Our indoor cat spent a night outdoors last year. She still isn't home. I say go to the emergency vet. rabies* posted by Trexsock at 5:48 AM on February 19, 2012 . This is a long story. How long after being scratched/bitten can I wait to go into the vet? Ask MetaFilter is a question and answer site that covers nearly any question on earth, where members help each other solve problems. FWIW, my outdoor cat has gotten into a few fights over the summer as when it's warm he seems to get a hormonal rush that makes him want to expand his territory. Thanks! This morning he is completely lethargic. I am really worried about her. Nobody likes a cat fight -- the hissing, the yowling, the potential for real harm to one or both cats. Fighting is most likely to occur when two adult cats meet for the first time; but they will also fight over territory, dominance issues, and owner attention. She never misses dinner. The exact same thing (with the cats fighting and whatnot) happened to me when I took one of mine to get neutered. About a week later the wound healed fine and he was back to his energetic self. Scratches, unless they land on the face/belly, usually are mostly fur and not much skin involved. Their emotions will be unstable at the time so check for signs of excessive fear or anxiety and try to give them more attention than before since that will help them heal. He seems almost lifeless and barely responsive. That is, until her husband brought home a stray from work. Your cat could also be sick or injured. Maybe some dirty laundry, and something the other cat has been laying on, if available. This is usually because she is, which is to be expected … It's awful. Moe was a happy cat, well behaved, only used the scratching post and stayed on the floor and was afraid to step foot outside. Even old surgeries and injuries can cause lingering pain or discomfort in your cat and may require chronic pain relief. Try to stand between them so they won't hurt each other again. You need to stay relaxed and talk in soothing tones, even if a fight seems to be brewing. All posts copyright their original authors. The two cats exploded into a full fight, up on their back legs, screaming. Bad situation. With proper introductions, your cat may actually agree that the new kitten/dog/cat/rabbit was a loving gift after all. One of my cats attacks the others any time they come back from the vet--something about the smell, or them being gone for a few hours, just sets him off. Our cat Eli fell out of a first floor window two years and spent his first night outside ever. fluffylulu Mon 11-Jul-11 18:59:19. He'll likely be a bit subdued for a few days and then it should be uphill. Thanks for all the great answers, especially those early on this morning that helped me calm down a bit. Oh, and the one other thing to worry about as someone alluded to is figuring out if the other cat has any disease which might be communicable via bites, not sure what vet will recommend as a preventative if you're not sure but would guess it can wait until morning. Can Dogs Live Together After Fighting? While tastes vary, generally you can find something that the cat loves. He was 5 at the time and had never been out for more than a minute or two. He got back from the vet and smelled nothing like himself, causing uproar with the other kitties. This same cat, when bored or not played with enough, would also stalk his owners ankles from underneath the couch, racing after his feet when he’d walk from room to room, intensely attacking his legs. When my cat used to go outside and get beaten up by a bad neighborhood tom cat, sometimes she would develop an abscess and need veterinary care, but usually she was okay. Cats stalk, stare, yowl, howl and puff up their fur (picture the arched back of the Halloween cat) to threaten each other. For example, if a cat has been badly wounded they may hide in silence. Even the friendliest of cats can get into an altercation with another cat, dog or other domesticated or wild animal. If your cat is sleeping all day and not eating or generally just seems like he's not feeling well, there's a good chance he may be sick. A friend had an indoor cat who escaped and was out for a week, and it also took that one a while to come back to normal, but he is fine now too. I later found out that the neighbours heard cats fighting just before. Make sure you are following your veterinarian’s recommendations regarding pain relief or if your cat seems to be in pain, schedule an appointment to have it checked out. Thank you jesus. Cats’ teeth are naturally sharp and are meant to tear easily into flesh. Give your cat a while (possibly several hours) to calm down in a dark, enclosed space with food, water, and a litterbox available to him, and keep the other cat well away until Escapee Cat is calm and ready to explore on his own. You will need a rabies booster ASAP. Certainly if she has outdoor access all of those suggestions are possibilities. In fact, they may recommend rabies prophylaxis for you as well, and quarantine for your cat. It could be that your cat has had a change in her diabetic status and that 4 units of insulin is too high a dose for her now. If your cat suddenly starts drooling when she never did before, it’s a cause for concern. Thanks! Cat Treats. After separating them, gray kitty would have to be locked in a separate room for the better part of a day, otherwise she'd go hunting for the other cat. This can make even quick encounters between cats a potentially injurious experience. I know it was not Charlie because he won't hurt a flee and he has no claws. Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. There were no other cats in the house. My Cat has come home limping after fight (11 Posts) Add message | Report. Heard terrible noise outside so rushed out to see my cat fighting with another cat. I would set … Cat skin heals fast, but what that can mean is that a puncture wound from another cat's incisor can go unnoticed till it abscesses. Waiting until morning is fine unless the cat has deep gashes/bleeding, if the eyeball is scratched or affected, or if your cat is just plain obviously in a lot of pain. Cat fighting and the resultant injuries are a common reason that pets are examined and treated by veterinarians. It may take a week or so but your cat will get back to normal in time. The last thing you want to do after your cat had a fight is offer them a new trauma by scolding them. Cat fights will often start with puffy tails or hissing, spitting, or growling as warning signs, which gives you an opportunity to intervene in a calm manner. WOMEN have been stripping off and brawling in their bikinis for paying fans as part of a shocking new trend. By: Erika Raines El Segundo, CA Replied on 04/19/2011. My indoor cat made those sounds and hid in the same way after he returned from an escape. A trauma like that can take a while to recover from. It's far from certain that your cat has any significant injury from one particular fight. He sleeps, eats, and explores just the same, but at night he is acting weird. Cats in surgical recovery may experience temporary behavioral changes. He remembers who they are by the next day and they go back to being cuddle buddies. then the best rule in these cases is to wait a day or even two or three because if something does get yucky and infected, it will be FAR easier for the vet to spot. I agree with Trexsock, no need for rabies booster. He has long black hair, so I didn't notice until the side of his face started swelling and he started acting kind of sluggish, which had to have been at least a couple of days after it happened. last night (around almost exactly 11:00 pm), he snuck out of the house and got into a fight in my backyard with another neighborhood cat. If the gashes are just nicks then I really don't think a vet visit is warranted. Even if your cat was vaccinated for FIV, the vaccine is not very effective, so you should get him tested. Expert: Dr L Simmon replied 10 hours ago. Indoor cat found after 24 hrs. Let him have his space and keep your routines exactly the same, routines are very calming to animals. Do you know the neighbor cat, and whether it is up to date on shots? In fact, we didn't even realize he had gotten out until we were awakened in the middle of the night by a cat fight on our back porch. If neither of the cats are yours, shoo them away in different directions. Causes of Pet Lethargy. Our indoor cat got outside, maybe tangled with a feral cat. Make sure you are following your veterinarian’s recommendations regarding pain relief or if your cat seems to be in pain, schedule an appointment to have it checked out. My cat (Male & 2 years old) is being strange, but in a complicated way. The most common post-surgical cat behaviors are the result of anesthetics still coursing through your kitty's system hours later. Doesn't sound like a problem - no cat fight problems here. Get their recommendations over the phone before you go in - I have had vets tell me all kinds of different things, some insufficient and some overly dire, in a similar situation. I broke up the fight, but my cat was spooked and wouldn't come to me, so I haven't had a chance to look her over. The most common post-surgical cat behaviors are the result of anesthetics still coursing through … All posts copyright their original authors. I see no injuries and she moves fine but she’s displaying most of the other symptoms above. 07 of 10. I have two cats, Charlie and Danny. Grain Free Cat Food for Urinary/Bladder Health. Cats will fight for numerous reasons, predominantly as a result of social friction. When he came back he was sort of limping. Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. Disruption to routine makes a cat skittish. For a bit of anecdata: about a year ago my cat got in a little scuffle that resulted in a pretty nice puncture wound on his face right beside his eye. Eventually he came back to being the same friendly old cat he always was. Female “catfighters” in Northern Ireland can earn up to £150 in return for d… Danny was in a fight a couple days ago. A young woman has claimed a violent mid-air brawl on a Jetstar flight that forced an emergency landing in Bali to remove six aggressive passengers was sparked by a disagreement over a seat. 0 Stories 0 Votes Ask a Vet Ask a Vet. It couldn't hurt to have some things that smell familiar-like-home in with the freaked out cat. We once had a cat hide out for a couple of weeks after a (to him, at least) "terrible event". Join 6,459 readers in helping fund MetaFilter. Of course, it. Not knowing what to expect while your kitty's recovering can