I am an 11-year-old boy who wants to be a veterinarian when I grow up. I was wondering if you have any tips that can help me in the future.Also, my friend and I love foxes and would like to get one when we are older. We went to the library one day and started looking up all we could about foxes. Online, we came across a site that says foxes should not be domesticated. Can you give me some advice about this?Lastly, can you give me a cat-food recipe that my cats might eat (like turkey, chicken or tuna)?.
A.G., Easton, CT Apr 22, 2007
By all means, volunteer at a vet's office and your local animal shelter. I started helping out at the vet's when I was about 13. The more time you spend around animals, with the right people, the more you will learn.Check your library for my out-of-print children's book "Animals Have Rights, Too" (Continuum Intl, 1991) and check out books by veterinarians describing their work and sharing their insights about animals, like Dr. Franklin McMillan's "Unlocking the Animal Mind" (Rodale Press, 2004), and books on caring for dogs and cats.Foxes are not pets. Please don't even consider trying to domesticate one.You will find my cat-food recipe at www.doctormwfox.org.DOG-BUDDY NETWORKWhen you are out walking your dog and you meet up with another person with a leashed dog and both dogs want to play, I say don't be shy. Share phone numbers and set up a time and place for the dogs to meet and play off leash.Life on a leash can drive dogs crazy. When they are constantly restrained and isolated from their own kind, they
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