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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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.

Preparing for your new kitten in Christchurch

May 7th, 2018

Bringing home a new kitten is an exciting event, but you need to be prepared – our checklist summarises the main things you need to consider.

Regular heart checks for dogs in Dorset

April 21st, 2018

While heart disease is pretty common in dogs it’s often asymptomatic at first, so annual check-ups will help your vet spot early signs.

Only the best for your rabbit

April 14th, 2018

Your cuddly companion in Christchurch deserves good food, good bedding and good exercise. Here are our tips for keeping your pet happy and healthy.

Best Friends’ tips for a healthy feline heart

April 7th, 2018

Heart disease in cats is tricky to spot as symptoms often set in late. Prevention really is key, so regular check-ups can help.

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.