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What are Rabies?

Rabies is a viral infection of the central and peripheral nervous system in a feline. Rabies is a zoonotic disease that is found worldwide among carnivores and other mammals. This fatal disease is passed through the saliva of an infected animal with initial signs of a disturbance in the central nervous system. An infected feline will go through three symptomatic phases as the disease surges through the body. The feline will go from displaying a shy behavior to aggressive within ten days, dying after day ten from the initial sign of infection. Almost all infected animals die after being infected with the rabies virus, but a feline could survive if the pet owner takes the cat to seek veterinary consultation before the virus reaches the nervous system.

Rabies is a viral disease that mainly affects carnivores, but can affect all mammals, including people. The rabies virus is actively spread through the saliva of an infected pet, transmittable through bites or scratches. In the United States, wildlife including; raccoons, skunk, fox, and bats are common vectors of the disease. However, stray dogs and cats are also carriers of the disease, as confrontation with wildlife is the norm. Rabies symptoms can appear as early as ten days after the feline was bitten and as late as a year. The virus affects the brain and nervous system, with initial signs of change in behavior. Rabies is a fatal, incurable disease that can easily infect humans if the proper precautions are not taken.  

Symptoms of Rabies in Cats

Rabies attacks the brain, resulting in rather distinctive behavioral changes. From the initial sign of a rabies infection, your feline will go through a prodromal stage, a furious rabies or “mad-dog” stage, and finally a paralytic stage. Each of the three stages is characterized by different symptoms, as the virus slowly makes its way to the brain and turns the housecat into a vicious feline. 

Stage 1: Prodromal Stage 

In the prodromal stage, the feline will change her temperament and become the complete opposite of her normal self. For instance, an active, happy feline will suddenly become shy and nervous. The feline may hide, lose interest in food, and become irritable or suddenly hyperactive. In the wild, a species that are normally nocturnal (sleep during the day) are seen wandering the streets in the daytime and become friendly with people. 

Stage 2: Furious Rabies or “Mad-Dog” Stage

In the furious rabies stage, the feline becomes overly aggressive, baring her teeth and claws at the slightest provocation. The feline will be continuously alert with pupils fully dilated. Light, noise and movement will trigger a cat in the second stage of rabies to attack. Furious rabies is often called the “mad-dog” stage because the feline will look like she has gone mad. Continuous drooling, widened eyes, muscle spasms and aggressive behavior are the most prominent signs of stage 2 rabies. Stage 2 rabies is extremely dangerous for humans and it is during this stage that people are commonly infected. 

Stage 3: Paralytic Stage 

The paralytic stage is noted within seven days after the initial stage of rabies and is characterized by the inability to move the muscles of the jaw or throat. The feline will display obvious symptoms of excessive salivation, cannot swallow, and its level of aggression will stoop into depression. The paralysis will slowly move from the throat and jaw to the remaining portions of the body, resulting in death within a matter of hours. 

Causes of Rabies in Cats

Rabies in cats is caused by a bite or scratch to an unvaccinated feline by an infected animal. Carnivores are common vectors of the rabies virus as nature has given these mammals sharp teeth and claws to pierce the skin. Raccoons, bats, skunks, fox, and feral animals are common reserves for this viral disease.

Diagnosis of Rabies in Cats

If your cat has been bitten by an animal that you suspect might carry the rabies virus or is displaying symptoms associated with rabies, but your cat is not displaying these symptoms, he/she will be quarantined for a ten day period. It is important to inform the veterinarian of the state of the animal that bit your cat as immediate treatment may be necessary. The veterinarian will review your feline’s medical record, paying close attention to when her last rabies vaccination was administered. After the 10 day quarantine, the vet will reevaluate the cat and decide if she has been infected.  

If your cat is displaying symptoms associated with rabies, the diagnosis can be difficult as early symptoms associated with rabies can be confused with a number of other common feline health concerns. The only true way of diagnosing rabies is by a direct examination of the cat’s brain. The feline will have to be euthanized to perform a post-mortem antibody test using immunofluorescent dyes. 

