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Focus on Claire Bounds

Focus on Claire Bounds

Claire has completed her postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and is now accepting referrals (both internal from AlphaPet and external from other local practices) for more complex medical cases, so we thought it would be nice to know a little bit more about Claire. Claire writes: I joined AlphaPet in... read more »

Focus On Nicky Bulbeck

Focus On Nicky Bulbeck

Nicky has completed her postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and is now accepting referrals (both internal from AlphaPet and external from other local practices) for more complex medical cases, so we thought it would be nice to know a little bit more about Nicky. Nicky writes: I have been part... read more »

AlphaPet leads the way in wildlife treatment

AlphaPet leads the way in wildlife treatment

Veterinary Practice Magazine March 2018   Above is a link to an article which appears in the March edition of Veterinary Practice, the UK's leading monthly magazine for vets. AlphaPet has long championed the view that all veterinary practices should do their bit for wildlife casualties. Sadly, over recent years, we... read more »

AlphaPet Vets In Chichester – Boarding Your Dog: Their Vaccination Requirements

AlphaPet Vets In Chichester – Boarding Your Dog: Their Vaccination Requirements

AlphaPet vets in Chichester and Birdham, like many other pet owners, are looking forward to summer holidays. Preparation for going away is always a busy time; even more so if you have a furry friend who’ll need to be taken care of in your absence. Here is a... read more »

Vets In Bognor Regis - New Puppy? Who Do You Need On Your Side?

Vets In Bognor Regis - New Puppy? Who Do You Need On Your Side?

Vets in Bognor Regis like AlphaPet understand that a puppy is a huge commitment. The first few months you have your new pet in his home are critical in forming positive behaviours. This can mean the difference between a happy, healthy dog who fits well... read more »

Vets In Chichester Advise On An Indoor Or An Outdoor Cat

Vets In Chichester Advise On An Indoor Or An Outdoor Cat

Vets in Chichester are often asked about the merits of keeping a cat indoors as opposed to letting it out to roam. Traditionally, the view has been that cats are semi-wild and it’s cruel to keep them penned up inside. That view is changing, though; not least due... read more »

Senior Pet Care

Senior Pet Care

        Senior Pet Care As our pets grow older, like us, they change. Their physical and psychological health can begin to decline and, as pet owners, we need to plan for those changes and find out how best to help your senior pet live their lives happy and healthily. Like us owners,... read more »

Pets are a child's best friend rather than their siblings

Pets are a child's best friend rather than their siblings

According to a recent study from the University of Cambridge, children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than they do from their brothers or sisters. They also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with their siblings. Although pets are almost as common as... read more »

Avian Flu: Advice for backyard poultry keepers

Avian Flu: Advice for backyard poultry keepers

With all the recent and ongoing outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), or Avian Flu for short, backyard poultry keepers are having to continue to take measures to prevent their birds being infected. read more »

Why has AlphaPet become a Veterinary Hospital?

Why has AlphaPet become a Veterinary Hospital?

In August 2016 AlphaPet became the only RCVS Accredited Small Animal Veterinary Hospital in the Bognor Regis and Chichester areas. To achieve this status, we have had to invest very significantly in both... read more »

Is my cat stressed and what can I do to help?

Is my cat stressed and what can I do to help?

  Cats can be affected by stress, which can lead to both behavioural and health problems. It's not always obvious that they are feeling stressed or why they might be feeling like this. Why is my cat stressed? Cats are all individuals and so this will vary from cat to cat, however... read more »

Alabama Rot - what you really need to know!

Alabama Rot - what you really need to know!

Further cases of Alabama Rot disease have been reported recently in the news, so we thought we’d update everyone on the latest knowledge about this rather scary disease. What is Alabama Rot? Alabama Rot is a disease that only affects dogs. It cannot be transmitted to... read more »

Dental Awareness

Dental Awareness

“My pet is still eating so the teeth can't be that bad”.  This is a sentiment that we hear often but it couldn't be further from the truth.  In order to survive our cats and dogs must eat so they will only stop eating when... read more »

Are you Arthritis Aware?

Are you Arthritis Aware?

January is Arthritis Awareness Month at AlphaPet! Sadly, many pets develop this painful condition without their owners noticing and end up suffering in silence, often needlessly. As yet no one has patented the elixir for eternal youth. So as the years go by many of us, including our furry friends, typically... read more »

Feeding Dogs & Cats

Feeding Dogs & Cats

I am always a little surprised when clients come into my consulting room and I mention that their pet is perhaps carrying a few extra pounds, that they immediately come back with “Oh, but he doesn’t get very much” or “Oh, but I only feed her... read more »

Getting pets accustomed to ‘cat’herine wheels!

Getting pets accustomed to ‘cat’herine wheels!

It is estimated that approximately 45 per cent of dogs become stressed and fearful while fireworks are going off, yet many owners are unawareof how to help their dogs with firework fears and the precautions that can be taken to help them cope with their fear of loud noises. Dogs Dogs... read more »

Wildlife - to treat or not to treat ...

Wildlife - to treat or not to treat ...

As vets, we are regularly presented with wildlife casualties which we have an obligation to treat, if only for the prevention of unnecessary suffering, which can mean immediate euthanasia. Very quickly, we not only have to determine what has actually happened to that animal, but we also then... read more »

Getting cats and dogs to live together

Getting cats and dogs to live together

Many of our clients have multi-pet households, for all sorts of reasons, and many of those involve keeping dogs and cats together. So many times though, we hear that the dogs and cats don’t get on together, but many of us also find that they can become the best... read more »

Why is my dog shaking or trembling?

Why is my dog shaking or trembling?

We frequently receive calls from worried owners about why their dogs are shaking or trembling. There is a very long list of possible causes but generally, persistent noticeable shaking or trembling is a sign that something is not right, so you need to find out what the... read more »

Why is my cat limping?

Why is my cat limping?

There are many reasons why a cat might become lame, most of which are benign, but some of which are more serious. First of all, is the lameness affecting one or more limbs? Then we need to know if it is a sudden onset (acute) lameness or something that has... read more »

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