Cat scratches - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Cats Your scratching post for anything feline related!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2005, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
Paw-Talk Golden Member
 
ninja_smurtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,168
 
Cat scratches

Anyone know when a cat scratch is infected or not.
My cat clawed me to bits yesterday.
On my face I have 3 holes. One of the holes has swollen and the skin around it has gone brown.
The others scratches seem to be ok.
I bathed them in Dettol


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My handsome Prince


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Swirly, Squashy, Squishy, Spot, Star, Slash and Rocky

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Indy and Myfanwy

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tilly, Emil, Sonny and Smudge
ninja_smurtles is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2005, 09:25 AM
Resident Pixie
 
Floydian1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: London, England
Age: 46
Posts: 172
 
I'd get it checked out if I was you if you're that worried about it. What did you do to merit a mauling?

Ronald Hickey

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Goldie's DOB 04/03/02

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Floydian1 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2005, 11:09 AM
Paw-Talk Lifer
 
Amethystbelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Age: 38
Posts: 4,109
  
Have you had a tetanus jab in the last 10 years? As if not you will need to go see a doctor and get one as cats claws are normally full of muck and grime and germs so you don't really want to risk getting lock jaw. As for the infected scratch if your worried see a doctor although i imagine the skin is swollen mainly because of the impact caused by the cats claws and the brown skin could be dead skin or brusing starting to come up!

Hope your feeling better soon and the scratches heal quickly

Kirsty


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Visit Degu Rock - Dedicated to Degu Care & Welfare Worldwide
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Amethystbelle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2005, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
Paw-Talk Golden Member
 
ninja_smurtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,168
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Floydian1
I'd get it checked out if I was you if you're that worried about it. What did you do to merit a mauling?
The cat hates the new puppy and I was trying to remove her from him or he would be the one covered in scratches


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My handsome Prince


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Swirly, Squashy, Squishy, Spot, Star, Slash and Rocky

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Indy and Myfanwy

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tilly, Emil, Sonny and Smudge
ninja_smurtles is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2005, 03:30 PM
Adolescent Pup
 
natasha elise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: W. Lafayette, IN
Age: 36
Posts: 205
 
oh my gosh, on your face even? you poor thing.
is the puppy ok?
natasha elise is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-27-2005, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
Paw-Talk Golden Member
 
ninja_smurtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,168
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by natasha elise
oh my gosh, on your face even? you poor thing.
is the puppy ok?
Yes the cat never got near him. I was the scratch barrier.
I have a black eye now. My first ever black eye and I got it from a cat


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My handsome Prince


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Swirly, Squashy, Squishy, Spot, Star, Slash and Rocky

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Indy and Myfanwy

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tilly, Emil, Sonny and Smudge
ninja_smurtles is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-27-2005, 10:56 AM
Movin' Up in the Pack
 
CTChin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: connecticut
Posts: 654
    
Cat scratches are serious but even more serious are cat bites. If you are ever bitten, go to your vet and get antibiotics. My co-worker was bit by a cat at work and within 90 minutes her finger was swollen three times the normal size and the infection started going up her wrist. She needed major antibiotics.

Brenda
Caretaker of 2 dobermans,, 1 schnauzer, 5 cats, 3 goats, 1 parrot, 1 bearded dragon lizard, 11 chinchillas.
Rest in peace, Cricket, Casey, Bella, Yank, Chloe and Bones.
CTChin is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-27-2005, 11:06 AM
Paw-Talk Lifer
 
Jade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: NC
Posts: 8,706
         
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTChin
Cat scratches are serious but even more serious are cat bites. If you are ever bitten, go to your vet and get antibiotics.
I'll head straight to my vet if I'm bitten, Brenda.

I had to, sorry!

Stephanie

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jade is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-27-2005, 11:09 AM
Movin' Up in the Pack
 
CTChin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: connecticut
Posts: 654
    
Whoops

Can you tell my life is animals, animals, animals? LMAO!

Brenda
Caretaker of 2 dobermans,, 1 schnauzer, 5 cats, 3 goats, 1 parrot, 1 bearded dragon lizard, 11 chinchillas.
Rest in peace, Cricket, Casey, Bella, Yank, Chloe and Bones.
CTChin is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-27-2005, 11:50 AM
Paw-Talk Addict
 
elfomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Columbia, SC
Age: 35
Posts: 1,156
    
hydrogen peroxide usually does the trick for me. my cats have never mauled me but they do occasionally think that its okay to climb me to get my attention.
elfomatic is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2005, 03:01 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Age: 56
Posts: 2
 
new kitty in town

I have an 8mo. old cat and I have recently introduced a cat into the home which is 8yrs. old. How long will it take for the older cat to "lighten up" it's stress factor about the younger cat which just wants to play?
wendysn63 is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome