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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Ask Stefan for canine constipation advice

August 14th, 2018

Doggy digestive issues? Early treatment is always best, so get in touch with our friendly team to book an appointment.

What should you feed your rabbit?

August 7th, 2018

It might seem obvious, but there are some foods that are essential to you rabbit’s diet, and some that are a complete no-no. Our head vet Stefan Radermacher offers some advice.

Cool canines in Dorset

July 21st, 2018

To avoid heatstroke and dehydration in dogs, it’s important to keep them cool in hot weather. We share some fun ways to do this while keeping them active.

Outdoor rabbit advice from Best Friends

July 14th, 2018

Keeping a rabbit outdoors can make for a very healthy, happy pet, but there are some issues which need to be taken into consideration when it comes to their accommodation.

Cats and heat stroke advice from Best Friends

July 7th, 2018

While much advice is out there involving dogs and hot weather, cats, too, can suffer in the heat. If you know what to look out for you can prevent that happening.

What’s your cat’s tail telling you?

June 21st, 2018

Check out this guide from our nurse Lisa, which explores different cat tail movements and what they mean.

What rabbits are talking about in Christchurch

June 14th, 2018

Rabbits have an extremely complex verbal and non-verbal vocabulary, so we have some pointers on how to understand what they are saying.

What’s your dog trying to say?

June 7th, 2018

Our head nurse Lisa is on the case with an interpretive list of common dog communications that aren’t of the barking variety.

How to prevent chewing in dogs

May 21st, 2018

Learn from the veterinary team at Best Friends Vets why dogs chew and how to prevent this destructive habit.

Rabbits kept alone are at high risk of loneliness

May 14th, 2018

It is likely that many rabbits in Christchurch are lonely – the team at Best Friends Vets discuss and suggest solutions.