Treatment of Rabies in Cats

If you witnessed a rabid animal bite or scratch your cat, and you brought her into the veterinary clinic immediately, there is a possibility for treatment. Just like in people who have been bitten by a rabid animal, if the virus has not reached the nervous system an anti-rabies vaccine can be administered. The anti-rabies vaccine is a group of antibodies that are injected into the body and encourage the immune system to produce antigens to fight the circulating virus. The anti-rabies virus is not always effective and cannot be given to cats that have bitten a human, as the vaccine can mask rabies symptoms.

Recovery of Rabies in Cats

The majority of cats affected by rabies are euthanized or die on their own, which is why the World Health Association has made rabies a core vaccination. A core vaccination is a vaccine that is required by law to be administered to pets. Vaccinating your cat against the rabies virus and keeping wildlife away from your pet are the only ways you can prevent rabies from infected your feline.

Rabies Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Black Jack
tabby
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Aggression

My cat had kittens around July last year with another cat i brought home and I didn’t think he was of age to mate because he had been starving so I let them see each other for a few hours a day, and she became pregnant. The kittens were the ens I had ever eaten i seen. I got both of the cats vaccinated last November and 2 of the kittens that used to love to cuddle with me are skiddish. One will run from you now and does not like to Ben Pete long term and the other one always wants to bite. Which happened recently. I brought the one that likes to bite to sit with me on my couch and she didn’t want me close to her or she growled. I just thought maybe she’s upset I’m hardly home and I play with her and she ends up clawing me, not a playful claw, growls and then I record her on my phone As a joke and as I start recording her and she attacks the phone, growls, and bit me. (Because of the light maybe?) started bleeding so I went to wash it and there was tingling so I look up everything about rabies because I have not been able to afford their shots yet and they may have been exposed to the virus because I live in the country and their father goes in and out and encounters wild animals and cats even though he is vaccinated it said online that those are possible stage 2 symptoms of rabies in cats. So I’m thinking I screwed up and created a bad situation for myself even though I thought I was doing the right thing...they aren’t showing any other symptoms. Should I be worried about the life of my pets? AND MYSELF? Also the father a few months ago randomly attacked my face but i he was vaccinated so I didn’t think twice. Should I be worried?

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mimi
Russian Blue
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lack of activity
dilated puples
Sleeping all day
lack of appetite
sudden depression

i have a 2 years old female cat (she's not spayed and not vaccinated at all), she Always goes outdoors and fight with other cats , last night she went out and when she came back she was completely different she looke like she's in pain her puples were dilated and was purring at first i thought she fell of Something high but now im concerned about rabies because she doesn't seem in pain any more but still lethargik and depressed and she has a mild fever

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ITALIA
DOMESTIC
6 Weeks
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Hissing, Temporary blindness,

We found a stray kitten that appeared abandoned approx 2 weeks ago. She is a very sweet cuddly girl. When we found her she appeared at be about 4 weeks old. She appeared in good health, no bites or anything visible. It appeared she was probably nursing because she was looking for something to suck on. Approximately 4 evenings ago my daughter who sleeps in the same room told me that she was acting a little different and didn’t sleep with her as she had been. Then the following morning I went in to feed her and noticed that her chin seemed like it was previously wet and dried, I thought it was water as she is longer haired. I gave her food and left for the day. When I came home I went up to feed her and when I walked in the door she ran over to me and up my leg which was a little different. I gave her her food and she seemed like she could not see the bowl. Then she kept stepping on bowl and food. She then would have moments where she would stand still in a position like she had to go to the bathroom. During this she would shake. If you tried to touch her in this short period of time she would hiss. This would pass and the. She wanted to be on your lap. These would continue to happen in and off. I talked to vet and he told me to try honey maybe it was low blood sugar. Unfortunately that did not help. We decided then to take her to the vet. When we got there she was blind. I think she was losing sight through the evening and was scared. When I went to take her out of carrier to put honey in mouth she scratched me and my daughter and bit my finger. Nothing bled and it was very small bite mark because she has tiny teeth. Since then she has been at the vet. She was having seizures. The morning after we brought her to vet some of her vision returned. They did all kinds of blood tests and xrays. The only thing abnormal was liver labs. Vet thinks she has hepatic encephalopathy and is treating her as such. Last night she was less reactive and was eating more by syringe and today vet said she was much more alert. I have anxiety so the thought that her symptoms were similar to what I Read about rabies I did not want to take even the smallest chance so my daughter and I had our shots and the immunoglobulin. The vet states it is very unlikely she has rabies we live in a area that there has not been any confirmed cases this year. A few questions if there are any Vets out there 1. Do stray kittens have passive immunity from rabies from their mother and 2. With the liver labs being abnormal can we take rabies off the table. 3. Also can we take rabies off table since she seems to have some improvement as rabies is progressive.

