The most important thing is that your mom is getting proper treatment. Cat bites can cause blood poisoning very easily and should never be ignored. I got bitten by a feral some time ago and although I went straight to ER the bites (in my scalp) turned septic and abscessed and I had six weeks of antibiotics and daily cleansing by a nurse. The cat was trapped and quarantined for three weeks until declared rabies free, and then despite my protests and appeals, he was declared a dangerous animal and PTS. Every vet here I spoke to agreed with this action, but that is French law and custom. He of course was not a domestic cat, so not vaccinated.
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8/7/09 at 11:03am