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    First time in 15 yrs of grooming cats I got bit, and no not just a nip. All 4 fang teeth right on the side of the fore arm. No warning no nothing. Thankfully I was about done so I put the full face muzzle on trimmed nails and did the final once over. My arm is killing me. I think it's worse then the dog bite I got this summer breaking up a fight between our 2 dogs.

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    You'd better get antibiotics if you see swelling, redness or a line running from the bite area up your arm. If it were me, I'd go to an urgent care clinic right now, or to an ER. Good luck.

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    • #3
      What Emma said. In triplicate.
      DO NOT WAIT!!!!!!!
      You may not be reacting yet and it may take 24 hours before you start to swell and turn color. Get some antibiotics now. Cat bites are far too serious to be taken lightly. If you have any doubts just Google cat bites and scare yourself to death

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      • #4
        Could not agree more. We had a member here a few years ago end in the hospital FOR DAYS from a simple cat bite and weeks out of grooming. I remember her posting the warning here to all...take most seriously.
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        • #5
          Cat bites can easily lead to hospitalization, I know

          A groomer in town was in the hospital for several days after getting a cat bite. I believe it is actually dozens of types of bacteria they carry.

          http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/0...cat-bite/?_r=0

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          • #6
            Get thyself to an urgent care pronto! Seriously nothing to fool around with.

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            • #7
              A nurse in Cleveland OH had her pet cat bite her in the hand.........she ended up hospitalized and hours from having her arm amputated before the infection stopped traveling up her arm. She recovered...........we are talking about HOURS from amputation..........get to Urgent Care ASAP

              Happy rereading all of these posts five times !!!!

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              • #8
                Thank you all. As it happens I'm on antibiotics for strep. Have 5 more days o. It. I cleaned it really well with dawn, & rubbing alcohol, then applied local raw honey and bandaged it. Looks pretty good this morning

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                • #9
                  I got bit by my own cat years ago. One small puncture thru the pointer finder. The next day the finger was so swollen it wouldn't bend. Next finger was swelling as well.

                  Went to ER despite my protests and I was admitted immediately. Hand specialist was called in to cut open my hand in 3 places for drainage. No sutures. Hospitalized for 2 days.

                  They had me soak my hand in bleach 3x day for a week. Needed physical therapy and didn't have normal use of finger for almost 1 year.

                  Don't *bleep* around with cat bites.

                  Also, the antibiotics you're on for strep might not fight against the bacteria from a cat bite.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by littlearkgroomingshoppe View Post
                    Thank you all. As it happens I'm on antibiotics for strep. Have 5 more days o. It. I cleaned it really well with dawn, & rubbing alcohol, then applied local raw honey and bandaged it. Looks pretty good this morning

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                    Local wild honey is always around my home.....much healther than sugar, does it draw bacteria out when applied or what?
                    Ain't always easy to stand up for what is right.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cyn View Post
                      Local wild honey is always around my home.....much healther than sugar, does it draw bacteria out when applied or what?
                      I'm not sure. We use it on everything. My husband scalped his head (so bad it made nurse friends cringe) after one honey application it looked awesome after 3 or 4 days of honey the scab fell off and you would of never known he hurt himself. Burn units are starting to use bandages with honey on them because of the great healing properties.

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