Children's Health and Wellness

Care for Cat Bites

A bite from a cat should always be followed up with a call to your doctor, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. That's because a cat bite often becomes infected. If you are scratched but not bitten, you may not need to call the doctor, unless the scratch is infected.

Print Source: American Academy of Family Physicians
Online Source: American Academy of Family Physicianshttp://www.familydoctor.org/
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 3/25/2005
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