How to Break Up a Catfight

Hiss! Yeow! If you’ve ever been startled by these sounds, then you’ve probably witnessed a catfight between your usually tolerant tabbies.

Your first reaction was probably to grab one of your cats by the scruff of the neck, putting a quick end to the terrifying tango of clawing and biting.

Wrong idea.

In this frenzy, one or both felines can puncture your skin with bites or deep scratches, which can become infected, requiring antibiotics, sutures or even surgery. Serious infections can even lead to cat scratch disease.

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