We had a kitten a couple of weeks ago, today, when I got up on the morning, the 4 months old kitten was on the floor with cramps and looking as he was dying. I make the mistake to picked him up, the cat was abled to resist and trying to scape off of my hands and scratches my hand, after I figured out he might have infected with rabies. What should I do?

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Mittens
Taby
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Mouth Salivation

This morning while I was sitting at my table my cat was moving her jaw like she chewing something and then foam started coming out of her mouth. While she was chewing she was making a kind of slapping sound with her jaw and then that's where the foam happened. After that I put her outside and I dont know if that was the best idea. I hope you can help.

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Ms. Piggy
Feral
7 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Hydrophobia

Urgent! My poor kitty is 7 years +. She was initially feral, and has always been indoor-outdoor, and we've lived near tons of wildlife (coyotes, skunks, raccoons, bears, rodents, and feral cats). She's also always been (really) skittish and had always LOVED and drunk a LOT of water from all sources--sink stream, drip irrigation, pools, her bowls. We lost our home, so have moved 16x. (It's not helped a PTSD kitty!) I came home from having had surgery for my own poor health to find the kitty leaving bits of red blood on the bed that I thought were coming from her anus, licking her anus, and then I saw her straining to poo but unproductively, and she started throwing up more than usual, not wanting to eat, hiding outside, sleeping a lot, and drinking less. I noticed no one had fed her her wet food, and my neighbor said the "caretakers" had left the dry food out in the desert sun. The neighbor and I also noticed that this formerly-legendary jumper (& water drinker) not only could not jump up on her 8-10-foot-wall-in-a-single bound, but couldn't even handle a jump of 4 feet; she'd try and sometimes kinda miss/barely make it. And her gait in rear legs looked nasty painful. So, at first vet visit, they did an Xray, then enema and subQ fluid. Vet said she has some sort of tenderness in back spine, but indeterminate, and was definitely horribly constipated (from eating dry food and tiny mice that are all fur? From itching/scratching (which started about 5 months ago and swallowing more fur?) Then we had to move again on May 1. Shortly afterward, 9 days ago, she stopped drinking ANY/ALL water from all sources! The only reason she's alive is that she's had subcutaneous water 3x. True, the first enema was incomplete, but kitty had to run for 2 days back and forth to 2 litter boxes, only expelling a lot of water, and may have been traumatized by that. She's since had a 2nd enema, and 2 more sub Qs. She gets deadly dehydrated between each. She's very sweet, but is having some twitching (electrolytes?), and is the LAST cat alone would think would refuse water, and is eating little and bit me last night. She's my best buddy, but vet wants quarantine and/or to kill her. Vet's colleague said he could "virtually guarantee" this kitty doesn't have rabies. 3rd colleague said, well, she'll be dead in a few days if rabid. But meanwhile, I picked her up (might have hurt the part of her spine that looks painful), and she bit me. Then chased my feet to bite(she has done this before when we've been playing, but...) then she LUNGED at my arm and bit again!?
We are broken so neither of us has vaccinations. Or insurance. I love this kitty, but but admit, I'm also afraid other. She's being super sweet, and I could see her sad regret last night, and her behavior, though all a little weird, honestly has always been weird. She;s twitching a little and has been for a while--thought it might be mites she'd gotten from a dog at last house. Main thing is she looks otbe in anguished pain in the mornings with that STIFF rear gait, is losing weight and gonna die of dehydration if she doesn't start drinking. And I've been bitten. And I have a dear friend coming. Finally: she DID get sprayed by a skunk 11 months ago, and got a hole in her trachea somehow tha landed her in the hospital last year. And she did come in one night from carousing with her fur standing on end/stiff with saliva. I thought maybe a Tom had tried to hump on her, or coyote tried to get her.? Also: she DID make some blood-curdling/ennervating "vocalizations" at the door 3x about 3.5 months ago that she'd never done before. I think she was fighting with a cat I didn't see, but whose fur was in the house one night I left he door cracked. Q: Are there any reasons OTHER than rabies that a water lover would suddenly stop drinking? She is eating a little (bribed with treats lain on food with some water mixed in for what liquid I can get into her).

