The Sims 2: Pets Job Information

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[edit] Diagonising a Pet

To diagnose a pet you must use many tools to uncover their many needs, their health, social, hunger, hygiene, energy, and appearance. In the beginning of treating a pet, most times, you will not be able to see the pets needs so you will have to unlock them using these tools. When using each tool, at some point, you will discover what is wrong with the pet overall, whether they have fleas, the flu, a broken limb, worms, or anything else.



When you are using tools to unlock the needs of the pets that you will treat you will also be trying to diagnose the pet by examine it. To diagnose a pet you will use tools to examine and figure out what the main problem of the pet is and what the patient themselves said that was wrong with their pet. Most times patients will come to the clinic saying that their pets do not look well but they may also say that their pets smell, look ugly, or look sick in someway. From there you will treat the pet at the examination table, to figure out what is wrong. When treating a pet you will use tools to figure their diagnosis and at the same time you will be unlocking their needs. There are many different types of problems that a pet could have, such as, they could have fleas, the flu, worms, a broken limb, a lodged item in their stomach, they could be ugly, or just filthy. Whatever the case may be your goal as the Health Authority is to cure the pet of their illness.


If you manage to successfully cure a pet you will get paid maybe with a bonus and you will gain reputation and satisfaction points. When diagnosing pets you will have a decision of how long a pet can stay at your clinic to be treated. The amount of days a pet can stay is ether one, three, or five days. You must pick the amount of days a pet will stay at your clinic wisely because if a pet isn’t cured by the time a patient returns for their pet, you will not be paid and your overall satisfaction points will be reduced by ether 250 or 275 depending on how bad the pet’s condition is.


[edit] The Flu - Stethoscope

To determine whether or not a pet has the flu you will need to use the Stethoscope tool that you will use to unlock the health of a pet. Make sure to keep the Stethoscope above the head of a pet until you hear the “ding” sound alerting you that you have successfully unlocked their health, if you fail to do so you will not uncover the health of the pet you are treating.


Many times, a patient will come in and say that their pet doesn’t look well, most times, this means that the pet has the flu. To cure the pet of the flu you will need to give them pet medicine. But, only giving a pet medicine one time will not cure their illness so you should keep a pet at your clinic for three or more days to successfully cure them. Pet medicine can be bought from the Vets B Us store for $60 simoleons. Usually, the best way to go about approaching a flu illness would be to buy three sets of pet medicine and then make sure to give the pet you are treating medicine once each day for three days.


Also note that it only takes three days of pet medicine to actually cure a pet of the flu illness so it’s mostly necessary to treat a pet, that has the flu, for only three days. Treating a pet for one day that has the flu will not cover their illness, they will remain sick, and when their owner arrives you will not be paid for treating the pet, your satisfaction will decrease and patients will begin to think you’re a fraud. Treating a pet for five days is also ok but isn’t suggested since you will have many other pets to treat at the same time and spending too many days treating a pet can just be a waist of time, when the pet will have been cured within three days of treatment.


When treating a pet with the flu you should also, not only give them pet medicine each day but you should make sure to ether wash or brush their fur to get their hygiene up, along with petting their fur to get their social up. This will help their needs and put them in a good mood. Owners love to not only see their pets healthy again but in a good mood after having been treated, doing this can help to get you a bonus. Also, if you notice the pet’s needs are lower in other categories such as their hunger and energy don’t ignore them make sure to treat them as well to keep the pet in a good mood.


[edit] Fleas - Comb

To determine whether or not a pet has fleas you will need to use the comb tool to brush their fur. When using this tool you will not only be looking to see if the pet has fleas but you will be unlocking their hygiene need as well. Just as you would to unlock the hygiene you need to make long strokes going in north and south directions, depending on where your pet is standing on the examination table, across the body of the pet until you hear a “ding” alerting you that you have successfully used the comb. Sometimes when you use the comb you will discover that the pet has fleas, this is mostly when the patient comes in saying their pet doesn’t look so well. Other times when using the comb the pet could just be filthy and in need of a good washing or brushing, depending on the way you treat a pet’s hygiene need.


