How to Minimize, if Not Prevent, the Risks of Infection from Cat Bites and Scratches

If you own a cat or have previously volunteered at a cat shelter, you have probably experienced cat bites and scratches. Aggressive cats can inflict painful wounds which can be treated at home if they are not that serious. However, major wounds may require special attention.
Are Bites from Cats Dangerous?
Cat bites can be dangerous as one can get infected by bacteria present in the animal’s mouth. The most common bacteria found in the mouth of cats are known as Pasteurella multocida. When the infected cat bite …