Any chance she might have feline hyperesthesia? Our two cats have that and it can include rippling, biting, etc...I've never had any issue with our cats drinking water, but might be something for you to look into further.

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Feral Cat
tabby
1 Year
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

none

A little over a year ago, a stray cat gave birth to 4 kittens. They have been living in my back yard since June of 2018. In October 2018, my neighbors female cat was on my deck clawing my patio chairs. I stepped out to shew her off my deck and one of the male cat's (who follows her around) got spooked and ran off the deck. As he ran, he accidentally scratched my toe. The cut broke the skin, but no blood. I immediately rinsed it with alcohol and took a shower. I contacted animal control, the CDC, the health dept., and my doctor. Dr. only gave me antibiotics and tetanus. No rabies shots. Animal control couldn't trap the cat and since the cats do not wander far from the yard, they said I could watch the cat for 10 days and report back if the cat appears sick or does not come back. I've been observing all 5 cats now for 8 months. They eat, play, and show no signs of illness. I'm very concerned about rabies (although there are no rabies reports in my county). I know there is always a risk from unvaccinated animals, but should I be concerned. My doctor wasn't.

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Jack
short hair
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Muscle twitching

My cat is about 3 years old and about 11 days ago we caught him with a bat in his mouth. It was dead and we assume he killed it. It didn’t look like he had any bite marks on him though. I took him into the vet to get a rabies booster but he wasn’t up to date on his shots before he was bitten. I’ve been watching him and it’s hard to tell if his behavior is different. He is eating normally and might even be want food a little more then usual since I picked up some new dry food. He doesn’t have a fever and he has periods of both sleep and activity. He seems to have some more muscle twitches then usual (especially the tail) and while he has always drooled and stuck out his tongue once in a while, it seems like it could be more then usual. I just have a bad feeling but everyone else thinks he’ll be fine. Can a cat have rabies and still eat well? The vet said to watch him for two weeks but some articles say it can take up to a year to know for sure if he has it. How fast does it progress once it starts?

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Loki
domestic short hair
4 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Neurological
aggressive
Growling
Lethargic

My vet, who has 40+ years of experience, has never seen a case like this. He thinks it’s FIP but I’m afraid he had rabies? My 4 month old kitten, who I got from a friend, who got him from her mom, who got him from some unknown person, suddenly started acting lethargic and skiddish. A few days later he started having these episodes where he would growl at nothing then run around aggressively. He would run into objects and freak out, then suddenly stop, and pee. Then he would go lethargic again. We took him to the vet the next day. We had to wait until 1:30pm (small town only two vets, no “emergency” type help) where we had to contain him in a fabric pop up kennel. He developed a bump under one eye. His back paws looked red like he was chewing his nails. We finally get him to the vet and the vet thinks he has FIP and immediately suggested euthanasia. We wanted more answers so opted for a full exam which included anesthesia, blood work, and xrays. During the time they were waiting for his scheduled work up, he was awake and inside a kennel. He started to chew off his back toes. The vet said it was so bad that only one toe was still there and one toe was so bad that he chewed it down to the second bone. They said he had a low white blood count, sugar was 400, an abnormal looking kidney and his other kidney was smaller and abnormal looking. His stomach was misshapen. We ended up euthanizing him which was and is still killing my heart (it happened today). My question is, could it be rabies?!? My dr is unsure of wtf was wrong. Me and my husband were both bit by him before he got really bad. He had no vaccinations that I’m aware of, he was scheduled for vaccines and a neuter for the 30th of this month.

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Meeko
Cat
7 Days
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

none

Hello, so last year my cat escaped for a full day and when he came home he seemed unharmed. I didn't think much of it then, but a year later, currently, I was looking in the pet records and realized he has been over due for his rabies shots. For whatever reason I thought it was longer than 3 years for boosters. Nevertheless I made his appointment for tomorrow to get the shot, but I'm worried now, what if he came into contact with a rabid animal and just isnt showing signs yet? I read online it can take a year or more. He has zero symptoms, but I need some reassurance since I have a toddler. I feel foolish that I missed his shots, I honestly thought they were longer spaced out.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It really depends on where you live (some countries are rabies free) and the local wild animal population, if you live in a city with minimal to no wildlife or stray animals the risk would be small; however if you live in an area backing onto a forest or an area full of strays, the risk would be higher. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Please,need speedy ADVICE!

