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Dr. ***** *****. I have a sick barn cat that has very

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Hello Dr. Dr. ***** *****. I have a sick barn cat that has very running eyes and is very thin. The cat is wild and while I was trying to give it medication I was bitten. . I quickly washed the puncture wounds with soap and hot water. Should I do anything else.?
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Customer: I think the cat prbally has distemper...but I just saw it in the barn yesterday and wanted to try and see if I could help it. Mt vet is coing this week to give the horses dogs and tame cats their shots but I just thought I would give this cat some meds before the vet came. The cat has very wattery eyes, sneezes, coughs, and is very very thin. I live in the country and sometime I get other animals in my barn. Thanks Barb
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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you should make sure you are up on your tetanus shot

you should make sure you have your vet test the cat for infections such as rabies. chances for rabies is small.

make sure you follow up with your doctor to make sure your puncture wound heals properly.

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