My MIL was attacked by a wild cat last week and had to go to the Emergency room. She said all they did was give her a Tetanus shot. She was bitten pretty badly on the back of the head/neck. I was just wondering the risk for Rabies since this was a wild cat who has been roaming the neighborhood for quite some time. Would a Tetanus shot take care of it if the cat DID have rabies? Should she go back to the Dr. and get a Rabies shot just to be on the safe side?
I don't know much about this so any information would be helpful!
Ditto, janewhite! If your MIL was bitten by a wild animal, I would think she'd have to have rabies shots to be safe. She needs to contact her own physician. I would rather be safe than sorry. It's better not to take chances.