Introducing ... the rat jacket

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Introducing ... the rat jacket

No fashion faux paws here—just postoperative protection for healing incisions.
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Apr 11, 2017

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: