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…
Don’t forget that if you have a specific query you can always contact one of our vets or nursing team.
Advice on guinea pig breeding from Best Friends Vets
When breeding guinea pigs, time is of the essence for females. Learn why leaving the first pregnancy too late is risky.
8 summer dangers cats owners in Dorset need to know about
There are more summer dangers for cats than you might think. Help your cat enjoy the season ahead with our handy checklist.
Prepare your dog for moving house
Our head vet has some advice on how to make moving house with your dog a calmer & more enjoyable experience for you both.
Summer gardening – poisonous plants for rabbits
Now’s the ideal time for rabbit owners in Dorset to ‘weed out’ poisonous garden plants and make it a safe place for them.
Charlotte explains how to buy a new kitten
If you know anyone who’s considering buying a new kitten during the last few weeks of lockdown, please point them at this article from our head nurse.
A new dog owners’ guide to responsible petcare in Christchurch
It’s National Pet Month so we’re asking our clients to share these basic petcare tips with anyone who got a new dog during lockdown.
Best Friends on why pet rabbits are beneficial to mental health
Learn how living with a pet rabbit could benefit your mental health, especially if you’ve been isolated from friends and family.
Do you know how to check your rabbit for worms?
Some worms can live in rabbits undetected, but can grow to large numbers and cause health issues. Stefan has some advice.
How to check your cat for fleas and flea dirt
Checking your cat for pesky parasites like fleas, and their flea dirt, is all part of owning a cat, advises head nurse, Charlotte Stuart.
Dog worming advice for Spring
Just like fleas, worms are parasites that can affect your dog more in spring. Read dog worming advice from head nurse, Charlotte Stuart.