Regular, preventative pet-care news & advice

Read on for a host of preventative pet-care news and advice that’s free & updated monthly. In the stories below you’ll find seasonal tips & information on how to keep your pet healthy. If you’d like us to email you whenever we update the news then simply…

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Don’t forget that if you have a specific query you can always contact one of our vets or nursing team.

Tackling parasites in cats

March 21st, 2018

If you suspect your cat has worms don’t fret – Best Friends Vets nurses can easily check and advise you on treatment.

Spring safety tips for bunnies

March 14th, 2018

Overheating, deadly diseases and flystrike become more common in the warm weather. Follow Best Friends’ tips.

Keep your dog safe from ticks

March 7th, 2018

It’s getting to the time of year when ticks are most active, so our head vet Stefan Radermacher has some tips for dealing with them.

Healthy teeth and gums for cats

February 21st, 2018

Once over the age of three, cats can be prone to tooth and gum problems. For peace of mind Best Friends can offer your pet a dental check-up.

Dental advice for dogs from Best Friends

February 14th, 2018

Brushing your dog’s teeth should be a regular part of their grooming routine. We’ve got tips on how best to go about it.

Dental health checks save rabbits’ lives

February 7th, 2018

As Lisa Stuart will tell you when you take your rabbit for a dental health check, their teeth are excellent indicators of overall health.

Keeping a happy bunny in Dorset

January 21st, 2018

You can enrich your rabbit’s life with just a few simple adjustments to its surroundings, so check out our tips here.

Pep up your pooch with play tips from Best Friends

January 14th, 2018

If your dog seems out of sorts, it could be suffering the post-Christmas blues. We’ve plenty of advice to stave off boredom.

Is your cat fat or fit in Dorset?

January 7th, 2018

Being either overweight or underweight can affect your cat’s health, but our Body Condition Score chart will help you gauge its optimum weight.

How are we doing? We want your views

December 21st, 2017

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