Wash the wound

The first thing you need to do as soon as possible to clean the wound. The bite may not be deep, however wash it you still need, the mouth of a cat contains a large number of microbes that are potentially dangerous for human health. Rinse the wound with plain water. In the case of severe bleeding and deep bites will cover the wound with a bandage and go to the doctor, she needs to see a specialist.

Deep wounds are not the only reasons for seeking medical help. Contact your doctors if you feel severe pain, they can indicate nerve damage. Do not attempt to self-treat if you have disease not allowing the body to fight infection (diseases of the liver and lungs, diabetes, etc.).


If you are asked to physicians, considering that the wound is not serious, it can appear infection. It is likely to spread on an already dead part of your skin. In such cases, doctors sometimes do not hurry to treat the bites. Some such injuries are given a few days, they began to heal themselves. This time is necessary to ensure that the bite does not contain more infections. Then the injury is sutured in the usual way. In some cases, the bite can be deep enough to require surgery for its treatment. However, this most often occurs through the bites of dogs than cats.


In addition to handling the bite doctors may prescribe various antibiotics that will help to prevent further spread of the infection. Bites of cats, antibiotics are prescribed more frequently than dog bites. This is because the risk of catching an infection from a cat bite is much higher. Antibiotics are also prescribed in cases where the injury over time does not pass, and only causes more and more discomfort, if you are preparing for surgery and you must get the infection under control as soon as possible. Indications for use of this is and complications of trauma, e.g., redness, the appearance of tumors, bleeding, etc.


Rabies is an extremely dangerous disease that is passed from animals, for example bites. The most common cause of this disease become stray dogs, however, might be dangerous and can bite cats. Rabies progresses very quickly, so if you have a suspicion that the cat may be infected (for example, you don't know, did the master of her flu shot), immediately seek medical help.