On 6-28-18 (45 days ago/6+ weeks) my cat got into a fight with a neighborhood cat. I heard them, but couldnt SEE them. Few days later, i noticed a long scab (indicative of a scratch).

* He is FULLY VACCINATED against Rabies and UP-TO-DATE.

* Vaccine was given on 6-2017 (roughly 1yr ago) and will not need another until 6-2020.

* This is a 3 yr regimen.

* The 6-2017 is actually his second booster, he had the rabies vaccine prior to that...

My question is:
Should I take my cat to the vet to get a rabies BOOSTER "just in case" since he did sustain a minor injury (scratch) during a fight with a stray cat that I have NO HISTORY ON? Or is he immune? Is ge OKAY since hes up to date? Im worrying alot about this... hes my furbaby and is counting on (me)momma to protect him. Would it be too late even? Its been 6 weeks..

His behavior changed within 2 weeks of this cat fight. The only major changes in the home is my older cat (and they were somewhat close) had passed away from old age.

My cat is suddenly skiddish over objects he is otherwise FAMILIAR WITH. Like for example a paper towel role (he used to tear them up, but runs off now when i hold it up for him to inspect). He is not skiddish constantly, nor CONSISTENTLY.. For the most part he is NORMAL, its just every now and then he will act skiddish.

He used to go outside to play nearly EVERYDAY (during the day).. and he played outside with CONFIDENCE, NO FEAR, JUST FUN CHASING LIZARDS..

But I had to keep him in for about 5 weeks, when i let him out now.. he is nervous and skiddish somewhat..

* he was also bitten on the lip by a gopher after he set it down once he caught it. (This was within the same week of the cat fight).. since then hes skiddish of rodents..

So what gives?
* is he infected? Is it possible even though hes fully vaccinated?
* is he affected by my older cat passing away?
* maybe he hit his head when i wasnt looking and its affecting him now?
* did he catch something from the gopher?

Im really worried over his behavioral changes, and if a booster was needed then or is too late.. i dont know what to do..

Please, any advice is helpful.
Thank you.

Hes about 7 years old not 7 days . My apologies

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Socks
American Short Hair
12 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Malnourished
Head bobbing
Twitchy
Itching

A family that feeds stray cats gave me one of the kittens that had been born a few months before. I took her to be checked out and the desk lady said she was displaying "neurological signs" (bobbing her head, clumsy, and twitchy) and I may be better off having her put down to ”be safe." However, she doesn't have dilated pupils and she eats food, drinks water, and seems friendly. She's very underweight and has a small ringworm infection, and I don't want to kill her on a possibility. But I have two other cats to worry about too.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Unfortunately there is no real reliable tests to diagnose rabies whilst a cat is still alive, diagnosis is normally confirmed with a direct fluorescent antibody test at post mortem. Diagnosis in live animals is done based on symptoms, remember that not all symptoms present in all animals or at the same time; this is why it is the judgement of the Veterinarian to determine whether they believe it is rabies or not. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Billie Violetta
Singapura Cat
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Twitchy tail movement

Is there a relation between certain tail movements and whether or not rabies is present? If so, what is the relation specifically? My cat has a fine appetite, she was eating when I realized her tail was moving funny. I was just wondering whether or not it’s a sign of rabies.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are symptoms which give an indication for a diagnosis of rabies, but specific tail movements are not anything I’m aware of. If you believe that Billie Violetta has been in contact with an animal infected with rabies you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/cat-owners/brain,-spinal-cord,-and-nerve-disorders-of-cats/rabies-in-cats

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Bodhi
tabby
3 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Suddently timid- off and on
Eats,drinks,litter-box NORMAL
Suddenly, mildly skiddish outside
UP-TO-DATE VACCINE
FULLY VACCINATED
Scratched on tail
Got into cat fight
Acting asif something happened to him
Skittish of familiar objects
Sudden behavioural changes

