Cat Bites!!!

While we’ve been focusing on dog bites this week, cat bites can in some cases be more severe. Cat saliva contains a number of serious disease-causing bacteria. Cat bites can become abscessed or even cause infections of the blood stream (sepsis), bones, or joints. If you are bitten by a cat, and especially if the wound is on your hand, you should be seen by a doctor immediately. This is why we often have our technicians hold your cat for us when we are performing scary or painful procedures such as giving vaccines- while most kitties won’t normally bite their owners, being in the clinic is a nerve-wracking experience and can make cats bite unexpectedly. We would hate to have you follow your vet visit with a trip to urgent care! Check out the link for more information about what else might make a cat act aggressively. 

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