Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Either way, you can get a nasty infection from *any* bite. Cat bites being the absolute worst. If you get bit by a cat, get yourself to a dr to get antibiotics adn a tetnus shot. My cat Flame bit me a few years ago and within one day my thumb was hugely red and infected...granted, she did get her teeth to the bone (she was a tad upset with me). On the other hand, I was also bit by a dog that I was grooming, got me under the thumb nail and basically ripped the fleshy part of my thumb off to teh knuckle. I rinsed it out, stuck it all back together and wrapped it up wtih paper towel adn tape (we were a little short on the med supplies). Don't think I even went on antibiotics for that on and it healed up nicely. Have never been bit by a person, so no comparison there.