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Online Feline Fanciers: Zoonoses and You
A description of diseases cats can transmit to their owners.

  • I knew that this practice was slightly injurious to my health, as I sported bruises and scars from parrot bites so severe that a total stranger was prompted to give me the phone number of a battered women's shelter! But I didn't realize that these assaults to my flesh were not the only injuries I could sustain from my daily contact with pet birds

  • Cat bite wounds should be cleaned carefully with antibiotic cleansers such as Nolvasan

  • Inflammation of the wound site or fever following a cat bite indicate that medical attention is required and systemic antibiotics may be indicated

  • Again, caution is urged following cat bites and scratches and the potential for the transmission of this bacteria should be another impetus to keeping the cattery free of fleas

  • Do not ignore cat scratches or bites and make sure your kitten customers are kept well informed so we can make sure that everyone's contact with these wonderful animals is as pleasant as possible! References: General: Pedersen NC

    Animal Bite
    Advice on treatment of dog and cat bites, for emergency medical personnel.

  • Assorted Pages Animal Bite Book Chapter Page See Also Indications Management: General Inject 1% through intact skin Copious wound irrigation with normal saline Set up 500 ml saline bag with 20 gauge angiocatheter Place bag into BP cuff and pump up to 300 mmHg Irrigate wound with 500 cc of normal saline closure Indications for closure by Secondary Intention s Infected wounds s older than 24 hours Indications for d closure less than 8 hours old s located on face s near joint or bone Obtain baseline XRay of puncture Obtain Orthopedic Consultation Tetanus Vaccine Indicated if dog with Unknown vaccination status Animal cannot be quarantined for 10 days Unprovoked attack Immediate wound management (see ) Administer vaccine within 48 hours Antibiotic See

    Postgraduate Medicine: Zoonotic infections from pets
    Discusses several pet borne diseases by species of animal.

    Cat and Kitten Training and Behavior by Perfect Paws
    Cat temperament and psychology explained with links to a range behavioral treatments.

  • Moving into a new home or changes in the environment can cause a cat to spray...Click link to read more 'My cat bites me and won't let me pet him

  • He will rub his face against mine for a moment, but if I try to prolong it or initiate contact, he lightly bites me or runs away

  • If you touch your cat in a sensitive area, he may bite or scratch as a way of telling you to 'quit it.' There is a fine line between pleasurable petting and irritating handling

  • A cat or kitten will also scratch and bite when playing and acting out their hunting instincts...

  • However, training a cat not to bite in fear and anger is best and most easily accomplished thru socialization during kittenhood

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    Understanding, preventing and solving aggressive behavior in cats.

  • They bite and scratch

  • Although your cat may be playing, playful bites can still hurt and cause injury

  • Don't push him over the edge and then wonder why he bit you! In this type of situation, cats usually give other warning signs that they are going to bite

  • However, training a cat not to bite in fear and anger is best and most easily accomplished in kittenhood

  • No Biting Allowed Play sessions provide the best opportunity to teach your cat not to bite, scratch or play- attack you

  • He should learn never to bite you

  • If kitty bites hard or scratches you, sharply scream 'OUCH, ' immediately stop playing, walk away and ignore him

  • While your cat is learning not to bite and claw you, it is equally as important that you provide kitty with something he can pounce on, attack, grab with his claws and sink his teeth into

  • However, if the cat is so fearful that it is inhibited from eating in front of the stranger, then the person should be several rooms away while the cat is eating its treats

    Cat-Scratch Disease
    Features cause, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

  • Cat-Scratch Disease Cat-scratch disease is a bacterial disease that results from a scratch or bite by a cat

  • Cat-scratch disease usually causes swollen lymph glands near the site of the scratch or bite

  • Thorough cleaning of cat scratches and bites might also help

  • What is cat-scratch disease? Cat-scratch disease is an infectious disease that results from a scratch or bite by a cat

  • How is cat-scratch disease spread? The disease is spread by a scratch or bite from a cat, most often a kitten

  • The infection spreads from the site of the scratch or bite to the lymph glands

  • How soon after exposure do symptoms appear? It usually takes 3 to 10 days for a sore to appear at the site of a cat scratch or bite

  • The lymph glands nearby usually start to swell about 2 weeks after the scratch or bite

  • Thorough cleaning of cat scratches and bites might be helpful

    Ron Berman - Dog Bite Expert, BCFE, Expert Witness and Consultant ...
    Ron is a BCFE and a certified animal evaluator with nearly 25 years experience
    as a canine and feline behavior consultant. Specializing in dog attack cases.

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    Cat-Scratch Disease
    Research article on Bartonella infections.

  • Between 25% and 60% of patients report a primary cutaneous inoculation lesion (0.5- to 1-cm papule or pustule) at the site of a cat scratch or bite (,

  • The first case-control study conducted among patients with BA found traumatic contact with a cat (bite or scratch) to be significantly associated with BA disease

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    First Aid for Animal Bites - American Institute for Preventive ...
    Preventive measures and treatments. From the American Institute of Preventive Medicine.