If a pet does indeed have fleas, to treat the illness, you will need to clean the pet using flea shampoo that can be bought from any of the general cat or dog stores. But only cleaning a pet with flea shampoo once will not cure their illness, just like with treating the flu, it takes a pet three days of being cleaned with flea shampoo to be cured. So make sure to take the pet in for three days or more, treating a pet with fleas for only one day will not successfully cure the pet and in the end when the owner returns for their pet they will think you’re a fraud and your satisfaction will be reduced by 250 or 275, depending on the illness.


[edit] Cleaning a Pet

To actually clean a pet you will need to send them to the pet sink and then first pick the proper shampoo you will be using, in this case you would use Flea Shampoo. Flea Shampoo works for both cats and dogs so it doesn’t matter where you buy the shampoo like it does for other items such as pet foods.


Next the second thing you must do to successfully clean a pet is soak them down with water using the shower. Move the shower overtop the pet to totally soak it’s body. Keep doing this until you hear a “ding” telling you that you are finished soaking the pet, or you could just look up and notice the four buttons. The soak button will then be green alerting you that you are finished with this step of cleaning the pet and you can now move onto the next.


The next step in cleaning a pet is to apply soap, in other words the shampoo you chose. Just like you did above, repeat the process of moving the soap onto the body of the pet getting each and every part so to completely apply the soap. Once you have done this you will again hear a ding and a green light will appear in the apply soap button alerting you to move on.


Now you must repeat step one of using the shower, but this time to rinse the pet of the soap and shampoo. Like you did with the steps before this you will need to move the shower to completely wash the pet until you hear the “ding” and the button turns green alerting you once again to move on.


Now to the last step in cleaning a pet, you must use the dryer to dry the pet so that they do not catch a cold after having been rinsed and showered down. Like you had done above on all of the steps you will need to, once again, move the dryer onto every part of the pets body to completely dry them. You will then keep drying the pet until you hear the “ding” and the button beside the dry pet becomes green to alert you that you are finished. This time a screen will pop up to let you know that you have applied the flea shampoo treatment and it worked but to completely cure the pet you will need to continue the process the next day, for three days until the pet is cured of it’s fleas.




Also note that cleaning a pet twice in one day to try and cheat the affect of cleaning a pet for three days to cure them will not work, the game keeps track of how many times a pet has been cleaned each day and if you do this the flea shampoo you used will be useless and wasted. You will then need to buy another flea shampoo to complete the process of curing their illness.


When treating a pet with fleas you should also, not only clean them each day but you should make sure to pay attention to their other needs as well to keep them in a good mood. Owners who return to the clinic to see their pet not only cured but in a good mood will be extra generous and most times will give you a bonus amount of money to add for treating their pet, the satisfaction and reputation will be slightly higher than if you just left the pet alone without treating their other needs.


[edit] Worms - Pet Food

To determine whether or not a pet has worms you will need to feed them some kind of pet food, that is appropriate to their species, cat food to cats, dog food to dogs. Doing this will not only let you see if the pet has worms but it will also unlock the pet’s hunger and energy needs. Using the pet food tool to diagnose a pet is quite easier, all that’s required is the pet food itself and a little time given to the pet to eat the food. All you have to do is set the food down in front of the pet and then they will eat until you hear a “ding” alerting you that they are done and their hunger and energy needs have been unlocked along with whether or not they have worms. Most times when a patient comes into the clinic saying their pet doesn’t look so well this could mean the pet has worms.


If the pet does have worms you will need to buy special Worm-B-Gone pet food to feed to the pet for a total of three days. Just like with pets who have the flu or fleas it also takes a pet three days to completely recover and be cured of their worms illness. So make sure to keep the pet for three or more days because keeping a pet for only one isn’t enough and the owner who returns within a day finds their pet not cured will think you’re a fraud and your satisfaction will be reduced, along with you not being paid for treating that pet.


When going about feeding pets with the special Worm-B-Gone pet food you will need to make sure that you have bought the appropriate pet food for the pet you are treating, such as to treat a cat with worms the Worm-B-Gone pet food will need to be bought from a general cat store likewise for dogs. If you fail to do so, the special Worm-B-Gone pet food will simply not appear in the pet food section of trying to feed them.


