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2014-02-11 01:51:04 PM
2 votes:

JerkStore: My mom stupidly agreed to babysit a friend's cat one winter when the owners went to Florida. Farker immediately freaked out and bolted to the attic. Didn't see it for weeks. Christmas morning we came down and as mom reached under the tree the bastard bit her. Dad savagely grabbed the cat, which was howling like nothing I've ever heard before and threw it out the front door into the snow. Never saw it again. Mom got very sick from the bite. Turns out that cat scratch fever is real and fairly serious. She was hooked to an IV for days.

People came home and got angry that we lost their shiatty cat. My father handed them the hospital bill and told them to get over it.

Cat scratch fever is no joke. She could have died if she didn't go to then hospital almost immediately. It wasn't a major wound but she'd heard that it could be a big deal by watching some morning news show.

/the more you know...


Don't agree to take care of someone's pet if you don't know how to handle them. If someone threw my cat out like that I would farking kill them, the hospital bill would be the least of their problems, not even joking.

It's no different than doing that to someone's kid.
2014-02-11 10:23:54 AM
2 votes:
I am officially sick of headlines like this (not yours, subby; the article).  No, cat bites are NOT more dangerous than I think, they're more dangerous than you think, because you are a total moron.
2014-02-11 08:21:53 AM
2 votes:
CSB

A few years ago, I was getting ready to turn in for the evening, when I heard a godawful caterwauling coming from the living room.
The weather was warm, and my girlfriend's cat was on the back of the couch squaring off with an outdoor cat through the screened window.
As I walked in to get a closer look, my girlfriend's freaked out cat launched himself at my head from about 8 feet away.
I got my left arm up in time to block him, but he latched on, and proceeded to bite the hell out of my forearm.
I successfully shook him off, and immediately went in the bathroom to clean the wounds.
I bled out the punctures and scratches under hot soapy water, applied hydrogen peroxide and Neosporin, bandaged myself up, and went to bed.
The next morning, my left arm was swelled up about twice its normal size from elbow to fingertips.
Immediately went to a prompt care clinic, got a couple of shots, and 5 days worth of some high dollar antibiotics, and was healed after a few days.

The cat and I were still best of friends after the incident.
2014-02-11 08:09:40 AM
2 votes:
How the hell have we survived as a species to overpopulate this planet to the tune of 7 billion?
2014-02-11 06:44:53 PM
1 votes:

JerkStore: My mom stupidly agreed to babysit a friend's cat one winter when the owners went to Florida. Farker immediately freaked out and bolted to the attic. Didn't see it for weeks. Christmas morning we came down and as mom reached under the tree the bastard bit her. Dad savagely grabbed the cat, which was howling like nothing I've ever heard before and threw it out the front door into the snow. Never saw it again. Mom got very sick from the bite. Turns out that cat scratch fever is real and fairly serious. She was hooked to an IV for days.

People came home and got angry that we lost their shiatty cat. My father handed them the hospital bill and told them to get over it.

Cat scratch fever is no joke. She could have died if she didn't go to then hospital almost immediately. It wasn't a major wound but she'd heard that it could be a big deal by watching some morning news show.

/the more you know...


Let's see... If you had been watching my cat, not only would I have refused to pay the hospital bill but I would be suing your ass too. If your parents had that much trouble with a cat, they should've called the folks and let them know what had happened and asked what to do. Not practically kill off their cat.

And now nap time.
2014-02-11 01:54:10 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: I tried to break up a fight between two of our cats once and the big one bit me so hard he got his fangs to touch under the skin of my hand.  The next day I called out sick because my hand was so swollen I couldn't get a long sleeve shirt over it and I had a line running up my arm that didn't look too good.  I went to the doc and he hit me up with some antibiotics and anti-inflammatory pills and went to work the next day with a comically large hand.

My boss so me in the middle of the day and freaked out about the size of my hand.  He asked me what happened and I said "I told you yesterday when I called out - cat bit me."  He told me he thought I made it up.  Then he sent me home.


Best way to break up a cat fight is to dump some water on them. Doesn't hurt the cats, doesn't put you in the middle, ends it real quick.
2014-02-11 01:43:52 PM
1 votes:

Cormee: BowtoMogul: CSB:
In high school my cat bit my hand and at school the next day I noticed my hand was really swollen and a dark line creeping up my arm. I went to the nurse and she gave me an ice pack. When I got home I called the doctors office, after talking to 3 different nurses I was asked how fast I could get there. The secretary rushed me to the nurse personally where I was given a horse pill of antibiotics. Then they told me that I should sue the school.

