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I was scratched by my own cat. Do I have to go to the doctor for the vaccine injection or something?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
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In brief: Probably not

Wash with soap and water and keep an eye on the wound.
If it swells, becomes red, is hot to the touch, and the surrounding skin becomes very tender, see your doctor immediately. If it heals normally, there's nothing you need to do. This answer is assuming you are a responsible pet owner, that you bring your cat to the vet annually, and that the cat is fully vaccinated.

In brief: Probably not

Wash with soap and water and keep an eye on the wound.
If it swells, becomes red, is hot to the touch, and the surrounding skin becomes very tender, see your doctor immediately. If it heals normally, there's nothing you need to do. This answer is assuming you are a responsible pet owner, that you bring your cat to the vet annually, and that the cat is fully vaccinated.
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