Paws & Claws: Pet Vet Reviews

June 9, 2012 by  
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Paws & Claws: Pet Vet

  • Nurse all of the animals back to health through cases using your veterinary skills and tender loving, caring touch
  • What are your favorite animals? You’ll get to treat them all, including dogs, cats, horses, birds, and more.
  • Design your own clinic! Choose what kennels to build and expand existing buildings to provide more services to your patients.
  • Become the best vet and you’ll grow your business into the biggest pet clinic in town!
  • Single person strategy play

Part simulation part reality because you are the center of a Pet Clinic which you design and run. Treat animals from dogs to birds and nurture them to health.Features:Nurse all of the animals back to health through cases using your veterinary skills and tender loving caring touchWhat are your favorite animals? You’ll get to treat them all including dogs cats horses birds and more.Design your own clinic! Choose what kennels to build and expand existing buildings to provide more services to your patients.Become the best vet and you’ll grow your business into the biggest pet clinic in town!Single person strategy playFormat: NINTENDO DS Genre: CHILDREN UPC: 785138361215 Manufacturer No: 36121

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  • This is for a 5 pack of colorful Knobby Balls
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6 Responses to “Paws & Claws: Pet Vet Reviews”
  1. Lisa Shea "medieval swordfighting enthusiast" says:
    62 of 69 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Sim for Pets – Fun But Quick, March 24, 2007
    = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Paws & Claws: Pet Vet (Video Game)

    Paws & Claws – Pet Vet is in essence a sims game for pet lovers, combined with a bit of simple Trauma Center style vet fixing. You are a female vet, and your clientele consists solely of white, slim men who bring in a parade of pets.

    You start out with the simple ones – guinea pigs, rabbits and budgies. I love budgies so I thought this was great 🙂 In each case they tell you EXACTLY what to do to fix the pet. There is no guesswork involved. They tell you “put on disinfectant”, you do, and you get paid. The only challenge at all here is to manage your stock of ointments and cures. If you run out of something, and a patient comes in, you have to turn him away and he gets angry. Since the pharmacy is right down the road, you would think you could tell the owner, “Wait right here, I’ll be back in a jiffy”!

    As you earn money, you can take training to learn how to care for cats, dogs, and horses, bringing your total animal population to six. You can also build new overnight-stay buildings, and expand them. This gives you incentive to cure a lot of pets – soon you have an entire complex of budgie cages, cat homes, dog kennels, stables and more.

    Unfortunately, you build these locations all over the map, meaning half of your time is spent racing between appointments to feed and pet the animals, and clean the cages. Even worse, while the small animal food is stored with the animals, the cat, dog and horse food is only stored at the main building. This means you have a ton of trekking back and forth at top speed, carrying food one by one, trying to keep your animals happy. If an owner comes to pick up his pet and it’s not a happy camper, you don’t get paid.

    The game also enforces a vet bedtime – when 20:00 rolls around, you’re forced to bed. I’m not sure many vets would agree with this! This means, once you get midway into the game and are trying to juggle patients coming in and pets all over your complex needing care, you run ragged keeping up with all the demands and often can’t meet them all before bedtime hits. This isn’t a relaxing “take time to pet the kitties” game – it becomes a “sprint like mad between patients to get that darn budgie fed!” I wish they had paced things a LITTLE slower here, so that there was more of the fun nurturing feeling, vs making the place feel like an assembly line.

    There is a mic aspect to this, but it is extra and often doesn’t work. You’re supposed to be able to say “good animal” to a pet while you care for it, for example, to reduce its stress levels. I tried a variety of voices and didn’t find the pets to respond at all.

    While the sim-like quality of the pets staying overnight in your care is cute, it is very hard to manage. In real sims games and zoo keeper games, there are smily / sad faces floating over creatures’ heads so you get a sense of what is going on – and you can tell visually if a cage is clean or dirty. Here, you have to actually select a pet and go into its detail page, while the clock ticks. You really don’t have time to do this for every pet. Also, while you can only “feed” a pet, it has bars for both hunger and thirst. Isn’t that a bit redundant?

    And to add a bit of extra annoyance, somehow the hamsters and rabbits can “block” you in their cage so that you can’t get out to other cages until they move. Surely you can step over them?

    Most odd of all is the disconnect between the packaging and the game. The outer box says 10+ animals including cockatoos. There are only six, and the budgie is the only bird. It claims there is a 3D clothing shop – but if there is, I couldn’t find it anywhere, and I roamed over the entire map.