make this even worse. Taking him now would compound his terror, and increase the likelihood that you'd be scratched. My cat has just returned home after a cat fight. If your cat seriously threatens you, another person, or another pet—and the behavior isn't an isolated incident—you should seek help as soon as possible from a cat behavior specialist. Have you seen any sign of the mean intruder? After he realizes he's safe, your cat will calm down, and then you can check him for cuts and bites, and then head off to the vet. If this doesn't go away after today, then I suggest getting a, I would take kitty to the vet and make sure. If you can get the cat to let you near it, I would try to wash any scratches or bites with warm water and some kind of cloth or paper towel, potentially salt water for its anti-microbial effects but not so salty it stings the cat horribly. We reinforced all of the windows and have had no issues since then. How beat up is your cat? Never hit your cat when it is fighting, or after it's done fighting to punish it. When cats fight, they inflict deep wounds by biting with their canine teeth. How long after being scratched/bitten can I wait to go into the vet? She had no blood, scratches or bites on her as far as I can see, she is not licking herself anywhere. Can I wait (providing it is minor injuries), or should I find an emergency vet? My old cat was the same way, but recovered after a couple of hours. Add one tablespoon of rice cereal or boiled white rice. Your cat may have encountered a predator and no longer feels safe. We tried waiting, training, calming spray, an herbal product from our vet called Nutricalm and, finally, after several years and several recurrences, Prozac. Put some food, water a favourite bed or blanket with a familiar smell on and a kitty litter box in with it and when all the cats are calmer open the door and let it come out when it is ready. The male cat, Jack, took it very well. Some cat bites and scratches can be nearly invisible, so the only way to tell they exist is by seeing abnormal behavior in your cat, swelling, limping, or tenderness. Those last few items blew my theory out of the water. Managing the needs of a scared cat requires a calm and relaxed owner. By being aware of your cat's regular activities and his general healthy physical appearance, it will be easier to notice little changes and identify when he's sick. Seeking vet for cat with joint, skeletal, or... Hey Brooklyn Mefites, do you love your veterinarian. Once the cats are separated, pick up your cat. Give her time to calm down. Your cat had a very scary experience and then when it thought it was safe things got scary again (though what happened is pretty normal when there are 2 cats in the house and one comes back smelling different) he needs some space to process it, fussing it and the like will just stress it. We turned on the light and saw a cat that looked amazingly identical to our boy tangling with a yellow tabby that runs around the neighborhood. The new cat was a female, about 3-4 months old. Do you have any idea whether she might have fallen a significant distance, or landed awkwardly? Helpful 0 Not Helpful 1. Of course, if you see obvious problems like mobility issues, then by all means take it. She's very subdued but ate some dinner. Having a vet check over ALL of a spooked kitty for damage means there's strong possibility they will miss something. Rosa Pomar/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 Treats are a wonderful way to “love” your pets because critters don’t have a choice; they all have to eat. She's home. Thanks everyone. My 5 year old male cat was fine yesterday morning. Tried to spray other cat with water but he didn't care and kept attacking my lovely little boy. Cat bites usually become infected as their needle point teeth puncture through the skin and muscle leaving behind bacteria which can fester and cause nasty infections. I will check her out more thoroughly soon, but no obvious wounds. I just wanted to add my sympathies, because the low-pitched growls are scary, but those insane screams of fury made my husband and I emotional wrecks. by: Anonymous We were convinced we had brought home the wrong cat. However something must have taken effect overnight. Share this conversation. She’s had painkiller s and antibiotics, but still just lying down and subdued 1.5 hours after the vet visit. The vet seemed very unalarmed by all of this, cleaned/shaved around the wound, gave him an antibiotic shot and determined he didn't need stitches. So glad to hear it! She is usually in and out a lot, and I haven't seen her since mid afternoon, and it's now after dark. Give your cat a good once-over tonight if you are able to see if there are any significant wounds/sore spots. Causes of Bite Wounds in Cats A bite wound typically occurs as a result of a fight or rough play between two cats or your cat and another animal. Everything I've read about cats biting humans says to get it treated by an MD pronto. They will normally cause severe abscesses which can appear soon after a fight. The emotional signs exhibited by a cat that has been intentionally mishandled or abused can vary greatly from those found in a cat that has been hurt in a fight, or a cat that has hurt itself by accident. My cat just got into a fight with a neighbor's cat. I try to hold the warm damp cloth like a compress if my cat is chilled out enough to let you. Pain after an injury can also keep your cat from feeling as happy as it usually is. That has stopped now. by Grace56 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:49 am Dave had one hell of a scrap this morning with another cat. Cat-girl was in a fight last week, and got her eye injured in the process. Your body language and reactions to your cats when they are fighting is very important. It is getting later in the day, my regular vet is closing soon, and I may have to wait until morning to see them. There was no way the cat had been in contact with another cat. An infected bite or cut will take a few days to be easily spotted.