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A Mayo Clinic study has found that cat bites may be more dangerous than originally thought. What feels like a small nip can lead to severe infections and possible hospitalization, Mother Nature Network reports. Credit: Getty Creative Cats do not have more bacteria in their mouths than dogs, but they typically bite deeper into the skin with their teeth. When they seem to be taking a friendly nip, they are actually pushing germs into tissues and joints that are more likely to cause infection. "It can be just a pinpoint bite mark that can cause a real problem because the bacteria get into the tendon sheath or into the joint where they can grow with relative protection from the blood and immu...

Your cat's love nips might turn into something not so lovely. According to Mercury News, cat bites can be more serious than many expect. Due to the bacteria found in cats and humans, feline bites can become easily infected, and in some cases, even deadly. Princy N. Kumar, head of the infectious diseases division at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital shared that close to 50 percent of all cat bites become infected. "People underestimate the danger," Kumar told Mercury News, "and don't realize they should get a bite looked...