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How to survive a cat attack

How to survive a cat attack

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How to survive a cat attack

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How to survive a cat attack

Cats are cute, cuddly, friendly, and sometimes deadly. Your friendly friend might look like they are inviting you for a cuddle, but this may be a trap that might lead to you getting injured. A small, friendly cat bite today may lead to an amputation tomorrow. Same as dogs, cat bites can also lead to a series of complications like rabies, swollen body parts, and neurological seizures. It's estimated in the United States that there are 400,000 cat bites every year and 66,000 visits to the hospital. How do you know a cat who's about to attack? What do you do when a cat attacks? What do you do after being bitten?

Here's how to survive a cat attack.


1. How do you know if a cat is about to attack?

I. Understand your cat's body language.

Most cats love to be cuddled most of the time but not all the time, just as humans, cats have moods. Even though your cat is your pal, doesn't mean it wants to play all the time. Forcing a cat to play with you can lead to aggressiveness, especially when you are strange to the cat.

II. It starts to lift it back.

One way a cat shows its anger is by raising its back slightly upward. This is a clear warning sign for you to back off. Cats tend to do this in defense and when a cat does this, it's advisable to back off as soon as it does this but don't turn your back at an angry cat.

III. its sound.

When a cat starts to meow or screech loudly with its ears pointing backward, stay away. This is one of the ways a cat also expresses anger. It will start exposing its claws slowly. Once a cat pushes its claws forward, it's ready to use it. Cat claws are as sharp as a small knife and contain bacteria gotten from the dirt of the cat's feet. 

IV. Eyes and posture

Once a cat bugles its eyes and leans backward, It's about to jump, the best thing to do is to stay away. Move away from the cat as fast as you can.


2. When a cat strikes.

 I. Place a barrier between you and the cat.


 II. Don't shout

 shouting will make the cat want to attack you, sometimes cats bite when playing with you, shouting at this moment will make the cat feel threatened.


 III. Do not invite your dog 

Most dogs can handle a cat but not all cats. Some cats are so vicious that they'll harm and injure a dog, even bigger ones.


IV. Protect your face.

Make sure the cat doesn't bite any part of your face, especially the eyes. A cat claw on your eyes is certain to cause blindness, no matter the pressure, don't expose your eyes.


V. Don't fight back.

You're stronger than a cat, but it's fiercer. A cat may be playfully biting you, but when you attempt to fight it, it fights back.


Vii. Climb something higher.

 The cat can jump, when you do this, make sure you're somewhere higher than the cat could reach.


3. When it bites.

I. Don't try to pull the cat away, or else you'll be causing more injury. Avoid struggling or else the cat will keep fighting, preferably, it's best you ball up.


II. Get away from the cat.


III. Quickly wash with warm water. 


IV. Wash with Alcohol.


V. When your hand gets swollen, don't try to burst the swollen part.


Vi. Get to the hospital

 Do this as fast as you can, even if your cat is vaccinated, that doesn't mean that its bite won't do you any harm.


 4. How to prevent a cat bite.

I. Know your cat.

This is very essential, not all cats are playful. Some love to be cuddled, while some don't. 


II. The shortest way to a cat's heart is its mouth. 

Feeding your cat constantly will earn you its love and trust. Milk is a cat's favorite and sometimes try varieties of foods. Remember that a hungry cat is an angry cat, a malnourished cat is a vicious one.


III. Don't hit your cat.

They are animals, and they also have feelings, if you don't want a cat to spoil your things, keep it away. When a cat wants to play, don't push it away, even if you're not in the mood.


Iv. Keep cat's enemies away from it.

Chickens, dogs, and other animals who are likely to infuriate the cat should be kept away. A cat is likely to be violent in the presence of an animal who poses a threat, and when it's uncontrollable, it's likely to descend the anger on you.


 Remember: “Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” — James Herriot.


Banjo Muhammed

Accidents are inevitable but what keeps you upfront is knowing what to do and how to stay safe.



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