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My cat bit my eye, do I automatically need antibiotics?

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My cat bit my eye, do I automatically need antibiotics?


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A cat bite is one of the dirtiest bites you can have. Since it is the eye, I would definitely recommend a visit to your medical provider or a walk-in clinic. Even though I'm sure your cat is all up to date with her shots, the flora in a cat's mouth can still cause serious infection if the wound isn't cleaned properly and prophylactic antibiotics given. I would also ask about a tetanus shot it you aren't up to date.

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