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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2003-12-11 20:36:09 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Heating pads for after surgery
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Another option is a heat lamp. This way you can put it much farther away
and keep the environment warm. I use them frequently, esp if we do not have
an incubator available. We also use hot water bottles or fill rubber gloves
with hot water and place them under towels and blankets, then cool down more
naturally and not as much of a problem with fire and burning. They can also
be rewarmed for a few seconds in the microwave (just don't over heat). If
they are that critical it may be best to leave them in the hospital. Best
of Luck.

Dr. Sue

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>Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Heating pads for after surgery
>Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 13:26:40 -0800 (PST)
>Hi, Jen, and everyone else,
>We haven't used heating pads for fear of fire, overheating the little
>weasels, etc... We give lots of soft bedding (blankets, soft towels) for
>them to burrow into and try to keep the recovery cage in a warm place.
>We've dealt with a few difficult recoveries, including Addisonian symptoms
>where Pertwee or Ryo-Ohki had a hard time regulating their body temps. We
>felt that lots of blankets and insulation was adequate.
>Of course, YMMV.
>All the best,
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