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Tetanus - Lockjaw

…problems walking or can no longer walk. No test exists for the diagnosis of tetanus. The animal’s appearance and history of the wound must be carefully considered. The veterinarian may use antibiotic therapy to kill the clostridia bacteria. Options include penicillin or metronidazole. Consideration of the side effects with long time use should be taken into account. Cleaning the wound and sedating the pet to control spasms and seizures will also…

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