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12/21/08 5:43 P

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yeah, she's fine now. thank god. i was so worried! thank you

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12/21/08 5:02 P

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Some kitties just react strongly to stress, which is also something to keep in mind. A few years ago, I moved from an apartment that I hated, but the cats loved and the move itself was pretty traumatic for them. The first night in the new place, before I had put anything away and there were boxes and things all over, I hadn't had the energy to put the bed together, so I was sleeping on my mattress on the floor. Cameron was freaked and he kept coming up to my head and purring. I was petting him, trying to comfort him and all of the sudden he kind of attacked my face. It wasn't bad or anything, just a couple scratches, but it was enough to really freak me out. He's never, ever done anything like that before so I was really worried. I called the vet the next day and he told me that it was likely a reaction to the situation and over stimulation. So when your cat bit you, it might be that she was sore and upset and just not feeling good from the shot and while she wanted your comfort, she also became over stimulated from it and reacted the only way an animal knows how. I hope she's okay.

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12/19/08 9:55 P

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I've never had one to have reaction to rabie med but I did have my big boy have reaction to flea med. I had gave him the med before and was find but they ask me which I wanted 9 pounds or 12. Well he's 12 now so I said the 12. And apparently it was to strong because he scared me bad. Ran him back to the vet but time we got there was acting better. Got home and it was off and on, the next day he was almost back to normal, but when I got his med for this month I dropped back to the 9 pounds and he was fine. So if your baby doesn't get better Id have him checked again.

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11/18/08 8:33 P

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be very careful when u get a rabie shot for your animal. it could kill them

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11/18/08 3:36 P

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thanks guys!

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11/18/08 2:40 P

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Sounds like you need a new vet. Your vet should be understanding & be willing to work with you. I know that I can overreact with my Sammy over every little thing, but I'd rather be safe than sorry & my vet fully understands that & answers every question I have.

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11/18/08 2:27 P

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My cat had the same reaction the first time I took her for a rabies shot. She was fine after a week or so, but she was limping and grouchy during that time. I bet the injection site is sore. You probably bumped it when you were cuddling, and that's why she bit you.

After that initial reaction, my vet always gives my cat a shot of Benadryl before giving her the other vaccinations. We haven't had a problem since the first time.

I would go to the vet just to be on the safe side, but it sounds like your kitty is doing a little better each day. Good luck!

 
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11/18/08 2:16 P

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And please, please, don't think you should never get your pets immunized, this is very important for their health, especially if there is more than one in your home, and important for protecting you legally. If a dog or cat you own bit another person and they were not immunized for rabies, you could be liable for their medical treatment, as well as breaking any local laws to have pets immunized and licensed. Where I live here in OK, we must have the pet immunized against rabies and licensed with our town, licensing costs $2. Being a responsible pet owner can take some time and money, but it is important to our pet friends and our communities.
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This is not to scare you, but you should definitely get your cat checked, and don't let the vet bully you into thinking you are overreacting if he seems to be blowing it off, MAKE him check her and do blood tests if necessary. I had a wonderful cat named Dodger, he received a feline distemper as well as rabies shot at his regular check-up. Several days later he just wasn't himself, and I felt a little lump in the area where he got a shot. I thought it was just a muscle cramp from getting the shot. The next week it was bigger, I took him right in. My vet, a wonderful guy I would still be going to if he hadn't retired, got right on it and it was a reaction to the agent in the immunization that makes the stuff go into the bloodstream, not the actual immunization. It had metastisized into a cancerous growth, just that fast. He made the arrangements and removed it right away, and our wonderful kitty lived for several more years. The vet told me it was the immunization manufacturer's fault for using this kind of agent, and when the vets reported it, the manufacturer would pay for all vet costs related to it. The manufacturers said they were changing their formula to not include this agent anymore, but who knows. My vet said that kind of reaction is pretty rare, but I am glad he was pro-active about the whole thing. So, I am not saying this has happened to your cat, but just telling you the story so you are well informed about a possibility, and that you can advocate strongly for your cat. Just like when people have to go to drs. and we have to make ourselves heard, we have to doubly do that for our pets, since they have no voice but ours. Hopefully this is not a serious situation, its always better to err on the side of caution. God bless.
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11/18/08 2:04 P

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she's actually 12 or 13. i've been bad i havent given her rabies shots for like 5 years, when i got her from the humanes society. but i moved down south and didnt have a vet.

but they didnt say anything like she's allergic to the rabies shots... so i dont know i think he might have just stuck it in her muscle. that's happened to me before when i used to get blood work done all the time.

she's walking better now, just a little slow. and she's been kissing me all day! so i think she's fine now, just needed to be left alone and have someone to give her encouragement when she was having trouble walking.

she knows i love her very much, i tell her everyday! tomorrow i have an appointment for shadow. if she's better by then, then i dont see the need to go..
should i still go though?

let me know! thanks!

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11/18/08 1:33 P

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Going tne other extreme and not getting her shots updated is not really a good thing either. You say she's 5? Well then, she should be used to the rabies vaccine by now. True it can hurt and true, there are some bad "stickers" out there. But an allergic reaction--wouldn't that have shown up the first time you gave her this? Hopefully that isn't it and hopefullly you can find another vet with more compassion. Been there, done that, wrote the book and autographed it! Pray for the best. Laurie aka emoticon emoticon



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11/18/08 12:13 P

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i already have an appointment for her so i will def. bring her in

gosh i'm so scared
i'm readig that cats and dogs can get cancer from rabies vaccinations!

i wish i never got her vaccinated

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11/18/08 11:22 A

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naomi, get her back to a vet..i know some cats can have an allergic reaction to some shots..and while i don't remember if it can be fatal, i feel it's better safe then sorry..if you can't afford a regular vet visit, call a local humane society to see if they can recommend a free or low-cost vet..if shadow bit you on your face and she's never done anything like that before, i'd be very concerned...please, keep us informed...good luck to you and shadow...theresa.

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11/18/08 11:22 A

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thank you so much!
when i called the vet they said they have never heard of that!

i'm just a worried mommy lol!

she is getting a little better though, i just hope she is alright

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11/18/08 11:18 A

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Hi Naomi

Have a look at this answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid
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Hopefully it's only a short-term reaction to the shot. Keep us updated.


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11/18/08 11:16 A

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I'be heard of animals who have allergic reactions to shots, so hopefully it is nothing serious. I do hope your vet can figure it out. Please let us know.

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11/18/08 10:45 A

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maybe some of you read my blog, but if you didnt i brought my cat to get her rabese(sp?) shot two days ago.
she was fine when i brought her home just a little mad.
(actually she pooped in her kitty carrier when i was driving)
butttt yesterday i was holding her and kissing her and giving her love, and she bit me right on the face for the first time, i've had her for five years.
i knew something was wrong but i couldnt figure it out!
so last night i was holding her she meowed so loud (she's never meowed that loud before) and i got worried, i put her down and she can barely walk :( like she was falling and everything

today she seems a little bit better, but if you guys can give me some suggestions, and stories maybe? i brought her to a free clinic to get her rabese(sp?) shot done.

i dont know if he hit the muscle, the guy was a jerk! but i'm really scared
i have an appointment for the vet but i really am scared. i dont want to loose her :( emoticon please help me!

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