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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 »

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 »

New killer tick-borne disease now in the UK

New killer tick-borne disease now in the UK

As many dog owners will now already be aware, a new killer dog disease (Babesiosis) has been identified in the UK. Four dogs in Harlow, Essex have been confirmed to have had the disease. One died and the other three became seriously ill. Babesiosis is a disease that is... 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 »

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 »

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