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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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NOCal-Confirmed cat rabies after biting a human

Santa Rosa: Person treated after being bitten by rabid cat - San Jose Mercury News

Please make sure your outdoor cats are vaccinated!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 04:08 PM
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Oh no! I live in Southern CA.

Here in LA we have been having a really bad problem with ring worm. The shelter where I got Moosey and my roommate got Ziggy is only open friday-sunday for the public and they were closed last weekend and they are staying closed this weekend because of ringworm.

We found it on Ziggy a few days after we got her and before I knew it, I had it too.

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Ugh! Hope you and Ziggy get rid of it quick!
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Ugh! Hope you and Ziggy get rid of it quick!
We took her back to the place we got her and they gave us free medication and I went to CVS and got the ringworm stuff which was $9 a tube (I thought it was rediculous) but I actually had it on my forehead and my cheek. I was so embarrassed.

It is all cleared up now!

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So glad we don't have rabies here.

We do have ringworm but it's been donkey's years since I've seen it in anything but cattle - thankfully!! Even the farm cats who mingle with livestock haven't had it.
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If you vaccinate against rabies, I strongly suggest you opt for the Merial PureVax Feline Rabies vaccine. It's the only non-adjuvanted rabies vaccine on the market (at least in the US). Adjuvants are believed to cause vaccine associated sarcomas albeit rarely but why take any risk when there's a safer vaccine available?

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and please make sure you stay current with the vaccinations. I know of two people who had to have their cats put to sleep because their rabies vaccinations had expired. One of them had scheduled the shot for 2 days later, but there was nothing that could be done.
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