It sounds hard to believe, but pet injuries (especially dog bites) comprise the second most common childhood injury requiring emergency-room care. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 60 percent of the 4.7 million people bitten each year are children.
Cats can scratch and or bite, both of which can be dangerous. Generally cat bites will look less traumatic but are equally or more dangerous than dog bites!
Here Are a Few Tips on How to Avoid Cat Bites and Scratches
For more information on cat bites and scratches, please read The Danger of Pet Bites Or Cat Scratch Disease.