Cat Bites Pose Little-Known Health Dangersthe daily dish
Take care during playtime with Fluffy. The playful bites your cat takes out of your hand could lead to serious medical issues. A Mayo Clinic study has concluded that cat bites are a much greater health risk than previously believed. The bites can be difficult to treat because a cat's teeth are sharp enough to penetrate deep into your skin. Even if you feel only a slight sting from that nip on your hand, it could cause severe infection that may need surgery. While dog bites can create more of an open wound by tearing, cat bites are small punctures that reach a closed space deep under your skin. It may be time to teach your cat that hands aren't toys.