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Cat Bites and Dental Vacations: The ups and downs of the Danish health care system

By Kay Xander Mellish

I've just arrived back in Denmark after a couple of weeks in the US and the night I got back, my cat bit me. This was not just a little affectionate peck - Fluffy used her sharp teeth, her fangs, to create four bleeding puncture wounds in my leg. I suppose it was partly my fault – I put a call on speakerphone. Fluffy doesn't like speakerphone, because she can hear a person, but she can’t see one, so she assumes I’m some evil magician who has put a person inside a little glowing box, and she bites me. So I was bleeding, and I did what I did the last time she bit me....which was a couple of months ago, the last time I used speakerphone: I called 1813, the Danish government's non-emergency line for off-hour medical situations.

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