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6 days ago, I got bitten by baby kitten (4 month old.) can I

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6 days ago , I got bitten by baby kitten (4 month old.) can I still take rabies shot
Or its effective 1st day only
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 12 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 12 months ago.

Are you asking if the kitten can get vaccinated or if you should go through post-exposure treatment?

Is the kitten acting normal?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I'm asking about my self . can I still take the shots , or not
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Is there extra charge for phone calls
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 12 months ago.

You can still do the shots. I wouldn't really recommend it if the kitten is still alive and doing ok.

We typically recommend a 10 day quarantine for bites. If the animal is not showing any signs in 10 days, then it does not have rabies.

If the animal is dead, then we test it and potentially do the rabies treatment at that time. Rabies is incredibly rare, though, so it's not likely to be an issue here.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
It bit my daughter 3 weeks ago and she took shots
It bit the nurse today she took shots
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I want to take it. But afraid its too late.we got the cat from breeder.its bob cat
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 12 months ago.

It's not too late. You can take the shots. I don't think they're necessary, but you can take them.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 12 months ago.

You're welcome. I hope this is the last bite!

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
What r the signs that i can see in the cat
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
She Dont let anyone touches her.she's eating well .
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 12 months ago.

There can be a number of signs: lethargy, neurologic signs, seizures, tremors, severe depression, coma, death. Usually we see signs within 10 days of an exposure.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
We Dont know the cat well .but she plays and eat , sleep major observation.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 12 months ago.

Ok good. Again, rabies is incredibly rare in dogs and cats. I know it's scary, but it's not likely a true worry here in a normal acting cat.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 11 months ago.
Hi Faten,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary