If you've always enjoyed being around animals, but don't have the time or inclination to earn a veterinary degree, you might consider a career as an animal hospital assistant. Typically, this position requires no degree and no college classes. Instead, you learn through on-the-job training.
You can tell a lot about your pet's health by looking into it's eyes. Many diseases, cataracts, and infections can cause problems with your pet's eyes. Any discharge, swelling, redness, or squinting of the eyes can signal a problem.
We rely on our pets for companionship and they rely on us for their health and safety. Older pets, like older people, have special needs that require more attention from their owners. Medical and nutritional needs often change for older pets.
You've seen chimps on TV cuddling up with people, giving big kisses, and generally being adorable. What few people realize is that these sweet creatures have one thing in common: they're all babies. Once a chimp hits puberty, it becomes a completely different animal.
Heart disease is one of the most frequent problems seen in veterinary medicine. Because heart problems can also result in poor circulation, high blood pressure and even heart failure, special attention should be paid to treating a pet with this disease. There are various forms of heart disease.
Whenever you groom your cat, be sure and check its eyes and ears. Some long-haired cats often need help clearing out kitty sleep from the corners of their eyes. If the eyes appear dirty, you can clean them gently with a moist cotton swab. Use a different swab for each eye.