Please,need speedy ADVICE! On 6-28-18 (45 days ago/6+ weeks) my cat got into a fight with a neighborhood cat. I heard them, but couldnt SEE them. Few days later, i noticed a long scab (indicative of a scratch). * He is FULLY VACCINATED against Rabies and UP-TO-DATE. * Vaccine was given on 6-2017 (roughly 1yr ago) and will not need another until 6-2020. * This is a 3 yr regimen. * The 6-2017 is actually his second booster, he had the rabies vaccine prior to that... My question is: Should I take my cat to the vet to get a rabies BOOSTER "just in case" since he did sustain a minor injury (scratch) during a fight with a stray cat that I have NO HISTORY ON? Or is he immune? Is ge OKAY since hes up to date? Im worrying alot about this... hes my furbaby and is counting on (me)momma to protect him. Would it be too late even? Its been 6 weeks.. His behavior changed within 2 weeks of this cat fight. The only major changes in the home is my older cat (and they were somewhat close) had passed away from old age. My cat is suddenly skiddish over objects he is otherwise FAMILIAR WITH. Like for example a paper towel role (he used to tear them up, but runs off now when i hold it up for him to inspect). He is not skiddish constantly, nor CONSISTENTLY.. For the most part he is NORMAL, its just every now and then he will act skiddish. He used to go outside to play nearly EVERYDAY (during the day).. and he played outside with CONFIDENCE, NO FEAR, JUST FUN CHASING LIZARDS.. But I had to keep him in for about 5 weeks, when i let him out now.. he is nervous and skiddish somewhat.. * he was also bitten on the lip by a gopher after he set it down once he caught it. (This was within the same week of the cat fight).. since then hes skiddish of rodents.. So what gives? * is he infected? Is it possible even though hes fully vaccinated? * is he affected by my older cat passing away? * maybe he hit his head when i wasnt looking and its affecting him now? * did he catch something from the gopher? Im really worried over his behavioral changes, and if a booster was needed then or is too late.. i dont know what to do.. Please, any advice is helpful. Thank you.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Bodhi is up to date and protected from Rabies if he had the vaccines that you describe. If the wounds have healed 6 weeks later, there isn't likely any infection that occurred that needs treatment. He may be having a combination of the loss of your other cat, and traumas that he has had outside, and being kept inside for a while then re-introduced outside. From your description, he may be having some vision problems, and it may be a good idea to have a veterinarian examine him to make sure that he is okay, but otherwise, you may just need to be patient with him.

Approximate vaccine schedule sofar:

June 2016: Primary Rabies vaccine
June 2017: Rabies BOOSTER

Its a 3 year schedule (had 2 in total so far). Next shot:
June 2020.

^^for Bodhi^^♡.

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Tuxedo
Cat
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Restless tail flicking
Spacey stares
Hyper attentiveness

My cat started acting strange about half hour ago. It started off with him biting at my hand while I was petting him. He would try to pull away but still came back to bite me. Not very hard. Later, he awkwardly rested his face in my hand and then snipped at me hand. He stares off into space and keeps licking certain spots on his body. Like chest, supper arm, and feets.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Strange behaviour and neurological symptoms may be indicative of head trauma, infections or poisoning; keep a close eye on him to see if any other symptoms develop. It is difficult to say what could be happening with him, but if the behaviour gets worse or you notice twitching or other symptoms you should have him checked by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I was bitten by my cat but shes still alive and well after 10 days. Do i still need to be treated by anti rabies

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hook
Unkown
3 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

already had rabies said they killed
sezisure

I had adopted a act from the shelter and saw in his paper work it said rabies and killed after it but I was just informed by I friend that the virus doesn't die and they can still transmit it to others and the shelter did not notify me of this and my sister has been scratched and bitten and had a rash where the cat had scratched her and I have twin boys that are 4 months only and am not sure if they may have been scratched because the cat did jump on them once while they were in bed and two weeks ago the cat had a seizure what should I do I know I am bringing the cat back to the shelter but should me and my family all go get the the rabies vaccine?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The paperwork that you are looking at most likely means that Hook was vaccinated for Rabies with a killed vaccine, not that he actually has Rabies - he would not be alive if he had Rabies. As far as the seizure goes, it would be a good idea to have him examined by the veterinarian at the shelter - make sure that you tell them that when you take him back.

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