Pint-sized furry pets make great companions

Ferrets, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs and other smaller-sized animals can make excellent pets. They can be affectionate, fun and a bit easier to handle in many ways than a dog or cat. AVMA member Dr. Don Staunton, of Niles Animal Hospital & Bird Medical Center, explains how to pick the right pet and how to take care of your new furry friend once you take it home.

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