Posted on Nov 7, 2014 . Its okay for cats to eat shrews since another person said that cats eat shrews a lot and they don't die of poisoning. If your cat has suffered a bite wound you should seek immediate veterinary care, regardless of the severity. Tularemia causes acute illness, enlarged lymph nodes, abdominal pain, jaundice, and organ system failure. My guess is that it will not be fatal for your cat but will put her out of sorts for a day or two. In the past week I caught 3 shrews in the mouse traps set in my garage. 8 years ago. If a shrew were to bite one of your cats, it could po­ten­tially re­sult in swelling of the af­fected limb such as you have de­scribed. - Answered by a verified Cat Vet ... cat: eaten..aggressive..bite..my neighbors, could he have rabies. I spotted my next door neighbour’s cat, catching and playing with a shrew that he had caught. Infection in cats occurs from ingestion of an infected animal, contaminated water, or the bite of a blood sucking insect. This is probably because of the noxious, musky odor that distressed shrews emit. my cat has recently became quite the hunter, he has brought me half eaten birds and shrews. My cat has killed a short tail shrew, will it make him sick. My cats recenty caught one. In hu­mans, a bite from a shrew can cause lo­cal­ized red­ness, in­flam­ma­tion and swelling sim­i­lar to a bee sting. By Dorita Hanke | Reply. Will a shrew's bite harm my cat? How­ever, this is ex­tremely rare. From 225 quotes ranging from $300 - $2,000. Most snakebites occur on either the muzzle or leg of a cat. Even humans feel the bites as victims describe a, “local burning sensation around the tooth puncture marks and subsequent swelling”. I had peanut butter on the traps and they probably were attracted to that. If the cat seems sick, you should see a veterinarian. Shrews; Cats; Dear Pete. The … Cats are particularly good at shrew management, though they don’t usually eat the kill. Symptoms of Bite Wounds in Cats. Bite Wounds Average Cost. 0 0. I thought it was voles I had at my new place, but upon pictures and research I have found it is the northern short tailed shrew - which is poisonous. Never thought they were around! In many cases, it will be obvious that your cat has been in an altercation. The only thing I can think of is tat the shrew had been poisoned and the cat has been affected by it. If that has been done, the chances for getting rabies should be low. Average Cost. November 23, 2019. Anonymous. $800. Was the bite wound properly washed with soap and water? I’m sure that with the shot of tetanus you would have also received a course of antibiotics to prevent would infection. He kept washing his mouth and paws, in between the high jinks. If you are worried though consult your vet. However, they said they think a short tailed shrew's bite is poisonous. Since it is un­usual for cats … The shrew’s bite is venomous. Examine the area of the snakebite. 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