Unless you feel competent enough to handle your animal's medical crisis, it's often best to call the veterinarian.
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Though rabies is commonly associated with biting animals, any animal can be susceptible to it, and can be a carrier.
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Since livestock with rabies may chew on inedible things, or not be able to swallow hay, the old veterinary adage, "Beware the dog with a bone stuck in its throat" can be altered to say, "Beware any animal with something stuck in its mouth."
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