What are bites and scratches?

Also known as: animal bites and scratches, dog and cat bite and scratches.

A bite is a wound inflicted by a mouth, while a scratch is a wound from paws or claws. These terms are usually used medically to refer to wounds inflicted by a pet or animal.

Reviewed by: Jose R. Rosa-Olivares, M.D.

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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