First Aid & Safety Tips : How to Treat a Cat Bite

Because of our fondness for the common household
pet, like cats and dogs, many times, scratches and bites occur across the nation. Hi, I’m
Captain Joe Bruni, and what I’m going to talk about is how to treat the common bite from
the household cat. The bite area could be bleeding, and cause a great deal of discomfort
and pain. The first step is to wash the area with soap and water, and then apply some type
of antiseptic. If there’s bleeding, place some type of direct pressure with a clean
type of bandage, and bandage the area. After the area’s been cleaned and bandaged, monitor
the area for signs of secondary infection; additional redness and swelling, red streaks
leaving the area, or running up further up the body, signs of pus, or any other sign
of infection, medical attention will have to be sought by some medical professional.
The common cat bite can cause a great deal of pain, and discomfort, and bleeding. Treat
the area, clean the area, and then monitor the area for signs of secondary infection.
I’m Captain Joe Bruni. Stay safe, and we’ll see ya’ next time.