    The inner manual is more accurate – it says there are six animals, and it doesn’t make claims about clothing shops.

    There’s an extra “riding” feature which really just means in a Zelda-like fashion you hit ‘faster’ and then ‘jump’ while going around a right-angle track. Part of the problem here is that your DS controller only goes up-down-left-right, so you’re zig zagging down the track. I would have liked more places to ride or at least tracks laid out in line with what I could easily do.

    I really had high hopes for this game – I love pets, I love care-of-animal games, and this seemed the ideal of all of the worlds. But I ended the entire game in only a few hours, and felt stressed, not relaxed, when I was done. I would be all for a Pet Vet 2 – but they need larger gaps between patients, much closer buildings to each other, and more of a “challenge” when you actually have to cure an animal. And this time – don’t put the cat pen right next to the budgie pen! That made me laugh every time I went to feed the cats.

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  2. Michele Hermansen "gengonushi" says:
    21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Be a pet vet, December 2, 2007
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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    This review is from: Paws & Claws: Pet Vet (Video Game)

    I’m really into Pet Vet. It is a sim-type game. You are a perky/enthusiastic new Vet who has a need for healing animals and to build a practice. The first time I played it I had a really hard time stopping because something new would happen or I’d have to keep running back and forth between the sick animal houses and the office (which naturally are not in the same building). There are only 4 people (so far) in this town, plus their many clones, who bring in first guinea pigs, rabbits and birds, and then as your practice grows you get to treat cats and dogs. I haven’t gotten to horses yet, but that will come. I like that the sim vet/you gives the patients the once over, then you get to “treat” them. I hope you get to hire an assistant…all that running around wears me out. The “days” in the game go by pretty fast, but not too fast…mostly I’m too busy to notice the clock much….There’s a town where you get supplies, bank loans, training and such. It’s very immersive and a lot of fun. Definitely 5 stars.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    It is fun but hard at first, April 1, 2007
    A Kid’s Review
    = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Paws & Claws: Pet Vet (Video Game)

    In the game you get to take care of sick animals and if needed keep them over night. I think the Nintendo Ds game of it is better than the computer. On the Pc one you have to buy a horse to be able to go riding. And on the DS one all you have to do is on the start menu tap on the words “go riding” And you get to choose from 5 different horses. Then you can go riding right away. The controls were hard at first but I got the hang of it. You have to have the right hand-eye cornation to get the jumps just right. Overall I think is it fun. Buy the animal’s sounds are a bit off. I would think if you were 8-12 you would love this game. I’m 11 years old.

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  4. A. Sessums "Caleb's Mom" says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Buy!, January 13, 2011
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    A. Sessums “Caleb’s Mom” (Virginia USA) –
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    = Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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    This review is from: Knobby Balls – 5 Pack (Toy)

    This was a good purchase. My boys ages 1 and 2 love them. They are lightweight and do not hurt when they hit you. They inflate to about four inches in diameter. Just a note, these come deflated so make sure you have a hand pump or air compressor with needle on hand before ordering.

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  5. Anastasia says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Bad purchase, April 11, 2012
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    = Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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    This review is from: Knobby Balls – 5 Pack (Toy)

    Originally I was very excited when we received the balls and pumped some air in them. However they have HORRIBLE chemical smell. You got to be crazy to give those to a small baby or a toddler. Smell it yourself, and just imagine putting it in your mouth as all babies do. Yuck! I can’t even imagine what those balls are made of. Also, they came without any packaging, there were no identification of what materials were used, or if they are safe for babies.
    Is short, I could not find any rubber sensory balls that are safe for babies. I ended up just getting a 5 inch ball from Crocodile Creek, they do use safe materials as far as I understand.
    I guess those knobby balls might be ok for your pet or an older child, but its a bad idea for a small child or a toddler.

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  6. MrsTrinh says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great simple and safe toys for babies and kids, April 9, 2012
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    = Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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    This review is from: Knobby Balls – 5 Pack (Toy)

    It’s important to know that these balls are shipped flat! You would need to get a pump to fill them up. I knew that before I purchased them, luckily, my parents had one of those bike pumps that we used – it’s very easy to pump these.

    My daughter loves these balls, it’s easy for her hands to grab. They are very light and bouncy and colorful. You can throw them around without worrying that it will hurt someone. I would suggest to not pump them too much for the younger babies so it’s a bit smaller and easier for them to grab. You can pump them bigger so it’s even more bouncier — the little bumps on the balls makes it easier to grasp the ball and babies loves anything with texture.

    Overall, we really like them and it’s very cheap and great value!

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