/17/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay, my last post was pre-coffee and I want to apologize for sounding what I
perceive as judgemental. Honestly, I'm burned out on the volunteering for
our Animal Services because I see so much and it's become overwhelming.
Please forgive me, I was pre-coffee and in a lot of pain this morning. No excuses,
though. I'm sorry.

Julie

d2parrotperson
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   Posted 9/17/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Here kitty, I did take care of that kitten. She was found on the side of the road with an injured head. I took her to the vet and got her treatment. I brought her home and after a day she started hissing, growling & frothign at the mouth. I took her abck to the vet and she had to be put down for neuroloical damage from being hit in the head by a car. I paid out $75.00 for a kitten I never had the chance to know. I am an animallover also, adn share my home with several.
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2 resections
 
Stephanie
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