I remember Phylis's ordeal with a cat bite. Although I have never been bitten , my daughter was yesterday. She has two older male house cats. about 10-12 years old. One tries to escape when he can, never goes further than the yard . Yesterday morning when she went for the paper, he ran out. She was alone and ran out with wet hair and grabbed him. He turned and snarled and she dropped him, then flattened him with her hand . When she picked him up he really bit her on her right hand. Her husband took her to Patient First where she was treated and given antibiotics. Today it's still swollen, and I think she should go back to the doctor. I know others here have been bitten. It's the worse kind of animal bite, but I don't know why. Any advice from those who had first hand experience.