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Special considerations when conducting minor procedures without anaesthesia

Old Animals

Old animals may resent handling, especially if chronic painful lesions such as arthritis are present. Rats, guinea pigs and rabbits may become extremely obese when older, and the physical size of the animal may make restraint with one hand difficult. It may even be necessary to require an assistant to provide additional support when lifting the animal.


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Updated on 12th May 2020

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