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My cat caught a bat

My cat caught a bat while sitting on the windowsill. We had to grab it from her claws and release. We live on the 9th floor. Maybe the flying horror just missed and got in by itself.
Any cases like this?
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Rabies vaccination, and quick. If she already hasn't had them.
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OP is gone, but for anyone else reading, if you ever come into contact with a bat, go see your doctor ASAP. Even if you don't think there is any broken skin, I would recommend going to see your doctor. People have died before from contracting rabies from a bat, even though they weren't aware their skin had been broken.

It sucks, I've had to do it due to a stray cat bite. It's a lot of needles, but rabies can't be cured once symptoms start
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TX for the advice everyone. Didn't know even if it doesn't seem like it the skin may still be broken. Sad for that guy. :(
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Kiraly wrote: I clicked on this thread expecting to read the rest of the poem.
Exactly. thought it was the latest Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat series.
Drats.
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thriftshopper wrote: Rabies vaccination, and quick. If she already hasn't had them.
Do vaccinations work after the fact? My biology knowledge is sketchy at best, but vaccines help you create antibodies to be immune viruses. If you catch something, isn't taking a vaccine after kind of moot?

It's also awesome that the cat caught a bat.. badass!
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OP, call your health department. They will help you out. Bats have a very high rate of rabies. Sounds like your cat is an indoor cat so that's good, keep an eye on it to make sure it's behaviour doesn't start to change.
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Probably not but a vaccination very soon after exposure may help.
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zod wrote: Do vaccinations work after the fact? My biology knowledge is sketchy at best, but vaccines help you create antibodies to be immune viruses. If you catch something, isn't taking a vaccine after kind of moot?

It's also awesome that the cat caught a bat.. badass!
They administer RIG (rabies immune globulin) with the first dose of vaccine. The fast acting antibodies help neutralize the virus but the effect is not long lasting. The first dose of vaccine will kickstart active immunity in about a week IIRC. More vaccine doses are required after the first one.
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Kiraly wrote: I clicked on this thread expecting to read the rest of the poem.
My cat caught a bat, ate it and now is FAT!
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thexdriver wrote: My cat caught a bat, ate it and now is FAT!
My girlfriend caught a bat, ate it and now is FAT!

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