8 reasons Why Do Cat Scratches Itch


Cat Scratch Disease can happen if your cat licks your open wound, scratches you, and bites you.

Bartonella Henselae (Cat Scratch Disease)

It gets into your cat’s blood through flea dirt and flea bites.

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that causes the skin to swell and redden, which forms a rash that is really hot when you touch it.


If a cat scratch from itching becomes a rash, you’ll need antibiotics to treat it.

For those people who are allergic to cats, the scratch will cause problematic itching.


The scratch and area around it will redden and scratched skin may break out in hives.

Tetanus is a bacterial infection that passes from animals to humans through scratches and animal bites.


Fortunately, tetanus is commonly vaccinated against, and it usually lasts for 10 years.

Ringworm is a fungal infection that lives within a cat’s nails and skin.


If you have any contact with a cat that has ringworm, you could also get it through scratches.

If you, besides a cat scratch, have some other symptoms, you may have an infection.


You should make sure that your cat is immunized against dangerous diseases!

The bacteria Yersinia pestis  causes bubonic plague that cats  can catch if they are bitten by  fleas, or they have eaten infected  mice.

Bubonic Plague

If your cat scratches, it can pass it  on to you and cause itching.

Although not likely, it’s still  possible to get infected with  toxoplasmosis  just because your cat scratched  you.


Licking paws will pass the  bacteria to the cat’s claws, and it  will cause infection through feces.