Health & Wellness

We all want to keep our best friends as fit and healthy as possible, but we also want to spoil them! The trick is to find healthy treats and toys that will give them (and you) the best of both worlds.

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Health & Wellness for your pet

Every pet owner wants their pet to be at their best. But sometimes, pet owners aren’t fully aware of all the ways that they can help their animals enjoy a happy, healthy life. As much as we might love our furry companions, we may be doing things that are detrimental to their health and wellness without realizing it.

Some things are simple, like making sure your best friend is getting enough exercise, has access to fresh water at all times, and of course gets plenty of love and attention from you! Other things aren’t quite so obvious, so we’ve put together a handy guide to help you keep on top of everything.

 

Dental Health

Dental health is an important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least twice a year by your veterinarian. to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. There are plenty of things you as an owner can do to help your pet’s dental health on a daily basis.

 

Stress & Anxiety

Stress is a commonly used word that describes feelings of strain or worry. Perhaps you’re stressed out by your job, or maybe you become nervous when you meet new people. Our pets can also become stressed. And, just like us, there are things we can do to help reduce the stress or anxiety that our pets sometimes feel.

 

Joint Support

Keeping your pet’s joints limber and comfortable is vital for their long-term health and wellbeing. Think how much stress and use they go through every day - jumping, running, walking, digging, climbing. Fortunately, there are a range of supplements specifically formulated to aid joint function support mobility, and reduce inflammation or arthritic symptoms.

 

Gut Health

Helping your pet get the right balance of nutrients in their diet can really help improve their wellbeing and temperament. Just think how you feel when you’re bloated or have a stomach-ache - it’s the same with your pet. At Best Friends Pets we stock a great range of supplements and vitamins that can promote good gut health, support immunity and overall health and wellbeing.

 

Skin & Coat

If your pet is anything like th one's we know, they'll love getting as dirty and smelly as possible. We can help keep your dog's coat shiny, healthy and flowing with our range of dog grooming supplies. We can't stop the shredding on the couch or your favourite pants, but we can deliver a broad range of dog grooming supplies for a smooth, itch-free coat.

Grooming & coat care

Maybe update to ‘Every pooch needs some level of coat maintenance, whether it be regular grooming, brushing or general care to ensure their luscious… Every pooch needs some level of coat maintenance, whether it be regular grooming, brushing or general care to ensure their luscious coats and tough toenails stay healthy and easy to handle. Skip the shake and spray caper at home, and pamper your pet at one of our air-conditioned, state-of-the-art dog grooming salons. And of course, we stock a full range of shampoos, conditioners, creams and brushes so you can keep them looking and feeling as good as the day they leave the salon.

Flea, tick & worming care

It’s an inevitable truth that your pet will, at some point, bring home some unwanted guests in the form of fleas, ticks or worms. But you can protect your fuzzballs against them using parasite control products. These vary according to the breed and size of your pet, so make sure you read the instructions carefully - for more information read our handy guide, or visit a Best Friends Pets store and ask one of friendly team members to help you.