Among the American heroes who stormed Osama bin Laden's bunker several weeks ago was Cairo, a furry, four-legged soldier who performed his job perfectly. No bones about it.
Cairo is just one of the growing numbers of dogs being used by police and military to sniff out drugs and weapons and do other types of forward reconnaissance. And, there may be even more work for these dogs in the future , thanks to the development of new types of armored protection and high-tech gadgetry designed specifically for these patriotic pooches.
At some point, dogs may be transporting medical supplies or water in the field where men are unable to navigate. There are also other devices being designed for riskier scenarios.
As an animal lover, what are your thoughts about these types of working dogs? Is there a limit in your mind?View Thread
It certainly sounds like you are frustrated and worried about your cat. However, as the others here have pointed out, this is not an emergency vet site. Our vets are here to answer general questions about pet health. They cannot diagnose over the internet anymore than a people doctor can.
There is a note at the top of the board explaining that if you have an emergency please don't wait for an answer here but call your own vet ASAP.
We hope that you were able to get in to see your own vet and get some real answers about what is ailing your cat.
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Our dog has a few favorite places. At night, he prefers to sleep with my husband and me, but will sleep with one of the kids if he can't sneak into our room.
During the day, he generally sprawls on the tile in front of the fireplace or right against the front door.
The cats are way more interesting. They have a climbing tree, and one curls up on the top disk while the other sleeps in the bottom scoop, most of the time. That is their daytime haunt. Sometimes the girl cat will stretch out on the floor right beside the wall on her back.
At night the little girl kitty generally likes to lie down beside me on the couch all stretched out on her back, her feet touching the back of the couch and her head hanging over the side.
Our old male cat likes to snooze on the arm of the couch or sprawl out under the coffee table in the fetal position.
I'll see if I can grab a photo and post it later. They are sleeping now. Imagine that.
Dr. Will is a well-known small animal Vet in the Atlanta, GA, area and has even had his own radio segment, "Critter Chatter" on a local station. He will be here to answer questions and provide information about general pet health.
We know everyone will enjoy having his expertise added to this wonderful board.
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