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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 »

Could your dog be a blood donor?

Could your dog be a blood donor?

We probably all know what blood doning means when it comes to humans, but what is the criteria for dogs? Unfortunately, there is no local blood supply service for dogs and just like humans, dogs still need life-saving blood transfusions from time to time, usually in an emergency. Here at AlphaPet,... 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 »