Post show report from the 2016 AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day and Dog Show
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Post show report from the 2016 AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day and Dog Show

The 7th annual AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day and Dog Show took place on Sunday 14th August 2016 on the Queens Field next to our West Meads clinic. We believe it was attended by around 2500 people! It was a great family fun day out and at the same time, raised... read more »

Tick-borne disease (Babesiosis)

Tick-borne disease (Babesiosis)

As many dog owners will now already be aware, a new killer dog disease (Babesiosis) has been identified in the UK. Four dogs in Harlow, Essex were confirmed to have had the disease early last year. One died and the other three became seriously ill. Babesiosis is a disease... read more »

Charity Cheque Presentation

Charity Cheque Presentation

On the 20th August, we hosted our Annual AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day and Dog Show, on the Queens Field at West Meads, next to our main Hospital. As you know, we raised £2441 for our two chosen charities, Search Dogs Sussex and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Today, representatives from... read more »

Fleas!

Fleas!

As is often the case at this time of year, we get quite a lot of clients coming to report that their flea product "is not working". If you have been thinking the same, first ask yourself these questions: • Have you actually seen fleas? An itchy dog might be scratching... read more »

Dental Awareness Month!

Dental Awareness Month!

Get 10% off all dental work and over the counter dental goods! September is AlphaPet's Dental Awareness Month where we encourage all pet owners to check their pet's teeth and make sure they are doing all they can to keep their pet's teeth in tip top condition. Sadly, many of the... read more »

Furry Friends Fortnight!

Furry Friends Fortnight!

AlphaPet have teamed up with local radio station Spirit FM for Furry Friends Fortnight! For the next two weeks, Monday 21st August until Friday 1st September, we will be trying to rehome a pet every day from local animal shelters. Each day, Spirit FM will visit an animal shelter to highlight... read more »

Heat Awareness Month

Heat Awareness Month

It’s Heat Awareness Month and although we say this every year, time and time again, it never hurts to be reminded. Please take care of your pets in the heat. If high temperatures are unbearable to us, how do you think it makes them feel? Here are a few pointers as... read more »

Watch out for Grass seeds!

Watch out for Grass seeds!

These sticky menaces are everywhere at the moment and with them being so sticky and spiky, they can easily get caught in fur, feet, ears and pretty much anywhere! The ends are quite sharp and the point can easily pierce the skin. Sometimes they work their way in between the... read more »

Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke

Dogs are unable to sweat like humans can to lose body heat. They reduce their body temperature by panting. If a dog gets too hot and they are unable to cool themselves down enough by panting, they can develop heat stroke. If you’ve ever had it yourself, you’ll know... read more »

Veterinary Surgeon Employment Opportunity

Veterinary Surgeon Employment Opportunity

Due to a medical retirement, we have a Veterinary Surgeon employment opportunity arising in July or August. If you are a qualified veterinary surgeon and are interested in progressing your career with AlphaPet in a fantastic part of the country, please check out our vet introductory video and visit our... read more »

Trooper!

Trooper!

If you follow our facebook page, you will of course remember the story of Trooper. A little Chihuahua x Jack Russell puppy, found and brought into us at the end of March. He was painfully thin, dehydrated, had runny eyes, skin sores and was generally a very unhappy little... 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 »

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 »

Microchipping Dogs - The Legal Requirements

Microchipping Dogs - The Legal Requirements

Since April 6th 2016 it has been a legal requirement for all dogs in England and Wales to be microchipped. If your dog is found to not have a microchip, you could face a fine of up to £500. Permanent identification of dogs through microchipping has many benefits, including: Helping to reunite strays... read more »

RVNs - We Want You!

RVNs - We Want You!

RVNs - We Want You! Are you a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) or do you know someone who is? If so, we are looking to add an RVN to our existing team. Check out our fun video (turn the sound up!) to give you a flavour of what working as part of the... read more »

Please don't throw sticks for dogs!

Please don't throw sticks for dogs!

            The story of a nearly fatal stick injury Meet Alfie and his very happy mum. Alfie is sporting his very neat shaved neck and scar He is one VERY lucky dog! One Saturday, his owners were throwing sticks for him to chase which seemed like great fun until the stick jammed into the... read more »

"Killer Dog Disease" in the New Forest

We are currently receiving a significant number of calls from anxious owners following media reports referring to an apparently new disease prevalent in the New Forest and surrounding areas which has resulted in the death of a number of dogs. Currently, no one knows exactly what the cause of this... read more »

AlphaPet on Facebook

AlphaPet on Facebook

Did you know that we have a Facebook page? We post regularly with facts, advice and giggles! We help spread the word with lost pets. There’s interesting stories, unusual cases and photos from inside Alphapet. Pet’s in need of a new home. Promotions and upcoming events. Staff news and much more! So if you want... read more »

The 20th Anniversary AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day & Dog Show

The 20th Anniversary AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day & Dog Show

AlphaPet are getting ready to celebrate 20 years of serving Pets and Wildlife in West Sussex. On Sunday 18th August 2013, we will be taking over the Queen’s Field at West Meads for a day of fun and celebration! There will be lots of family attractions and things to do, including... read more »

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