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Christmas & New Year Opening

Christmas & New Year Opening

Bognor Regis Hospital: 01243 842832 AlphaPet Chichester (Kingley) 01243 528899 AlphaPet Chichester (Birdham) 01243 513514 Our Christmas and New Year services are as follows: Christmas Eve: Bognor Regis West Meads Hospital: 8.30am to 4pm Christmas Day & Boxing Day: CLOSED: 24/7 Emergency Service at Bognor... read more »

Xylitol - a hidden risk

Xylitol - a hidden risk

This is Buster,  a 10 year old  miniature Schnauzer who recently had a near miss after he managed   to  get hold of a small bar of chocolate from his mum's bag. Now we all know that chocolate can be toxic to dogs, but... read more »

Staff News

Staff News

The last few months have seen quite a few changes at AlphaPet and we are please to welcome some additional staff. Vet, Alex Avery, sadly returned to New Zealand in October, and vet Nicky Bird has left us temporarily on maternity leave. But .... Three new vets We... read more »

Unnecessary suffering

Unnecessary suffering

Did you know: Anyone owning or taking on a new pet (whether that be a dog, a cat, a rabbit or even a bird or reptile), has a duty, under the law to ensure they take steps to make sure they know how to look after that pet... read more »

AlphaPet Pet Health Club

AlphaPet Pet Health Club

Ask us about the AlphaPet Pet Health Club It could save you £££££s!read more »

Seasonal awareness

Seasonal awareness

Christmas is a time of increased risk for our pets. We usually see a higher incidence of foreign body ingestion in both dogs and cats. Turkey bones, bits of childrens toys, pieces of tinsel, and small balls are commonly swallowed and frequently end up having to be removed... read more »

Marley's story

Marley's story

Marley is one very fortunate dog! Marley is just over a year old. She presented to us as an emergency with life-threatening peritonitis. Her owner understandably wanted everything done to try and save her, but she wasn't insured and she needed complicated and expensive surgery. We were assured... read more »

Did you know ....

Did you know ....

Since AlphaPet started in September 1993, we have treated over 80,000 pets belonging to over 24,000 owners! In the year to December 2016, we have registered 1090 new clients!read more »

Dog show results

Dog show results

It was another hugely successful  AlphaPet Fun Day and Dog Show on August 14th with Catastrophes Cat rescue and Guide Dogs sharing the £2780 raised on the day!read more »

Vaccination - separating fact from fiction

Vaccination - separating fact from fiction

Following media reports earlier this year about alleged side effects resulting from vaccinating dogs against leptospirosis, Health for Animals has produced  a "myth-busting" factsheet to address misconceptions about vaccination. It is available at http://tinyurl.com/zmnsslr We continue to  hear  a lot of misinformation being  fed... read more »

AlphaPet Achieves Hospital Status

AlphaPet Achieves Hospital Status

Earlier this year, AlphaPet achieved Small Animal Veterinary Hospital Accreditation under the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme. We are the only practice in the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas to have achieved this. What this means for our clients is that we have been inspected... read more »

10% off Sunscreens for pets in July

10% off Sunscreens for pets in July

Apparently, Bognor is the sunniest town in the UK. But it’s not just us humans that can get sunburnt or get skin cancer as a result of too much unprotected exposure to the sun. Cats and dogs with pink skin, especially on the ears and nose, can also... read more »

Tick alert

Tick alert

Ticks have always been a regular problem for many dogs and cats in the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas. We’ve known for a long time that some can transmit Lyme disease to dogs, but we have seen very few cases and indeed, we have seen more owners suffering... read more »

Missing cat returns after 2 years away

Missing cat returns after 2 years away

Meet Alfie! He’d been hanging around a house in Chichester for a couple of months gradually becoming more friendly. Eventually, a member of the public managed to catch him and take him to our Kingley surgery. He was rather thin, and had a skin allergy caused by fleas... read more »

Could your dog be a Life-Saving Blood Donor?

Could your dog be a Life-Saving Blood Donor?

Like humans, dogs need blood transfusions from time to time, usually as an emergency. Unfortunately, there is no local blood supply service for dogs, so at AlphaPet, we maintain a register of dogs that are suitable for donating blood. To be eligible to donate blood, a dog needs... read more »

AlphaPet Fun Day & Dog Show - Sunday 14th August

AlphaPet Fun Day & Dog Show - Sunday 14th August

We can’t quite believe that this year will be the 7th AlphaPet Fun Day and Dog Show in aid of two very worthy charities. As usual, it will be held on the Queens Field just next door to our West Meads surgery. This year we have chosen Guide Dogs and... read more »

Heat stroke in pets

Heat stroke in pets

Every summer we warn about the risks of heat stroke for pets, but every summer we still see cases all too frequently. Dogs are still the most commonly seen patients. They have fur coats on which they can’t take off. If they go charging around on a hot... read more »

Anna runs the London Marathon

Anna runs the London Marathon

A fantastic achievement for Anna Holden, one of our West Meads reception team who completed her first ever marathon at this year’s London Marathon. She was running in aid of the Snowdrop Trust (a charity very close to her heart) and completed the course in a very creditable... read more »

Parvovirus Alert

Parvovirus Alert

For a good many years, thanks largely to highly effective vaccination policies, Parvovirus was a rare disease. We had felt that the horrific scenes of rows of dying puppies was a thing of the past. Recently however, we have seen several cases of Parvovirus in young puppies. Very... read more »

Raw Feeding - Seriously Risky

Raw Feeding - Seriously Risky

Feeding raw diets seems to be gaining in popularity, but there is a wealth of scientific evidence showing that there are serious risks to both our patients and clients from doing so. A recent study at Liverpool University showed that over half of dogs fed a raw meat... read more »

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