Christmas is a wonderful time of the year and while we love spoiling our own pets however there are plenty of pets in shelters who are far less fortunate.
Every year during the month of December, Best Friends aim to raise much needed funds for local shelters. We have a Christmas gift tree set up in every store with all donations going to their local nominated shelter.
All shelters are so grateful for any type of donation including cash, food, product or Pet e-cash gift cards. Let’s dig deep and help a best friend in need this Christmas.
Loud noises such as thunderstorms and fireworks can be traumatic for pets. While fireworks may seem far away from our own backyards, our pets, with their heigthened sense of hearing, may still be nervous about unexpected noise.
Annually, fireworks being set off on New Year’s Eve have a devastating effects on the pets we love, with shelters like The Lost Dogs’ Home being left to pick up the pieces. Some Top Tips from the home include:
We are deeply saddened that a cluster of Australian dogs that consumed ADVANCE Dermocare dry dog food have been diagnosed with unexplained megaoesophagus.
We understand U-Vet at the University of Melbourne is reporting 65 cases of the condition. This suggests that diet may be a significant risk factor in the development of megaoesophagus in this instance, however extensive tests on the product have not found a root cause.
Dog lover and Best Friends Kawana Store General Manager Glenn couldn't imagine getting married to partner Colleen without his two girls Piper and Phoebe by his side.
As the couple began preparations for the big day, they decided that piper and Phoebe needed dates to escort them down the aisle, and so their 'boyfriends' Nero (tri-coloured) and Fred (Pembroke) were also invited.
Best Friends and Our Vet are celebrating adopting our 5,000th kitten through our Think Adoption First Program. Scooter was the very cute 5,000th kitten who came from our Northland store and originally from Maneki Neko. Both the Best Friends and Our Vet teams believe every cat deserves a loving home and are extremely proud of the program. We’ve been working with shelters and rescue groups to rehome kittens through our Adoption Program since the first store opened in 2008.
At Our Vet, we know that happy pets have healthy teeth & gums.
Even more than humans, dogs and cats need proper dental care. Unfortunately our 4 legged friends are unable to brush their teeth, this means that the responsibility for their dental care lies with their human companion.