When treating a pet with worms you should also, not only feed them Worm-B-Gone pet food for three days but you should make sure to pay attention to their other needs as well to keep them in a good mood. Owners who return to the clinic to see their pet not only cured but in a good mood will be extra generous and most times will give you a bonus amount of money to add for treating their pet, the satisfaction and reputation will be slightly higher than if you just left the pet alone without treating their other needs.


[edit] Broken Limb/Lodged Item - X-Ray

To determine whether or not a pet has a broken limb or lodged item inside you will need to use the X-Ray tool. This tool is the only one that doesn’t actually unlock any of the pets needs, it’s only use is to take an X-ray to see whether or not a pet has a broken limb or has a lodged item inside of them.


To use this tool you will need to drag the trackball on the touch-screen to move the camera into the view of the pet. Then you must center this camera so that it is directly above a pet and then when you see the four red lights flash green on the X-ray meter screen this is the moment you should touch the camera button to take a shot. If done right the X-ray will show a complete X-ray body shot of the pet, with a “ding”, and then the X-ray will show whether or not the pet has a broken limb or lodged item inside.


Each type of illness that the X-ray can examine on a pet, whether it is they have a broken limb or a lodged item is very different than the other in the fact of how long it takes to fully recover and cure the pet.


[edit] Broken Limb

To treat a pet with a broken limb all you need to do is cover the pet with bandages and then put a neck cone on the neck of the pet so that they do not try and tear through the bandages to get to their wound, the broken limb. This is actually the only things you can do to help a pet recover from a broken limb, for the days following the pet show refrain from playing outside and being trained with, all it need is to sleep inside the kennel until their limb is fully healed.


To fully heal a broken limb this takes about four or five days so it’s best suggested to keep the pet that you are treating, with the broken limb, for five days and none less. Keeping a pet for only three days or even on doesn’t give the pet enough time to recover from it’s broken limb and then when the owner would come to retrieve their pet, the pet wouldn’t be cured thus meaning you wouldn’t be paid for that treatment, the owner would think you’re a fraud and your satisfaction would fall. All things you wouldn’t want to have happen.


Please note: Before a pet can actually begin to recover from a broken limb you must have applied bandages and the neck cone to them, without these essentials there is no way for the pet to recover, it’s not like they can just rest inside the kennel without anything to help heal their wounds.


Also when treating a pet with a broken limb you should also, not only apply bandages and a neck cone to heal their wound but you should make sure to pay attention to their other needs as well to keep them in a good mood. Owners who return to the clinic to see their pet not only cured but in a good mood will be extra generous and most times will give you a bonus amount of money to add for treating their pet, the satisfaction and reputation will be slightly higher than if you just left the pet alone without treating their other needs.


[edit] Lodged Item

To treat a pet with a lodged item you will need to use the Extractor which can be bought from the Vets B Us store. This object requires quite a lot of space in your house so make sure to tidy up a bit before going about treating pets with lodged items inside of them.


Now that you have yourself an Extractor what you will need to do is take the pet to this object and then you can begin to remove the lodged item that’s inside of them. A screen will then pop up to show you the two buttons that you will move to use the extractor on the pet.


Move the button that appears on the left of the touch-screen in a clock-wise motion until the extractor doors open completely to show the inside of the pet, or the lodged item itself, continue to move it in this motion until you hear a “ding” alerting you to move on.


Next you will move the second button in a counter-clockwise motion to move the claw of the extractor to a position directly above the item that’s inside the pet itself, then press the red button below these two buttons to have the claw drop and retrieve the item.


Then you will see the claw taking the item from the pet and it rolling down a sliding floor over to where you can retrieve it and keep it for yourself. Most lodged items are such things like pet rocks, ant farms, collars, and other such items that a pet could get it’s teeth around.


