Particular attention should be paid to the eyes and ears of your pet. Dogs and cats can be prone to serious bacterial infections in both the ears and eyes that can, over time, cause blindness or hearing loss. Watch for tearing or discharge from the eyes or a waxy or bad smelling discharge from the ears.
Veterinarians are necessary for every type of pet that you may have. Most veterinarians will handle dogs, cats and birds. To find one that provides for special species and even rare species, you may have to dig a bit harder. Yet, there are more and more of these vets available to provide their service to you.