Cat bites can be quite unpleasant and are known to cause pain and potential infection.
The mouth of a cat contains numerous germs, including the pasteurella multocida bacteria, which has a knack for overpowering our immune systems. This is why cat bites that break the skin often lead to localized swelling, cat scratch fever, swollen lymph nodes, and even fever. In such cases, it is often necessary to resort to antibiotics like doxycycline and Amoxicillin to effectively treat the infections. Therefore, it is crucial to avoid cat bites as they can not only be painful but also pose a risk to our overall health.
As individuals who handle and groom cats, we find ourselves in situations where the likelihood of being bitten or scratched is quite high. The average cost associated with a cat bite amounts to approximately $1500. When a team member is bitten by a cat, there are expenses involved in seeking urgent medical care, obtaining antibiotics, and compensating for lost work time.