Question by  ruth (407)

Does my cat have rabies?

How do I know?


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Poor coordination, excessive drooling, fever, strange irritability and weird behavior- these are the symptoms, however, by the time they present, this is very, very dangerous to you and your pet.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

There is no way to tell if an animal has rabies without looking in its brain. If you suspect your cat of having rabies it needs to be placed in quarantine immediately.

Reply by xxxx (1):
False, mammakat got it right, there are obvious ways of seeing it as it progresses the 3-4-5-6 days deadline until death unless he fights it off(which is..rare).

Poor coordination, OVER friendly, strange.....weird...attacking, circling.odd behavior, and then add the foaming, MUCH MORE poor coordination and usually, extremely agressive.  add a comment

Answer by  joshm89 (491)

A good way to know is if the cat is foaming from the mouth. Not only that, but they experience severe aggression.


Answer by  HilaryC (1382)

Your cat would be very angry and aggressive if it had rabies. If it was attacked by an animal that you believe had rabies, notify your vet. Also, your cat should be fine if you had its rabies shots. Take it to the vet to be sure.


Answer by  twconroy (148)

The symptoms of rabies are unusual behaviors accompanied by staggering, excessive drooling and confusion. The only real way to know if a cat has rabies is to get it tested by a vet.


Answer by  Dreamlight (856)

The most common symptoms of rabies are foaming at the mouth, skittishness, and hallucinations. The best thing to do for your cat in case of rabies is to try and coax them into a cat carrier so they can be taken to a vet for treatment.


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

The best way to know is to call your vet. If the cat does have rabies you really don't want to be bitten or scratched. Humans can get it.


Answer by  lillybby (359)

if your cat has rabbies it will probably be foaming white stuff out of its mouth. If it is acting spaced out, or in a trance as well as aggressive.


Answer by  Tracy15 (821)

Well is it foaming at the mouth and is it acting very aggresivly? If these signs are present I would consider taking the cat to the vet.


Answer by  Dreamlight (856)

The most common symptoms of rabies are foaming at the mouth and extreme skittishness due to hallucinations. If your cat has rabies don't corner it, but try to crate it.


Answer by  adeadbear (7)

There is no physical test for rabies, you have to do a blood test. If the cat seems to be acting strangely, hostile, drooling, hissing, it could be rabies.

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