My cat got bitten by other cats

@5mayday (1054)
Norway
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 _
4 responses
@jwfarrimond (4475)
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.
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
19 Apr 09
She is much better now but get scared when she see one of the cats out there, that I think its that cat that bited her... I think the wound is fine now , thanks
19 Apr 09
That's good. I'm glad that she's all right.
• 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
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
19 Apr 09
We do open the door and she go out sometimes, but she dont dare to go far away now so we can watch over her ^^ and thanks for the information!
@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
18 Apr 09
OH poor kitty. Do not let her back out. Cats carry many diseases and they can get infected by other cats. Make sure to doctor the ones it has if they have not completely heeled by now, and keep her inside!!
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
19 Apr 09
her wound is fine now and it was not anything really serious ^^ thanks
@savypat (20248)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Don't let her out, cat bites are easily infected and unless you are up to doctoring her yourself you'll have a vet bill. It's not in a cat's nature to want to play with strange cats but they do fight. Good Luck
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
18 Apr 09
yeah..... I know it now XD I have seen her getting bited once and my cat did not mean to fight at all .... but dad said my cat is hyper and overacting tht made other cats misunderstand her...