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    I was bitten by one of our barn cats yesterday. The specialist for hand surgery will operate tomorrow! Did you all know that a small cat can open it's mouth at least 1 meter wide! When that cat bit me I thought I could stick my whole head in it's mouth. The bite was definitly my fault. My hand swelled up double in size in about one hour.
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    Default IT is not the wound that is the problem !

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Forest View Post
    I was bitten by one of our barn cats yesterday. The specialist for hand surgery will operate tomorrow! Did you all know that a small cat can open it's mouth at least 1 meter wide! When that cat bit me I thought I could stick my whole head in it's mouth. The bite was definitly my fault. My hand swelled up double in size in about one hour.
    One of our cats bit Judy. The minor wound got infected and Judy ended up on Antibiotics. Cats carry germs nasty to other creatures in their mouths, DO NOT ignore even a minor bite. REgards David Powell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Powell View Post
    One of our cats bit Judy. The minor wound got infected and Judy ended up on Antibiotics. Cats carry germs nasty to other creatures in their mouths, DO NOT ignore even a minor bite. REgards David Powell.
    YES. The Dr. told me all about the infection problem and how cat bites are mostly puncture wounds that close and trap all the nasty stuff inside.
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    IIRC At least you dont need to worry about rabies in w-Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiJ View Post
    IIRC At least you dont need to worry about rabies in w-Germany.
    Explain that, please. Are you referring to something unique to WEST Germany?

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    Oh yeah, cat bites and scratches are very dangerous. I feel your pain.

    A hot chip across the eye lids is another infection prone injury. It took about three days but my left eye turned Zombie Red and was secreting icky looking puss and glued my eye lids closed over night. Finally got to see an Ophthalmologist on Friday but my prescription has been sitting at the pharmacy.

    Yes, I was wearing my glasses. Yes, I have chip guards. It's just one of those freak things. I didn't think anything of it at the time. I have chips jump out on my arms or down my shirt sometimes. And that's standing three feet away. I guess with all the sweat, dust and oil, my body tried to reject my eye ball or something.

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    My furry friend was bitten during a cat fight. The resulting infection just about killed him despite a fairly early visit to a vet. And the infection led to a renal failure later in his life so he was on a special diet and drugs for the last 3 or 4 years.

    So yeah, cat bits are serious stuff. Nothing clean at all about a cat's mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnl View Post
    Explain that, please. Are you referring to something unique to WEST Germany?
    Rabies cases are more common in the eastern europe, ie baltics and poland. (and especially russia) So being bitten in WESTERN germany gives nice buffer zone to that direction.

    2017 map looks better even on the east:


    Bats are different matter and if you get in touch with bats even in the western europe the risk is increased.
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    [QUOTE=Black Forest;1243200] Did you all know that a small cat can open it's mouth at least 1 meter wide!


    A meter wide. That wouldn't be a small cat, maybe a very large sabre tooth tiger.
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    Doesn't need to be a bite, and it has a name!

    https://medlineplus.gov/catscratchdisease.html

    My cat also has whatever rabbits have. She's dragged home 6 rabbits in 3 weeks. Eats the head, ears, teeth everything, part of the forequarter and leaves the rest at the back door.

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