The dangers of a cat bite

07/26/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View | Listen to this entire show:

Mary Glenney talked about the dangers of a cat bite. If you are bitten by a cat and the bite is deep enough to draw blood, seek immediate medical attention. Specialists in infectious diseases consider cat bites to be the most dangerous of animal bites. Cats have especially pathogenic bacteria in their mouths. Combine that with the wound of a cat bite. Cats have sharp incisors which give a puncture wound that seals very quickly. Again, specialists consider a cat bite that draws blood to be an injection of bacteria directly into the blood stream. Get immediate medical attention. Most doctors will begin immediate oral antibiotics.

comments powered by Disqus