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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
If you live in the US, make sure your pets' rabies vaccinations are up to date.

Rabid Bobcat Attacks golfer
post #2 of 20
Yep we are good here. I know rabies is rare but not ot me. Scares the death out of me.
post #3 of 20
Thank god my Uncle flew out yesterday, or I'd be panicked right now, as the were in Tucson TO GOLF. Thanks for the reminder, and I have a question. Should Zissou be wearing her rabies tag? She's indoor only, and has a collar with her name, our address, and two cell #s on it.
post #4 of 20
YIKES! We see bobbcats frequently where I live, but they usually seem scared and run the other way, and same thing with coyotes! Wow, I hope that golfer recovers soon!
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
My cats don't wear theirs, but I know where their certificates are and can retrieve them in seconds if I have to.
post #6 of 20
Mine is wearing heres because of all the trouble it took to get her in the vets office
post #7 of 20
I have all of mine-plus the vet has computerized records!!
post #8 of 20
My girls just got their booster done. They don't wear the tags because Noodles managed to get hers stuck in the floor vent before and was stuck. Fortunatley they have break away collars on so she got free, but it was a scare.

Plus I had a scare with Glory when I was in HS. She got in some fight and had a hole taken out of her neck, and was behind on her shots. We had to quarentine her until they tested her blood for it, fortunately she had it in her system and she healed just fine. I will never let my cats get behind of vaccines again if I can help it!
post #9 of 20
Gosh, that's a nasty story. Poor bobcat
Hope that the golfer recovers alright, rabies vacs sound like a very nasty thing to go through.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by pushylady
Gosh, that's a nasty story. Poor bobcat
Hope that the golfer recovers alright, rabies vacs sound like a very nasty thing to go through.
When I had my stroke last month they gave me shots in my belly and it hurt like @#$% and the nurse said yes they hurt. I had 6 shots there. I can not image the rabie shots in the belly...
post #11 of 20
When I've gone to AZ, I have seen many posters warning of rabies! I am so glad that years ago, my vet recommended rabies shots for cats, not just dogs. I feel sorry for the bobcat who suffered, and even more sorry for the golfer who must now endure the painful treatment. It reminds me of the story last year about a family back East who rescued a kitten from a skunk; the skunk had rabies & had infected the kitten, who bit family members including a toddler & the people all had to undergo the painful rabies shots. Sad, sad situations!
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
The upside is that rabies treatment vaccs are no longer stomach injections.
Shoulder muscle injections for adults and larger kids, thigh mucle for small kids.

And don't think rabies is rare, it's actually still quite common in the US.
post #13 of 20
i have had the pre exposure vaccinations for rabies-- i actually had to have the series twice due to the nurse (and i use that word lightly) not knowing the difference between subQ and intradermal. UGHH-- they hurt and i had knots on my arms for several months afterward but other than that they werent bad or overly painful-- the betamethasone steriod shots and the MMR booster i had to get hurt much much worse than the rabies pre exposure.

i feel for these men and the bobcat-- hopefully the men will recover soon without any other problems.
post #14 of 20
We are having a major outbreak of rabies in our town. Last week 5 dogs had to be put down due to being attacked by rabied racoons.This week 29 racoons have been caught and all tested positive for rabies! This is really scarey. My sisters neighbor was actually chased by one he ran into his house and the racoon attacked his door. He called animal control and they had to come and shoot it. A 1/2 a mile from my house a lady found one under her back porch chewing on the wood he had no tail and was covered in porky pine needles.Her hubby shot him in the head so they couldn't test it for rabies but of course he was rabid. The paper said reports are coming in also about strange acting skunks! It said that skunks are just coming out of hibernation so it is now spreading to them. We have never had anything like this happen before. I'm scared to go out in the yard.I live in a wooded area.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by gardenandcats
We are having a major outbreak of rabies in our town. Last week 5 dogs had to be put down due to being attacked by rabied racoons.This week 29 racoons have been caught and all tested positive for rabies! This is really scarey. My sisters neighbor was actually chased by one he ran into his house and the racoon attacked his door. He called animal control and they had to come and shoot it. A 1/2 a mile from my house a lady found one under her back porch chewing on the wood he had no tail and was covered in porky pine needles.Her hubby shot him in the head so they couldn't test it for rabies but of course he was rabid. The paper said reports are coming in also about strange acting skunks! It said that skunks are just coming out of hibernation so it is now spreading to them. We have never had anything like this happen before. I'm scared to go out in the yard.I live in a wooded area.
OMGOSH That is awful. Stay clear.
post #16 of 20
Rabies sounds awful. Glad the UK is still free of it at the moment.
post #17 of 20
This is our second rabid bobcat incident, in the past year. Usually, it is skunks or bats.

Part of the problem is with misguided do-gooders feeding wildlife and approaching wild critters. LEAVE THEM ALONE!

Bobcats normally avoid people so, if you DO see one, it is probably rabid and should be avoided. In my 48 years (born and raised in Tucson), I've only seen two or three, in the wild. Coyotes and javelina are more common, in town.
post #18 of 20
There are people here who breed bobcats to domestics, with nary a thought of this outcome (or more dangerous ones). Gorgeous cats, but knowing the techniques and possibilities of the momcats' situations both in the past anf in future matings makes me feel terrible that people would breed them to each other.
post #19 of 20
I had to get rabies shots after being bit by a dog not UTD on rabies vacs and there had been record of a rabies case withint 3 years. And yes, they do hurt like no other.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
I had to get rabies shots after being bit by a dog not UTD on rabies vacs and there had been record of a rabies case withint 3 years. And yes, they do hurt like no other.
Ouch. Are those the ones given in the stomach? I cannot remember.
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