Once the lodged item is removed from the pet they will become healthy again. Since this task doesn’t take but a few in-game hours treating a pet with a lodged item only requires one day and no more. But note, when treating a pet with a lodged item you should also, not only retrieve the item from inside of them using the Extractor but you should make sure to pay attention to their other needs as well to keep them in a good mood. Owners who return to the clinic to see their pet not only cured but in a good mood will be extra generous and most times will give you a bonus amount of money to add for treating their pet, the satisfaction and reputation will be slightly higher than if you just left the pet alone without treating their other needs.


[edit] Ugly - Appearance

The appearance, overall, actually isn’t an illness but a request from a patient for you to cure. Most patients will walk through the door of you clinic to tell you that their pet is ugly and then hope for you to fix this. Fixing a pet’s appearance so that they are no longer ugly is actually one of the easier things to do to satisfy the requests of the patient.


To treat a pet that is considered ugly all you have to do is take the pet to the grooming table and then begin to fix their appearance. To do this you will need to have bought clothes, collars, and other apparel to put on the pet itself to help bring it’s appearance need up. Make sure when buying apparel for a pet that you buy the appropriate type from the store for that pet, cat apparel from cat stores, dog apparel from dog stores. Apparel can be any kind of object that you could place onto a pet, such as collars, denim jeans, horns, hats, shirts, and anything else. If you fail to buy the appropriate type of apparel for the pet your treating, when going to the apparel section of the grooming table nothing will appear, so make sure to buy the right items previously.


All it really takes to bring up a pet’s appearance is a nice collar and hat to put on them, this should raise the need enough so that the pet is no longer ugly and the request that the owner had will be complete. You may also add a T-Shirt or Denim Jeans to the pet as well to further raise the appearance of the pet, even though most times it is not necessary.


When treating a pet with an ugly appearance you should not only add apparel to the pet but you should make sure to pay attention to their other needs as well, such as their hygiene, to keep them in a good mood. After adding apparel to a pet to make them look better you should also brush the pet to raise it’s hygiene need. Owners who return to the clinic to see their pet not only cured but in a good mood will be extra generous and most times will give you a bonus amount of money to add for treating their pet, the satisfaction and reputation will be slightly higher than if you just left the pet alone without treating their other needs.


[edit] Filthy - Comb/Clean

To determine whether or not a pet is filthy you will need to use the comb tool to brush their fur to examine the pet. When using this tool you will not only be looking to see if the pet is filthy but you will be unlocking their hygiene need as well. Just as you would to unlock the hygiene you need to make long strokes going in north and south directions, depending on where your pet is standing on the examination table, across the body of the pet until you hear a “ding” alerting you that you have successfully used the comb. This ding will also alert you if the pet is filthy and needs a good cleaning. Most times you will know that a pet is filthy when the patient comes in stating that their pet smells, this is a key alert.


To treat a pet that is considered filthy all you need to do is raise their hygiene need. There are two main ways to raising the hygiene need meter of a pet. You could ether, most commonly, use shampoo to wash the pet, or simply just brush them at the grooming table.


To wash a pet all you have to do is pick the appropriate shampoo for that pet, ether cat or dog shampoo, and then firstly wash the pet down, then apply the shampoo, rinse the shampoo, and then use a blow-drier to dry the pet so that they do not catch a cold from being wet. This type of way to raise a pet’s hygiene is quite time consuming and overall, not as good as simply brushing the pet.


To brush the pet using the comb you will need to take the pet to the grooming table. Then use the comb almost like you used to unlock the hygiene meter of the pet by brushing, north and south, the body of the pet while keeping an eye on the star meter that appears, showing you how close you are to raising the hygiene of the pet. This time, instead of a meter appearing such as it did with combing the pet to unlock it’s hygiene need the meter you will be using to see the status of your brushing will actually be the hygiene meter of the pet and it will continue to rise as you brush the pet, north and south ways.


When treating a pet that is filthy you should make sure to give the pet a good clean, but you should also make sure to pay attention to their other needs as well to keep them in a good mood. Owners who return to the clinic to see their pet not only cured but in a good mood will be extra generous and most times will give you a bonus amount of money to add for treating their pet, the satisfaction and reputation will be slightly higher than if you just left the pet alone without treating their other needs.

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