I was badly infected by a cat bite in 1969. I was home on a weekend pass from Ft. Dix, and found one of our cats entangled in some window screening. I tried to free it, but in its panic he chewed my finger. I had to return to Ft. Dix, New Jersey, in a few hours, and got no treatment at home.
Two days later my hand was all swollen & inflamed. I lanced & drained it on my own, until I could get permission to go on sick call. I was given antibiotics, and a week later it finally cleared up. Cat bites are nasty things.