HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Generally cats are pretty gentle animals, but every once and a while they will attack. When they do, it can be vicious!
According to Dr. Bonnie Lohrbach, a cat bite is scary because it can cause deep puncture wounds because cats have long slender teeth.
So don't let it happen. Don't leave a young child alone with a pet: don't try to separate fighting cats; leave animals alone when they are eating.
Call your doctor. It is best to be seen and evaluated within 8 hrs of being bitten. Cat bites often cause infection.
When you have a cat bite, if an infection occurs, it can progress quickly. Call your doctor if you notice signs of infection.