Our question this week was: Hi Doctor, My cat has quite recently started losing weight and is not eating much. She also does not like to go outside the house at all and whines to me nearly all the time. Can you possibly tell me if anything is wrong with my cat? Jessica Holland Answer Hi - thanks for your email.
Try to imagine, if you can. You have just brought home your premature twins. You already have three young children, now you have five, two of which still need around the clock medical care. These two little bundles of joy are fighting for their lives at every moment with a multitude of health problems, not the least of which is sleep apnea.
If you want to be a veterinarian, chances are you've always wanted to be a veterinarian. And, if you're smart and determined, chances are, you'll achieve your goal. But, as you probably already know, getting there is the hardest part. So here's a run-down of things you'll need to know before you leap head-first into the world of animal medicine.
The small dragonet fish is a member of the perciform order, the same order that includes the aggressive barracuda. But don't look for a brazen attitude in this fish - it is famous for burying itself in sand when nervous or agitated. The dragonet is part of the family Callionymidae , and they inhabit the bottom of reef areas, sea grass beds and other rich coastal environments.
The true red-tailed boas, boa constrictors, are from the rainforests of tropical South America. Babies are 14 inches long when they hatch and adults can reach 8 to 11 feet long. These attractive constrictors can be tamed well by repeated gentle handling. However, two people should be present when handling a boa 8 feet or longer.
Anyone who has ever owned a cat will immediately recognize the thorny "problem" of plant eating. This behavior is not so much a problem for the cat as for the plant-loving cat owner - just as long as the plant is not toxic. Toxic plants, like Easter lilies, Oleander and Dieffenbachia, shouldn't be around unless the owner can assure that the cat will never be able to reach them.