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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Our advice for avoiding Valentine’s Day disasters

February 14th, 2019

The most romantic day of the year may pose some dangers for dogs. Check out Best Friends’ advice.

Easing your cat’s hay fever in Christchurch

February 7th, 2019

Once spring arrives, your cat might start itching, which means it could have hay fever. Our nurses are here to help.

Stefan’s tips for spotting feline arthritis

January 21st, 2019

As cats age, they become more likely to develop arthritis, which can be very painful. Find out how you can make it easier for them.

Health tips for senior rabbits in Dorset

January 14th, 2019

As your rabbit gets older it may need a few lifestyle changes to keep it in good condition. Maybe it’s time for a senior check-up?

Three senior dog ailments to watch out for

January 7th, 2019

If you’ve got an older dog, it’s important to contact the team at Best Friends Vets if you spot any worrying symptoms.

Our top three cat Christmas presents

December 21st, 2018

If you want to treat your cat this Christmas, check out the Best Friends team’s favourite gift ideas.

New Year travel tips from Best Friends

December 14th, 2018

If you’re planning a New Year getaway – either at home or abroad – we’ve got some top tips to help your dog stay comfortable and legal during the journey.

Holiday tips for cats

December 7th, 2018

It’s unlikely that you’ll be taking your cat away with you on holiday, so Best Friends Vets suggests some ways of ensuring your pet’s welfare during your break.

Why your cat needs a winter check-up

November 21st, 2018

Best Friends Vets’ winter guide to keeping your cat safe, both indoors and out.

Keep your dog young for longer with Best Friends

November 14th, 2018

As your dog grows older it is likely to face similar issues to humans – middle-age spread, joint pain, loss of hearing or eyesight. But all these things can be dealt with once you know how.