*. They mostly stayed in different parts of the house, or worked it out, but occasionally the gray one would go totally insane and attack the other. As others said above, the big concern is a bite that abscesses--but that won't happen for a couple of days. If you see any blood at all, a preventive visit to the vet tomorrow would be a good idea. Now he is angry towards our other cat, jumps on the dining room table and scratches the couch and tries to get outside. Nth waiting it out. I have heard mixed reviews on whether it's good/bad to clean with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, so I just don't (also they sting, so it's harder on the cat). Our cat had reactions like this just from smelling/hearing strays through the window. There's variables to consider in a cat fight. My cat limped in last night. It’s likely they’ve inherited this behaviour from their wild ancestors as cats in the wild who are suffering from an injury will often try to hide it in an attempt to dupe predators into thinking they’re not vulnerable. Give him some time to feel and smell like himself again. Knowing which ones signal danger can keep you both more comfortable. Pay close attention to your cat's eating, drinking, and elimination until you take him to the vet. These wounds can remain hidden by hair. Ask MetaFilter is a question and answer site that covers nearly any question on earth, where members help each other solve problems. Pain after an injury can also keep your cat from feeling as happy as it usually is. Bites can be bad, but they're worse if they're in a place the cat can't clean themselves, so a bite she can reach that isn't too deep may need no attention while a shallow bite where she can't reach might need treatment. I give im a LOT of attention and what worries me most is that he has cuts on his ears, a bite mark on his back. it was pitch black so i couldn't see anything, i only heard screeching, hissing, and growling outside my window. It unnerved me the first couple of times, but I eventually learned she just needed some time to calm down. Yet tiffs among felines are more common than you might think. i made an account just so i could ask this, ive been really worried about my cat the past 24 hours or so. Add message | Report. It is OK for hr to have tuna but it does not contain taurine which is essential in a cats diet So she needs to eat some cat food too. He slept in the dark, close area until he felt safe enough to come out. After the nasty cat finally left he hid but has now come in limping with a scratch on each ear. My kid in veterinary school says if there's nothing obvious like major gashes, eye shut, etc. i made an account just so i could ask this, ive been really worried about my cat the past 24 hours or so. I think she injured herself running away. A cat fight abscess was out of the question. Shortly after giving my cat her insulin shot, she just acts exhausted, and sometimes goes under the bed and sleeps for a long time.She gets 4 units of insulin twice a day. posted by Trexsock at 5:48 AM on February 19, 2012 . How to deal with memories from an animal attack? nthing wait it out. If your cat is sleeping all day and not eating or generally just seems like he's not feeling well, there's a good chance he may be sick. My poor cat is new to the outdoors at 2 yrs old and she got in a fight with another cat for the first time. I would wait at least a day. Only if your cat needs stitches or would need some kind of shot. She would hiss at him and he would back away. Your cat may be sleepy, inactive, "out of it" -- in a word, she's probably acting stoned. Cats can get very scared by a bad experience. If you find a puncture wound and your cat will let you, try to wash it well with hydrogen peroxide and keep it open so it heals from the inside out. Introduction The family unit is a bee-hive of activity and emotions where, at times, voices can be raised and the kids fight over a game or opinion. I have been out calling for her all day, and her favorite neighbor is also looking for her. I think you can safely wait until tomorrow unless there is a really major gash (very unlikely). Worst case is that one of the wounds will abcess and this will definitely result in a vet visit. By John Gilpatrick The average dog sleeps upwards of 10 hours per day, while most cats clock a solid 12 hours of shut-eye, meaning that in a given day, there’s a 50-50 chance your pet is sleeping whenever you see them. When he finally made his way back to our porch at about 4AM the next night, he ran into the bathroom and hid under the vanity for an entire day. However, the vet wouldn't have been able to tell that right away. That will clear up the diarrhea. Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0. Often cat fights sound way worse than they are. During the day he acts his normal self. My tenant's kitty is ok too, he came out of the basement and settled down. Unexpected loud noises will make a cat fearful. Catnip sometimes helped. Call the vet! Unless your cat is showing visible signs that they’ve has been in a fight, like limping or wounds, it is common for catfight injuries to go unnoticed. I hope she doesn't. They fought and chased to several locations while we shouted for them to stop and eventually the ended up in the bathroom, screeching and clawing more intensely than we've ever seen. I am guessing she will need to go to the vet to get any bites/scratches attended to. Both can cause bruising and crushing of tissue leading to severe pain. This will prevent it from re-engaging with the other cat. sarah says: August 15, 2014 at 4:08 am Hello this article was most informative thanks! Frowner: Rabias has an incubation period of weeks and it's unlikely the cat has caught it if they already had their vaccines up to date. I determined he was not injured, when he finally let me get near, but he kept this weird behavior up for about a week. He came back inside and is now growling and screeching in the bathroom. I have just noticed that she has withdrawn into a corner for the past 2 hours , and is not letting me … read more I broke up the fight, but my cat was spooked and wouldn't come to me, so I haven't had a chance to look her over. It freaked her out so much that she misplaced her aggression onto whomever was nearby. He was more accepting of her in the first two days. These darn critters. Knowing the subtle signs of illness will help you get your cat the attention he needs. I am guessing she will need to go to the vet to get any bites/scratches attended to. I once had two cats that didn't get along. I think he's just confused. This cat looked quite a bit smaller than Dave, and Dave was on … Also, he has had his shots and boosters in the past, but they are not up to date. Try fancy feast, 9 lives, friskies or any flavors they carry in your country. Behavioral change in a cat is highly dependent upon the type of injury that it sustained. Behavioral change in a cat is highly dependent upon the type of injury that it sustained. Subdued after fight. She walked/jumped okay upon return and ate well. They may fight over a female, for a higher place in the pecking order, or to defend territory. it was pitch black so i couldn't see anything, i only heard screeching, hissing, and growling outside my window. What I would keep in mind, though, is that in about 2 months or so you will want to take him in and get him tested for FELV and FIV. I couldn't get a vet appointment for another ~2 days after that. Mom or dad calms the children down, hearing both points of view and in time, they are once again playing happily. She's ok, but unfortunately expensive business to get checked out, but better than an infection and losing the eye. Cats who drool when they’re nervous or very happy have done it their entire lives, McGonigle notes. Make sure the cat has food, water, and a litterbox in the bathroom and leave him be for a while . He won't get up from his spot and keeps sleeping. It was probably the neighbor's EVIL cat. Sending your furry best friend into the operating room is stressful under any circumstance. When this happens, bite wounds can occur. Although cats may also attack dogs, they most commonly attack other cats. I'm sorry to hear this has happened and appreciate you must be very concerned. Join 6,459 readers in helping fund MetaFilter. They will see you panic and they will do the same so if you remain calm they will also be more relaxed. Adult male cats may threaten, and sometimes fight with, other males. Hopefully yours will reorient and mellow out faster, but misplaced aggression is a thing to ask your vet about if it lingers. last night (around almost exactly 11:00 pm), he snuck out of the house and got into a fight in my backyard with another neighborhood cat. She had her shots and rabies but I’m worried is all:/ Maybe it’s just a pride thing! Knowing the subtle signs of illness will help you get your cat the attention he needs. He never hissed until the new female cat did. My cat had a similar incident recently, and she did need care. One of my cats who seldom goes out was gone for several days, and when he came home he was freaked out like this, hid under the couch, would not go near any of us. His terror subsided after a day of that terrible noise. The emotional signs exhibited by a cat that has been intentionally mishandled or abused can vary greatly from those found in a cat that has been hurt in a fight, or a cat that has hurt itself by accident. Even cats that have been raised in the same household can occasionally have disagreements over food, toys or a favorite sitting spot and use fangs and claws to settle the dispute. You may notice that your cat acting strangely after a fight. My cat just got into a fight with a neighbor's cat. If a cat is suddenly scared of everything, consider if anything in its life is different. 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