  • First Aid for Animal Bites © The most common animal bites in the United States are from dogs, cats and other humans in that order

  • Less common, but often more dangerous, are bites from skunks, raccoons, bats and other animals that live in the wild

  • The health risks of an animal bite depends on the animal and how severe the bite is

  • Bleeding Infection Lyme Disease - a bacterial infection spread by deer tick bites Lockjaw - painful, persistent stiffness of the jaw due to a toxin which can be prevented with up- to-date tetanus immunizations In the United States, particularly in the northeastern states, skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes are the main carriers of rabies

  • Rabid animals can show these signs: strange behavior such as activity by day for animals that are normally active by night agitation, lack of fear of humans foaming at the mouth Anti-venom treatment is available for poisonous snake bites at emergency medical facilities

  • It needs to be given within four hours after the bite

  • Prevention Here are some ways to prevent animal bites: Never leave a small child alone with a dog or cat, even if it's a puppy or kitten

    Cornell Feline Health Center--Brochure
    Cornell Feline Health Center provides a comprehensive fact sheet about this condition.

  • How is FIV spread? The primary mode of transmission is through bite wounds

  • Therefore, antibody-negative cats with either an unknown or a known exposure to FIV-infected cats-such as through the bite of an unknown cat-should be retested a minimum of 60 days after their most recent exposure in order to allow adequate time for development of antibodies

  • Cat bites are the major way infection is transmitted, so keeping cats indoors-and away from potentially infected cats that might bite them-markedly reduces their likelihood of contracting FIV infection

    The Winn Feline Foundation - Cat Scratch Disease
    Factsheet on the disease.

  • Typically, a small skin lesion (resembling an insect bite) develops at the site of a cat scratch or (less commonly) a bite, followed within two weeks by swollen lymph nodes and sometimes a fever

  • While most patients with CSD have a history of a cat scratch or bite, not all do

    CatStuff: Cat Care Tips and Tricks
    Guide to a range of behavior topics.

  • Biting Does your cat bite when he plays? Respond as a cat: hiss at him

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    Examines many myths about cats including cats and babies, diseases transmissible
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  • Some important zoonotic diseases: Cat bites Bacteria in the mouths of cats and, in particular, Pasteurella multocida, can cause infection of a bite wound and result in painful swelling and even abscessation

  • Bite wounds should be washed carefully and immediate advice sought if swelling, pain or obvious infection occurs

  • Fleas Fleas are extremely common on cats and although most cat fleas cannot actually live on humans, they can bite humans and cause skin irritation

    feline sarcoma - a cancer that can be caused by vaccinations
    Talks about a cancer that can be caused by vaccinations. Includes what shots to
    give and what shots not to give.

    Feline Behaviors: Ever wonder why your cat or kitten acts in a ...
    Insights into why cats behave the way they do.

  • If his kneading behavior is uncomfortable for you, be sure to keep your cat's nails clipped short, and maybe keep an extra towel around to pad the area he is kneading! CLICK ON KITTY to go back to top of page! HISSING WHILE BEING PETTED Sometimes, your cat may give you a hiss, or even try to scratch or bite you seemingly without warning right in the middle of what you thought was a pleasant petting or stroking session with him

  • Many feline behavior specialists have noted the similarity of that noise to the special neck bite that cats use in the wild designed to kill a bird or small rodent quickly and efficiently, before they have a chance to struggle

  • Young kittens and cubs in the wild have the opportunity to practice this special bite; house cats may just be showing their excitement at seeing potential prey, or possibly their frustration (with the excitement, too) in seeing potential prey that they cannot get to

  • CLICK ON KITTY to go back to top of page! Young kittens between the ages of 3 weeks old and 8 months old will be teething off and on, and will have very strong needs to bite

  • So the trick here is not to keep them from biting; but rather, to provide them appropriate items to bite

    Amby's Cat Site: Feral Cat Behavior - Stalking a Mouse...
    Describes how free-range cats control mice.

    Planet Pets Cat Information Directory
    Information on cat care, health issues, housing, feeding, breeders' listings,
    professional cat advisor, articles, and books.

  • Hunting is a three-step process for the cat, stalking, pouncing, and bites

  • The killing bite must be learned; the first two are instinct

  • The bite is learned by watching its mother kill prey and by having to kill a prey early

  • If the mother has not taught the kitten how and where to bite, it will complete the first two steps, then play with it then let it go

    Animal Control Center Homepage
    Frequently asked questions, photographs of pets in need of homes, information on
    local animal ordinances, and tips for caring for a pet.

  • If a raccoon bites a human, a doctor must be called immediately

  • If a raccoon bites a pet, take the pet to a veterinarian right away

  • What needs to be done? Because of the danger of rabies, which is always fatal if untreated, animal bites and scratches must be reported to the Animal Control Center

  • A bite report will be taken, and every effort will be made to find the animal, quarantine it, and observe its health for ten (10) days

  • If you, a family member, or a visitor to your home was bitten by your own pet, if it is up-to-date on its rabies vaccination, and if it was not running loose or otherwise in violation of the animal control ordinance at the time the bite occurred, you must report the bite, but you may be allowed to keep your animal confined in your own home and examined by your own veterinarian after ten (10) days have passed

  • If the dog or cat was not up-to-date on its rabies vaccination, or if it was running loose or otherwise in violation of the ordinance at the time the bite occurred, the animal will be impounded in our Rabies Observation Kennel here at the Animal Control Center for ten days

  • Due to risk of infection from bacteria, and due to the risk of dangerous venom from a snake or spider bite, you should see a physician if you have been bitten by a bird, reptile, spider, or any other non-mammalian animal for medical treatment, but the animal does not need to be impounded or quarantined

    Court TV's Legal Cafe: Pet Laws (Transcripts)
    Transcripts from the show including topics such as animal control laws and owner's

    Tally's Cat Care, Behavior, Health & Illness Links - A~B
    Links to various sites relating to cat health.

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