Even if the family pet can’t come along on the trip, or even if there is no family pet, the kids (ages 4 and up) will enjoy making feel all better the little animals that populate Playmobil’s Take Along Pet Clinic. The company’s popular play sets open on hinges, revealing a kind of stage set on the particular theme. In this case there’s a fully furnished and decorated two-story doll-house-like pet clinic, complete with an exam room, toy surgical equipment and monitors, recovery cages and medicine holders. “Patients” include puppies, kittens and a bunny. The set includes a uniformed vet and lab technician and a mom and kid visiting with their wounded kitty. Of course, children can add whatever other little creatures and people they like. All the pieces stash inside the “clinic,” which latches shut and has a carry handle.
Playmobil My Take Along Pet Clinic (5870) is $39.99 at www.toysrus.com; 800-869-7787.