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Raw Feeding - Seriously Risky
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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 »

Cat Fur-Endly Waiting Area At West Meads Surgery

Cat Fur-Endly Waiting Area At West Meads Surgery

Our main West Meads reception area can get very busy at times. Cats and dogs frequently don’t mix and we recognise that cats can become stressed if they are waiting in close proximity to dogs, especially if the dogs are excited themselves. So, we have created a Cat... read more »

Using human medicines for pets

Using human medicines for pets

Recently, we have seen a worrying trend with clients medicating their own pets with human drugs. This is an extremely risky thing to do without specific veterinary advice. Whilst dogs and cats are mammals, just like humans, their reactions and tolerances to drugs, which are considered safe in... read more »

Staff News

Staff News

As usual, the last few months have been quite busy for our staff. Vet, Laura Wingham, got married to Andy and became Laura Jenner. Many congratulations! Vet, Charlotte Gray, swapped sunny Dubai for sometimes sunny Bognor in April and has slotted in very quickly and is helping to... 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 »