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Why cat`s stings it is more dangerous dog?

Traditionally people are afraid of dogs, including cats lovely and absolutely harmless more. Alas, results of scientific researches approve the return: cat`s stings it is far more dangerous to people, than dog. Danger of stings of cats is caused by features of a structure of their teeth putting deep, but hardly noticeable outside of damage that can lead to infection of fabrics.

Claws and teeth - the natural weapon of cats and dogs which pets sometimes give as arguments in disputes with the owners. Traditionally people are afraid of dogs, including cats lovely and absolutely harmless more. Alas, results of scientific researches approve the return: cat`s stings it is far more dangerous to people, than dog.

Authors of article published in “Journal of Hand Surgery“ came to such conclusions. According to them, every third patient, the victim of cat`s teeth, appears on a hospital bed, and not because of danger of wounds per se, and from - for the accompanying infections caused by the bacteria which are deeply getting into joints and fabrics at the time of a sting.

“Dot stings can cause the real problem as bacteria get into sinews and joints where they can develop, using relative protection against blood and immune system“, - the leading author of research surgeon Brian Carlsen (Brian Carlsen) believes.

Research captured 193 patients who were forced to be treated for consequences of cat`s stings by a hand from January, 2009 to 2011. Two thirds of the hospitalized patients needed surgical intervention to cope with an infection. Most of victims made women.

Doctors found out that people scornfully treat cat`s stings which are more often similar to a prick, than on the real trauma as, for example, damages from dog teeth. However doctor Carlsen says that it is only illusion: “Stings of cats seem insignificant, but as we know and as shows research, those are not. They can be very serious“.

Danger of stings of cats is caused by features of a structure of their teeth. “Teeth of dogs more stupid therefore they do not get too deeply and, as a rule, after a sting leave a big wound. Cat`s teeth are sharp and can get very deeply, bringing bacteria in joints and sinews“, - Carlsen explains.

The inhabitant of Minnesota Down of Botun (Dawn Bothun) learned in justice of doctor Carlsen by own experience. She was hospitalized as a result of a cat`s sting, but before it week did not ask for the help, including a sting of a pet of a black cat harmless. “I washed out wrist wound and put on it antiseptics, - Botun told. - I thought that I will cope with it independently, but in a week could not move a hand“.

Treatment continued eight weeks, the account for it exceeded 15 thousand dollars. “The infection from a cat`s sting reached my sinews, - the victim explained. - Every time when the wound was sewn up after washing, the infection only became worse. Pain forced me to climb literally on a wall“.

Got to Paul Geylord (Paul Gaylord) from Oregon even more. In 2012 he carried out in a coma of 27 days after as a result of a cat`s sting causative agents of bubonic plague got to its organism.

Based on collected data, Brian Carlsen warns that it is necessary to take stings of domestic cats seriously: “It can look as a pin prick, but if the cat bites a hand, as a rule, it is necessary to go to the doctor“.

Be careful with pets!