A video posted on YouTube appears to capture a dog dragging a boy off his tricycle. A cat then rushes at the dog and chases it away.
The boy's mother, Erica Triantafilo, told KERO-TV in Bakersfield, Calif., that her son needed a few stitches but is doing fine.
The cat, named Tara, belongs to the family, and the dog is the pet of a neighbor, KERO-TV reports.
The video was posted on YouTube today and has a time stamp of May 13.
USA TODAY Network has reached out to Roger Triantafilo, the father of the boy, who posted the video to YouTube, for more details of the attack.