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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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I'm a pediatric nurse practitioner and my 15 month patient's

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I'm a pediatric nurse practitioner and my 15 month patient's mother is concerned that he does not stay away from a cat that scratches him when he walks by regardless if the child is taunting the cat or not. The cat does not flee, but stands his ground. What would you suggest to decrease scratches?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry the mother is concerned. The child can get an infection or even cat scratch fever from these wounds.

She should have nail caps put on by a groomer. They last for six weeks at a time and are safe, inexpensive and attractive:

That way the cat is unable to scratch and the child will be safe.

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Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?