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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Festive season preparations for your rabbit

November 14th, 2017

Make sure Christmas is as cosy for your rabbit as it is for you with tips from Best Friends

Poisonous plants to keep away from cats at Christmas

November 7th, 2017

If you’re decorating your home with festive plants, Best Friends’ team can advise you on what to steer clear of.

Calming fearful dogs in Christchurch

October 21st, 2017

Many dogs hate fireworks, but there are ways to keep them calm. Why not contact us for advice about pheromones?

Bonfire night safety for rabbits in Dorset

October 14th, 2017

Rabbits can be easily stressed by the unusual sounds of fireworks, so we’ve got some suggestions to keep them calm.

Best Friends Vets uncovers noise anxiety in cats

October 7th, 2017

They may not show it, but cats can suffer from a fear of fireworks as well as dogs. Ask us for advice on keeping kitty calm.

10 truths all cat owners will understand

September 21st, 2017

Even if your cat seems on its finest form – whether endearing or annoying, as our honest cat ownership summary shows – a check-up in Christchurch won’t go amiss.

Best Friends’ guide to understanding your dog

September 14th, 2017

Check out our five top tips for interpreting your dog’s behaviour, from barking to digging.

Warning signs of rabbit illness from Best Friends Vets

September 7th, 2017

There are several warning signs that your rabbit may be unwell. Here’s what to look out for.

Best Friends’ vital flystrike advice

August 21st, 2017

Flystrike is a potentially fatal condition that occurs when flies lay eggs on a rabbit’s skin.

Five cat-tastic apps

August 14th, 2017

Apps for cats are officially a thing in Christchurch. Here are five recommendations for apps that will make you and your kitty purr…