Our expert says:
Yes if you did not have a tetanus toxoid in the last 5 years, rather get a booster. You may also need antibiotics for the finger if the area is red,warm and swollen and if you develop swollen glands under the arm.
I also have a cat that hates it when we open her mouth - it is a mission to get a pill down her throat! my tips:
1. do not turn the cat upside down
2. take her head in your hand with your thumb and middle finger on the cheekbones and pull her head slightly back (if you grip her like this you don't have to hold her body)
3. with the other hand, put your finger on the small teeth between the canines and pull down gently until she opens her mouth
4. look quickly!!
Good luck and I hope the finger gets better quickly!
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