Category: "newsletter/newsletter-summer-2017"

Client Focus Groups

Would you be interested in contributing towards the future of AlphaPet? We'd like to create a number of focus groups to help us understand what we are doing well, what we could be improving upon and most importantly where you would like us to focus our efforts in the future... read more »

Cannabis Toxicity In Dogs

Cannabis Toxicity In Dogs

Whilst cannabis is still illegal in the UK, sadly, it is becoming increasingly common as a recreational drug. Many people aren't aware that dogs are particularly attracted to the smell of cannabis but its effects are many times greater than they are for humans. Toxicity is an increasingly common problem... read more »

Staff News

Staff News

In March, Sarah Eglen retired as Practice Manager after over 20 years of service in order to move down to the New Forest. However, she hasn't left AlphaPet entirely and is now working more behind the scenes as Accounts Manager. Although not technically employed by AlphaPet, Sarah's partner, Gordon Hackshaw,... read more »

BBQ Danger

BBQ Danger

Over the last few years, we have seen increasing numbers of dogs eating corn on the cob segements from barbecues. Unfortunately, they don't seem to chew them and end up swallowing them whole. They are just small enough to pass into the small intestine, but often slightly too large to pass... read more »

Technology For Pets

Technology For Pets

Did you know that you can now buy fitness trackers for pets as well as wearable cameras and GPS trackers for pets? Attempts to develop pet emotion sensors and pet-human translators have also been made! Where will it all end?read more »

Vet Continuity

Please help us to help you! Enabling our clients to see the same vet at each visit is something that we always aim to achieve. Obviously, our vets can't work all the time - they need time off occasionally! Whilst all our vets will have access to your pet's clinical notes,... read more »

Update Your Pet's Microchip Details

It's the law! Have you moved or changed your phone number since your pet was microchipped? When was the last time you checked your pet's details against your chip? Did you know that not only is it a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped, but it is also a... read more »

Dangers Of Dr Google

Dangers Of Dr Google

The internet is a wonderful resource, one that many clients consult first when their pet is showing signs of something being wrong. A Google search can be quicker and less expensive than a trip to the vets .... surely? The problem is that Dr Google can also be dangerous to... read more »

Trooper's Story

Trooper's Story

A truly heartwarming story Trooper was brought in to us by a member of the public. We believed him to be a Jack Russell cross Chihuahua and was just a few weeks old. It looked as if he had been abandoned. He was cold and dehydrated with skin infections and... read more »

Pet First Aid Course

Many clients ask us what they should do in an emergency involving their pet, so we intend to run two pet First Aid courses at our West Meads Hospital for clients on Sunday 10th September and Sunday 29th October. These will be free for Pet health Club members and £10... read more »

Babesia - The New Threat To Dogs?

Babesia - The New Threat To Dogs?

Babesia canis is spread by ticks and the first outbreak in the UK was recorded in Harlow, Essex, last year. It is likely to spread further this year. We advise all clients to assess the risk to their dogs and provide protecton accordingly. Please ask us if you are unsure.read more »

Fun Day & Dog Show

Fun Day & Dog Show

Our 8th Annual AlphaPet Family Fun Day & Dog Show will be taking place on Sunday 20th August on Queens Field just next to our Bognor Regis Hospital. There will be all the usual attractions with the Dog Show taking centre stage but lots of other things to see and... read more »

Dogs Die In Hot Cars

Dogs Die In Hot Cars

Every year we try to remind owners that dogs die in hot cars but every year we see the results of owners forgetting that message. Already this year we have seen one very sad fatality. Cars heat up so quickly, even with the windows down and even if they are not... read more »