so my cat wouldn't just eat his flea pill (Comfortis), so the vet. told me to open his mouth put it in the back of his throat, hold his head up and he would swallow it. I got bit in the process basically didn't work, but my finger has doubled in size! I was trying to find out if I comfortis got in my finger when he (the cat) bit me if it would cause me any harm?
See your dr. Cat bites can be dangerous, causing infection, much like dog bites. They make treats to put pills inside to give to animals. There are also syringes that will push it to the back of the throat to give them medicines. Check out your local pet store for medication aides.
Hi, mbzf! No, the medication isn't a problem, but more than half of cat bites and scratches can become severely infected. You need to get to your family doctor, a walk-in clinic, or an Emergency Room as soon as possible and get on some antibiotics!!
Best wishes, WildcatVet
PS. Ask your veterinarian for flea drops (Frontline, Vector, Revolution, etc.) that you can just apply to the back of kitty's neck.
First my cat bit me numerous times (he was disabled). One time I developed cellulitis which is very painful and dangerous and one time I developed cellulitis and sepsis. I ended up in the hospital because both are very dangerous. Cats by nature have dirty mouths. My cat couldn't use a litter box (he had to wear diapers) cause he couldn't walk. That gave me a false sense of security because I thought since he had clean feet I was safe. WRONG. You need to see a dr asap.
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