My cat got bitten by other cats
April 18, 2009 2:31pm CST
My cat never liked to go out before and acted like a indoor cat, but latley she started to go outside and want to go out often since she see other cats outside and she thought they will play with her.... my cat did not come back for a few days that scared us, and when she is back we see a few scars that r made by other cat around here... My dad said he have seen our cat been sorrounded by a few of our neighbours cats. I dont want to let my cat out again _
18 Apr 09
Yes, keep an eye on those bites. An infection can start and not be obvious because the wound can seal itself with the infection inside forming a abcess under the skin. If you find a swelling forming under the place or places, then take her to the vet. Do not try to treat it yourself because the abcess will have to be opened and drained, then antibiotics given. That's a worse case though and hopefully, none of the bites will get infected.
• United States
19 Apr 09
If you are going to let her out again ( which i suggest you really don't) you should make sure she has all of her vaccines up to date. One that is extremely important is the Feline Leukemia vaccine, its still not 100% effective but feline leaukemia can be transmitted many ways and once a cat has it there is no cure, i have rescued a couple of stray cats that had it and had to put them down very quickly because the only alternative was just to watch them die in pain:( My point is that these cat diseases can be very horrible and I can tell you love your cat so you want to make sure it is safe