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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Starting the holiday weekend with a pretty nasty cat bite

If you vet ever has you hold the front of your cat while she does a quick and unplanned expression of his anal glands say "No Thanks". Let the vet tech do it no matter how sweet the kitty is.

Poor Buddy had some matting because he took a dip in the pool and I didn't know enough to brush him out after. My vet decided to give him a potty patch too and as she was working back there she noticed his anal glands looked bad, rRight before he let them lose on her. I dad been holding his front during the potty patching so I kept holding him as she went in for the squeeze. I can't blame him. I had that tempting meaty part of my palm right in front of his face. He gust bit down to handle the pain like they do in old cowboy movies. I did all the yelling.

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Did the best vet in the universe kiss it and make it better for you?
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No, she just gave me antiseptic and told me to watch it vewy,vewy carefully.

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 12:49 PM
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Ouch!! You are right though, can't really blame the kitty. Lucy just had the same thing done, and it is not a nice thing for them to go through. Hope you heal quickly.
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I'd have bit the nearest thing too.

I got my own bite (again) today. Mia is going through a faze she never went through when she was little. Needless to say, in the past few weeks she has been getting the water bottle a bit.
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Water bottle. Not in my house.

I gave him treats as soon as we got home but i don't think he'll learn to bite for treats.

Now I get to keep looking at my hand going "is that swollen, is that red". I have a co-worker who lost ice cream sized scoops of flesh to spider bite bacteria.

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It might be worth getting checked out by a Dr. I've had two nasty cat bites in the past (both on my hands as well). I went to the Dr right away both times, where I was given antibiotics. Even with the antibiotics, both bites got quite infected. The swelling was huge and I had redness going halfway up my arm after the second bite.

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Ouch! I got bitten once when pilling Egypt...not fun. Hope your hand gets better soon.
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Cat bites are especially bad and you really should see a physician ASAP. You could get blood poisoning as early as three days after a bite plus loose peices of your hand.

Warm soaks in salt water will help to keep the swelling down as well.
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