Don't turn your back on exotic-animal pain


Won't somebody please think of the rabbits, ferrets, rats ...?

Janice Huntingford, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT, CAVCA, president of Essex Animal Hospital in Essex, Ontario, says people often aren't thinking "Is my rabbit in pain?" "Is my ferret?" "Is my mouse?" But our rarer furry, feathered and scaly friends are finally getting some respect in respect to discomfort and misery. Recognizing signs of pain is the first order. Dr. Huntingford has some tips in the video below on how various exotic animals show pain-and what to do about it.

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