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Facts About AlphaPet
> Newsletter Summer 2013

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Facts About AlphaPet

Facts About AlphaPet

AlphaPet is one of only two local practices able to provide a genuine in-house 24-hour emergency service. Other local practices require their clients to travel to practices in either Worthing or Portsmouth outside of their normal hours. Operating our own out of hours service means that you will be seeing familiar... read more »

Blood Donor Register

Do you own a fit and healthy dog aged between 1 and 8 years old, weighing over 25kg, up to date with vaccinations and have not travelled abroad? If so, would you be prepared to volunteer them to donate blood to help save another dog’s life? Sadly, there is... read more »

ALERT: Tea Tree Oil Shampoo Toxicity

ALERT: Tea Tree Oil Shampoo Toxicity

Tea Tree Oil has gained significant popularity recently. It is often incorporated in flea and other insecticidal shampoos. Because it is fat soluble, it is rapidly absorbed into the skin and disseminated throughout the body. Unfortunately, it is listed as a substance with high potential for toxicity in dogs... read more »

Farewell to Jaffa - Sleep Well

Farewell to Jaffa - Sleep Well

Jaffa was an un-neutered stray Border Collie cross found wandering around Chichester some 14 years ago. He was brought in to AlphaPet by Pet Detectives having allegedly bitten a child. No one came to claim him and so Richard and Sandra took him on. He turned out to be pretty special... read more »

Ehrlichiosis

This is a new tick-borne disease confirmed in the New Forest. Ehrlichia is spread by a specific tick , the Brown Dog tick, Rhipicephalus, which is not normally seen in the UK, but has now been reported in Kent and the New Forest. It is a nasty disease and... read more »

Summer Tips

Summer Tips

It may have been a poor start to the summer but it still only take a few minutes of sunshine to heat up the inside of a car, so please never leave pets in cars. Also remember to keep rabbit and guinea pig hutches out of direct sunlight. They... read more »

Pet Vaccination & Neutering

Pet Vaccination & Neutering

Research by the PDSA and YouGov suggests that more than 11 million pets could die prematurely in the next decade from preventable diseases such as parvovirus, feline leukeamia and certain forms of cancer because their owners are failing to vaccinate or neuter them. In our region, around 47% of... read more »

Animal Puzzler

Animal Puzzler

In this picture, we have 3 kittens (Tolly, Cally & Sox) and 2 puppies (Holly & Fred) sitting together in a row. Cally is sitting immediately to the right of Fred. Sox is sitting immediately to the left of Tolly. Holly is not sitting adjacent to either Tolly, Fred or Sox. Can you... read more »

Unfathomable Thinking

We were recently involved in a case where a holidaymaker had found a baby hedgehog next to its dead mother alongside a road in France. They decided to look after the hoglet, but instead of handing it over to a French wildlife hospital, they smuggled the animal back into... read more »

Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance

            Pet Insurance Looking after pet family members if they become sick needs to be planned for in advance. With all the massive advances in veterinary medicine and surgery these days, we can often work apparent miracles, but there is nearly always a significant cost involved. Some people have a pet savings fund... read more »

Staff News

Staff News

Nothing ever seems to stand still at AlphaPet and as usual, there has been quite a bit of staff news! Receptionist, Becky Pullen is back with us after her maternity leave - a very warm welcome back. It was also great to welcome back vet nurse Emma Hurley who... read more »

20 Years of AlphaPet

20 Years of AlphaPet

It doesn’t seem possible that it was almost 20 years ago that we started AlphaPet. We’ve come a long way in those 20 years, starting from a disused video shop at West Meads and an empty poultry shed at Birdham and just Richard Edwards, Sandra Leatherdale and Katie Rook... read more »

Charity Fun Day & Dog Show - Sunday 18th August

Charity Fun Day & Dog Show - Sunday 18th August

The 2013 AlphaPet Fun Day and Dog Show is almost upon us. Celebrating our 20th year, this is a bit of a special one! We’ve ordered the sunshine and as usual, we have lots of attractions for all the family. This year especially it is all in aid of two... read more »