Fernando Jacobs

Two Veterinary Services to Use if You've Just Bought a Rabbit

Pets & Animals Blog

If you've bought a rabbit, here are two veterinary services you'll need to use. Neutering If you don't have any other rabbits and don't plan to ever have more than one, you might assume that neutering your new rabbit is unnecessary, as there will be no risk of them breeding. However, even if your rabbit is unlikely to ever be in the presence of another rabbit during its lifetime, you should still use this veterinary service.

19 July 2021

Is Your Horse Suffering From Laminitis?


Laminitis is one of the most aggressively painful diseases that your horse can develop. This inflammatory condition manifests in the hoof of your horse and can prove to be debilitating if not caught, and treated, in good time. Although laminitis is common in horses, it has also been known to affect other ungulates such as cattle and pigs. It is vital for horse owners to recognise the symptoms of laminitis so that they can take their equine to an animal hospital promptly for the appropriate treatment.

26 March 2018

A Palace for Pups: How to Choose the Best Boarding Kennels


Unlike many other pets, dogs are often able to come along with us on our travels.  This can make it all the more difficult to cope with when that's not possible - and if there's no friend or family member to take care of your loved one while you're away, the best option is to send your dog to boarding kennels.  There, your pup can be cared for by professionals while you're away, with all their needs attended to.

24 July 2017

Caring for cat with ringworm

Pets & Animals Blog

Ringworm is a common fungal infection in cats, particularly cats that have come from group living situations including rescue shelters or crowded houses. While not serious, ring worm can be very infectious and is very itchy so it is important to get your pet looked after. Here are some tips.  Get the cat assessed by a vet Depending on how serious the ringworm is the cat may either need to have an anti-fungal cream applied or take some oral medication for more serious outbreak.

27 June 2017

Construction and Cat Care: What to do with Kitty while Your Home is Being Renovated

Pets & Animals Blog

Home renovation can be tough on cats. Not only is their territory being invaded by strange men, but the racket made by high-powered tools might just leave them wide-eyed and petrified. The best thing you can do for your cat is to ensure that they are safe, and more importantly—sane, while the chaos of your home remodel is taking place. While your cat's safety should be of paramount importance, you also need to consider that the men working on your home need to be able to concentrate fully on what they are doing.

18 June 2017

Why You May Want To Consider Neutering Your Pet

Pets & Animals Blog

If you have a pet, your vet may have proposed having it neutered. However, some pet owners may be wary about putting their pet through animal surgery if they do not urgently need it. What these people are not bearing in mind is that neutering your dog or cat can prevent potential health problems, hence prolonging the lifespan of your pet. Below are a few reasons why you may want to consider neutering your pet:

28 May 2017

What Should You Do If Your Dog Tangles with a Bee or Wasp Nest?

Pets & Animals Blog

Dogs are naturally inquisitive creatures that often let their curiosity get in the way of canine common sense. That can be a bad trait to have when dealing with a bee or wasp nest; if you have one in your garden, make sure you keep your pooch away from it until a professional can remove the problem. Of course, it might be that your dog sniffs out the nest before you even get wind of its presence.

16 September 2016