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The Importance of Microchipping your pet

The Importance of Microchipping your pet

Recently we have seen several animals brought into us as strays that either didn’t have a microchip, or had one, but the owners contact details were out of date. Sadly this means that we are either unable to locate their owner, or we have to use other means of... read more »

Woody

Woody

Woody is the name that our nurses have given to this stray cat that we have in with us in at the moment. We think it suits him. What do you think? We were called out to Woody by the RSPCA around 8am on Thursday 26th September. A member of... 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 »

Avian Flu Update

Avian Flu Update

AlphaPet have received the following update from APHA (Animal and Plant health Agency) on the current Avian Flu situation. We have today announced https://www.gov.uk/government/news/updated-measures-to-protect-poultry-against-avian-flu ​that all poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds. ​ The... read more »

National Pet Month 2017

National Pet Month 2017

National Pet Month runs from 1st April to 1st May and its main aim is to promote responsible pet ownership. It’s also a time where we can celebrate life with our pets. The Top 10 Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership are: 1. Think carefully before getting a pet and learn about... read more »

Tortoise Awareness Month

Tortoise Awareness Month

March is AlphaPet’s Tortoise Awareness Month! Tortoises were originally brought to the UK by the Victorians and have become commonly kept pets. Due to their long lifespans, they also frequently become family heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation. So it's really important that all tortoise... read more »

S.A.G.A Clinics

S.A.G.A Clinics

Here at AlphaPet, our qualified nurses run a senior pet clinic - Small Animal Geriatric Assessment, better known as S.A.G.A! A 30 minute appointment is just £15 and includes a general health examination and basic urinalysis. The nurses will also advise you on your pets diet, exercise, grooming and dental... read more »

Tortoise Clinics

Tortoise Clinics

At AlphaPet, we have two qualified nurses who have taken a special interest in Tortoises. Sue Eaton and Charlie Sampson run special nurse clinics just for tortoises and are able to give advice regarding their care. These clinics are... read more »

Hills Vet Essentials Promotional Offer

Hills Vet Essentials Promotional Offer

We currently (July 2016) have a promotional offer on the Hills Vet Essentials range for both cats and dogs. 25% off stickered stock, but only whilst stocks last at all 3 of our surgeries. Hills Vet Essentials diets are specially formulated and balanced nutritionally to meet the essential health needs of... read more »

The AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day & Dog Show 2016

The AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day & Dog Show 2016

The annual AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day and Dog Show will be taking place on Sunday 14th August 2016 on the Queens Field next to our West Meads clinic. It's our 7th show and its gets bigger and better each year! This is a great family fun day out and at... 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 »

Molly Roots update

Molly Roots update

You might remember a while back we asked for your help in supporting Molly Roots, the daughter of one of our receptionists Niki. Molly suffers from Cerebral Palsy and was in need of a life changing operation - Selective Dorsal Rizotomy (SDR) that would enable her to walk properly... read more »

Rabbit Awareness Month

Rabbit Awareness Month

Hop along to AlphaPet Veterinary Clinic to take advantage of our free ‘Rabbit Awareness Month’ health checks. The 10th anniversary of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) runs from Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th May 2016. The good news is that we are running it for 4 weeks, for... read more »

London Marathon 2016 - Anna's grand total.........

London Marathon 2016 - Anna's grand total.........

Huge congratulations to one of our receptionists Anna Holden, who took on the challenge of running this years London Marathon. She did it to raise money for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust, a charity close to her heart. In just under 6 hours, this is a massive achievement and we are... read more »

Jomo and his happy ending!

Jomo and his happy ending!

Jomo is a very handsome and much loved Bengal who went missing from his home in Surrey in the new year. After 7 weeks, his owners had almost given up hope of ever finding him. Lucky for Jomo, he ended up in our care after being found in Cakeham, West Wittering.... read more »

Tara is now an advocate for Advocate!

Tara is now an advocate for Advocate!

This is the story of Tara, an 8 year old greyhound who came into us with a cough. She had lost her appetite and become very lethargic over the course of a week. Her respiratory rate had also increased. Upon discussion with Tara’s owner, it transpired that Tara was not... read more »

Receptionist to run this years London Marathon!

Receptionist to run this years London Marathon!

One of our receptionists Anna Holden, has decided to take on the challenge of running this years London Marathon to raise money for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust, a charity close to her heart. Anna say’s on her JustGiving page, “I am honoured to be running the London Marathon this year... read more »

The kitten who went through the washing machine!

The kitten who went through the washing machine!

This is 4 week old Arla and she recently had a rather terrifying experience! She was accidentally scooped up in a pile of washing and went through a 15 minute cycle in the washing machine. When her owners realised what had happened, she was barely conscious, but by the time she... read more »

Bagheera and Baloo

Bagheera and Baloo

On 17th September, a member of the public witnessed 2 young kittens being thrown from a window of a moving car on Regents Way in Bognor. He was able to note down a partial number plate and colour of the car, but his main concern was to make sure... read more »

Very Sad News

Very Sad News

It is with great sadness that we must pass on the news that one of our longest serving receptionists, Daphne ‘Daffers’ Lambert has passed away after a short battle with cancer. To add to this terrible news, just a few days later, we have had the equally devastating news that... read more »

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