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Pets are a child's best friend rather than their siblings

Pets are a child's best friend rather than their siblings

According to a recent study from the University of Cambridge, children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than they do from their brothers or sisters. They also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with their siblings. Although pets are almost as common as siblings in the UK, there have been relatively few studies looking at the importance of child-pet relationships. This research supports the idea that having pets... read more »

Avian Flu: Advice for backyard poultry keepers

Avian Flu: Advice for backyard poultry keepers

With all the recent and ongoing outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), or Avian Flu for short, backyard poultry keepers are having to continue to take measures to prevent their birds being infected. It is likely that Avian Flu is present in birds in this area already, although there have been no confirmed outbreaks in the Chichester... read more »

Why has AlphaPet become a Veterinary Hospital?

Why has AlphaPet become a Veterinary Hospital?

In August 2016 AlphaPet became the only RCVS Accredited Small Animal Veterinary Hospital in the Bognor Regis and Chichester areas. To achieve this status, we have had to invest very significantly in both our staff and our facilities. But why should we do this? Surely if you’re a “Vets” then you’re a “Vets”? …. We’re all the same,... read more »

Is my cat stressed and what can I do to help?

Is my cat stressed and what can I do to help?

  Cats can be affected by stress, which can lead to both behavioural and health problems. It's not always obvious that they are feeling stressed or why they might be feeling like this. Why is my cat stressed? Cats are all individuals and so this will vary from cat to cat, however the majority are creatures of habit and anything that disrupts their daily routine can become hugely stressful. Large changes such as moving house, new babies,... read more »

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