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Vets In Chichester - Boarding Your Dog: Their Vaccination Requirements

Vets In Chichester - Boarding Your Dog: Their Vaccination Requirements

Vets in Chichester, 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 quick guide to... 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 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 into the home environment and... 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

As we approach the season where traditionally most of us over-indulge a bit and then end up worrying about our own waistlines, perhaps it is also a time to think a bit about how we feed our pets too? I am always a little surprised when clients... 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 »

Coping With The Loss Of A Pet

Coping With The Loss Of A Pet

Coping with the loss of a pet The loss of a beloved pet can be devastating. Not only have you lost a member of your family, but you’ve also lost your best friend, confidant and life companion. How could you NOT feel grief? To feel a sense of profound grief... read more »

Preparing for a Visit to the Vets

Preparing for a Visit to the Vets

            Preparing for a Visit to the Vets Every owner knows that for most pets, coming to the vest is stressful, no matter what the reason for the visit it. I guess it’s a bit like us going to the dentist - it’s probably not going to be on our top... read more »

Loof Syndrome

Loof Syndrome

If you've ended up here, it's a link from our Facebook page. So what exactly is Loof Syndrome? It's an APRIL FOOL!read more »

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