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From: StarAngels
Date: 2001-05-22 00:44:00 UTC
Subject: Dr. Williams.. Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Rabies? Can you tell?
you tell?

:) Thanks I"ll keep this in mind I'm sure someday it may happen...

~~~~ (\o/) "Math.10:8 (latter part of verse) "Freely ye have received,
freely give." Cheryl.....Mommie of (ferrets) Bandit, Lady, Snowball,
(kittys) Robert, Snowfire, new stray (Kids) Angela, Tabitha "StarAngels -
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Williams, DVM" <williams@e...>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 2:12 PM

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "StarAngels" <starangels@q...> wrote:
Oops - typo there - meant "clenched teeth",

Actually getting them to yawn is a rather time-intensive effort when
a ferret has his canines buried into the hilt.

At this point, if you can, I simply use two fingers and apply
pressure inward and downward (on top of the lip) to the upper jaw
behind the canines trying to get between the jaw and the injured part
of me. There is a natural indentation in the upper jaw there, and
the pressure helps you get the jaws open. I have found this to be
much more effective than flailing around and swearing (which I may do
as a last resort ;)

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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