The Journal Of Hand Surgery published a study showing that 30% of people who were bitten by cats had to be hospitalized, and 8 of the 193 patients had to undergo surgery.
Bites located over the wrists or joints gives a person a higher risk of hospitalization because there is a serious breeding ground for bacteria.
Mayo Clinic reports that cat fangs are very sharp and penetrate tissue very easily.
These lacerations are prone to infection and need to be monitored to avoid serious complications. It is advised to monitor the bites for redness and swelling.