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National Pet Month
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National Pet Month

National Pet Month

AlphaPet Veterinary Clinic is marking National Pet Month with some exclusive celebratory events for all local pet owners.

Richard Edwards, Practice Principle, has already given a talk to the children of Walberton & Binsted Church of England Primary School and Charlie Sampson, one of our Qualified nurses, has visited 4 classes of Rose Green Junior School. The talks focused on general pet care and top tips for looking after pets, as well as plenty of fun facts about the animal kingdom. Children often love to play with animals, especially if they have new pets at home. However, it’s important that they also understand how to care for pets properly, to avoid any accidents with hurting them or feeding them foods that could be dangerous.

In addition to these talks, Alphapet is also participating in the annual Mount Noddy Animal Centre Fun Dog Show, to be held on Sunday 13th April. *(See below for further details)

They will be hosting a number of competitions and fun activities for local dogs and their owners, as well as running a free microchip checking service. The show starts from 12 noon, with gates for the event open from 10am. The Dog Show is renowned for providing a fun day out for all the family, with lots of treats available for owners and dogs alike. AlphaPet are really excited to be a part of it and hope to see lots of participants and supporters at this year’s event.

National Pet Month is an annual incentive to encourage responsible pet ownership and help support fundraising efforts by numerous animal charities. It begins on April 1st and extends until May 5th. This year’s theme focuses around ‘Celebrating Your Pets’ - repaying their unconditional love and affection, and highlighting the benefits of pets for people as well as people for pets.

National Pet Month is a registered charity and works to support animal welfare organisations and pet businesses, with the aim of improving the general welfare of pets. Pet owners and animal lovers are all encouraged to involve themselves in the various competitions and fundraising events that occur nationwide during the month. There are also plenty of ideas and suggestions for groups and individuals to host their own events if they prefer. Check out http://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk/

*Mount Noddy Animal Centre, Blackmill Lane, Eartham, Chichester, PO18 0LL. Off the A27 between Tangmere and Fontwell Roundabout. http://www.mountnoddy.co.uk/event/fun-dog-show-2014/