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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 »

Alabama Rot - what you really need to know!

Alabama Rot - what you really need to know!

Further cases of Alabama Rot disease have been reported recently in the news, so we thought we’d update everyone on the latest knowledge about this rather scary disease. What is Alabama Rot? Alabama Rot is a disease that only affects dogs. It cannot be transmitted to or from humans. Its technical name is Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV) but it got its Alabama Rot nickname after it was... read more »

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