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Norwich terrior bitten by something. Does she need tetanus

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Norwich terrior bitten by something. Does she need tetanus antitoxin? I only have equine tet. 1500 units is this ok?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is tet bleeding a lot?
Customer: No
JA: Phew. How old is tet?
Customer: 2 yr
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about tet?
Customer: Just does she need it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Linda replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your question today.

I am so sorry about your terrier's bite wound, but you do not have to worry about tetanus. Dogs are inherently very resistant to tetanus. There is not even a commercial tetanus vaccine made for dogs, & you definitely do not want to give the equine version.

Just keep an eye out for any infection from the bite, but she will never get tetanus.

I hope this makes sense & has addressed your question. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Thank you.

Expert:  Dr Linda replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr Linda