Rufus | June 2011.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

Rufus | June 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

This is a public service announcement. Many folks may associate tetanus with rusty nails, but the tetanus bacteria can also be carried in a dog’s saliva. I know many of us don’t like to think about it, but trafficking in the dog community – visiting dog parks, hiking canyon trails or walking in the neighborhood, we’re all at some risk for a possible dog bite.

Yesterday was my annual physical, and my doctor’s office reminded me it was probably time to get a tetanus shot. In the event that you are bitten, it’s critical that you receive a tetanus shot within 72 hours. I’m not an expert on the matter so if you want to learn more about the topic please talk to your doctor, but I figured it was good information to pass along. Knowledge is power. I’m around dogs all the time – which includes photographing rescues with an unknown, checkered past sometimes – so for me it just made good sense.  Special thanks to our doxie models doing their best to appear ominous: Rufus & Cricket.

Cricket | May 2011.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

Cricket | May 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

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4 Responses to Tetanus

  1. Glad to see more sweet doxie pictures!

  2. Lauir says:

    Thanks for this post Johnny

  3. Virginia Roccaforte Pretz says:

    Good information Johnny. The Pictures are terrific..They look very threatening ..Great little actors..But sooo sooo Cute and Cuddly they are!…Have a great night!

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