/School nurses are useless.

Wot?


Blood Poisoning, as it is sometimes called. Medically referred to as Sepsis (or Septicemia ). One of the symptoms can be infection and inflammation of veins in the affected region, usually stemming from a puncture wound or deep cut. It can be life threatening stuff if left untreated for too long (hence the suggestion to sue the school).
2014-02-11 12:52:08 PM
1 votes:
A Mayo Clinic study finds that two-thirds of people treated for cat bites to the hand need to be hospitalized because of infection.

two-thirds of people treated


You're already at the doctor for a cat bite so chances are it's pretty serious. Not a valid stat.
2014-02-11 10:34:10 AM
1 votes:
People seem to have this persistent idea that dog/cat/whatever bites aren't dangerous "because their mouths are so much cleaner than ours!". Even for the critters where that's true, it's still a -relative- comparison. Just because one is less of a septic nightmare than hobo bites doesn't mean it's sanitary.
2014-02-11 10:05:43 AM
1 votes:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: steerforth: My cat has never bitten me. My dog did once, but that's because I put my arm in between him and the other German shepherd he was fighting. I got sewn up by the nurse and got a tetanus shot. It didn't really hurt.

A  cow once stuck its tongue in my ear. My life is very exciting.

In 40 years of having both inside and outside cats, only two of mine have ever bitten me.  When I moved a couple years ago, my big one (22lbs) decided that he wasn't going into the crate.  In the ensuing scuffle, he bit my left index finger at the middle knuckle and ripped enough to expose bone, and my right calf looked like someone had done an excellent job filleting a bluegill.  After I got him in the crate, I bled out the wounds, cleaned and bandaged them and continued moving, as the movers wait for no man or woman and I wasn't paying a couple hundred to ask them to go away!

The finger got pretty swollen for 3-4 days and then of course I had a rainbow of colors and pus to deal with, but all in all it cleared up quickly.  Big cat is still my favorite cuddle buddy.




I like to wrap my cat in a towel, and then put her in the crate. That way, she can't see where she's going.
2014-02-11 09:32:21 AM
1 votes:
Cat bites are dangerous because they are puncture wounds which are much more difficult to clean and disinfect properly.  Old news is old.
2014-02-11 08:39:19 AM
1 votes:

bearded clamorer: CSB

A few years ago, I was getting ready to turn in for the evening, when I heard a godawful caterwauling coming from the living room.
The weather was warm, and my girlfriend's cat was on the back of the couch squaring off with an outdoor cat through the screened window.
As I walked in to get a closer look, my girlfriend's freaked out cat launched himself at my head from about 8 feet away.
I got my left arm up in time to block him, but he latched on, and proceeded to bite the hell out of my forearm.
I successfully shook him off, and immediately went in the bathroom to clean the wounds.
I bled out the punctures and scratches under hot soapy water, applied hydrogen peroxide and Neosporin, bandaged myself up, and went to bed.
The next morning, my left arm was swelled up about twice its normal size from elbow to fingertips.
Immediately went to a prompt care clinic, got a couple of shots, and 5 days worth of some high dollar antibiotics, and was healed after a few days.

The cat and I were still best of friends after the incident.


The old misdirected aggression. Glad you didn't take it personally.
2014-02-11 08:36:00 AM
1 votes:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: JerkStore: [whatever]


Yes, yes, everyone can come up with a shiatty cat story.  Just like everyone can come up with a shiatty dog story.

So?


The point of Fark comments is to post CSsB, cat pictures and political trolling. This thread is about cat diseases. Get over it.
2014-02-11 08:35:40 AM
1 votes:
Yeah, cat bites are a big deal.  Scratches don't seem to be nearly as much of an infection issue.  Which is good because my cats never bite (except love bites that don't penetrate any skin at all).  They don't really scratch on purpose either, but I'll get em from playing/kneading.
2014-02-11 08:29:35 AM
1 votes:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: BowtoMogul: CSB:
In high school my cat bit my hand and at school the next day I noticed my hand was really swollen and a dark line creeping up my arm. I went to the nurse and she gave me an ice pack. When I got home I called the doctors office, after talking to 3 different nurses I was asked how fast I could get there. The secretary rushed me to the nurse personally where I was given a horse pill of antibiotics. Then they told me that I should sue the school.

/School nurses are useless.

good christ.  Reinforcing one of the problems of the world we are living in.


But I thought lawsuits were the free market alternative to regulation? Do you hate the free market?
2014-02-11 08:10:57 AM
1 votes:
Good reason not to declaw cats. They get far more bitey when you do
 
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