Introducing ... the rat jacket

April 11, 2017
Laurie Hess, DVM, DABVP (avian)

Dr. Laurie Hess owns Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, New York. She is also a regular online and TV contributor as well as the author of the new book Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (or, What Friends Feathered, Furred, and Scaled Have Taught Me about Life and Love).

No fashion faux paws here-just postoperative protection for healing incisions.

More than a comfy turtleneck for the distinguished and dashing rat, exotic animal veterinarian Dr. Laurie Hess and her team at Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, New York, created this fine piece of fashion for a genuine medical purpose-to prevent rats from disturbing their incisions postoperatively after mammary gland tumor removal. Just take a tube sock and a little VetWrap, and you've got it covered. Works for ferrets, birds and other exotics as well. Hear the details from Dr. Hess: