My cat attacked my beardie.

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My cat attacked my beardie.

Postby ElijahWalker » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:19 pm

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She has a scratch(?) on her arm after the cat clawed at her from under the door, and I think it is healing. She doesnt seem too bothered by it, but i think I should be concerned about it.
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Re: My cat attacked my beardie.

Postby ElijahWalker » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:27 pm

Here is her wound: http://imgur.com/usNhDjM
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Re: My cat attacked my beardie.

Postby AHBD » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:30 pm

Cats have a lot of bacteria in their saliva so it may be infected. It looks swollen, is it ? If so I'd get her to a vet for antibiotics ASAP. You can also apply raw unpasteurized honey to kill bacteria + disinfect it.
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Re: My cat attacked my beardie.

Postby ElijahWalker » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:41 am

Her hand/arm isn't swollen at all but i will use raw honey, thanks.
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Re: My cat attacked my beardie.

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:45 am

ElijahWalker wrote:Here is her wound: http://imgur.com/usNhDjM

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That looks like a broken arm in that photo as well as a penetrating claw and fang wound , it is DEFINITELY swollen.

I think this qualifies as a VET EMERGENCY …. don't mess about with this kind of cat attack injury as they become lifethreatening systemic infections VERY FAST - time is of the essence to get on top of the pathogens (viruses, bacteria that are on cat nails and teeth are very nasty and very hard to treat / kill).
I urge you to tell the vet the dragon is victim of cat attack and ask he take a very good look at the obvious injuries and check for other injuries caused by the cat (broken bones , organ damage (internal bleeding).

Honey will not cut it in this case. I speak from experience of rehabilitating a rescued wild skink who was attacked by a cat.
Powerful broad spectrum antibiotics (IM injections and oral) are what will be required and it's likely a long course and even then there are no guarantees your dragon wont succumb to a systemic infection.
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Re: My cat attacked my beardie.

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:08 am

update ?

has a vet started treatment ?
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