Rabies from house cat?
I don t think my pet cat got his shots and it s a small bite, like a baby ant s size of blood came out, the wound is like half a millimeter deep, the bite is at the joint of the left thumb... Do I have rabies?
- NamelessLv 72 years ago
Your cat would need to come in contact with a rabid animal in order to have rabies. So unless your cat got outside at some point or a bat got in your house there is zero chance your cat has rabies. Since your cat doesn't have rabies you cannot get rabies from him.
The only risk is infection. Keep the wound clean.
- OcimomLv 72 years ago
No but you could get infection - if the wound gets really red or hot to the touch, you have a bad infection and should seek medical help. Get your cat updated on shots quickly.
Only way the cat would have rabies if a rabid animal bit the cat and then its a matter of days before the cat would show signs and die. If your cat doesn't go outside then you have little to worry about.
- babyboomer1001Lv 72 years ago
Why would you have rabies? It was your cat who was bitten. Take it to the vet for tests.
- BillLv 62 years ago
why ask here
only a blood test will get you an answwer
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- MurzyLv 72 years ago
if you cat is an indoor cat, no
- Anonymous2 years ago
hope u do n your cat gets exterminated
- LauraLv 72 years ago
You can't just get rabies, you have to be exposed to the virus for you to be at risk.
How is your cat acting? Normal? Or is she foaming at the mouth, afraid of people, afraid of other cats, and attacking when backed into a corner?
If she is not freaking out in a way you have never seen before, then she does not have rabies. If she doesn't have rabies, then she can't give it to you.
You are not at risk of getting rabies. At all.
- mokrieLv 72 years ago
Unless the cat was attacked by a rabid wild animal that was foaming at the mouth then NO there is no rabies. Get the cat the shots as soon as you can to protect it if it goes outside. If it is a house cat and never goes out then it could never get rabies.
- I Like StoriesLv 72 years ago
Does the cat have rabies? Just because the cat hasn't had a rabies vaccine doesn't mean it has rabies. In order to get rabies the cat would need to have been exposed to another animal with rabies.