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Advice
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Advice

Welcome to our comprehensive guides to care, support, breeding and health of your pets.

We are proud to offer these information pages free to all to aid health and happiness to your pets.

Please use the "drop-down" menu below Pet Advice on our navigation menu to select you pet and find helpful advice and information. All our information sheets are printable as they have been "printer-friendly" coded to remove graphics and web information and can be printed on any home machine to browse and advise you  at your own convenience. Remember, if you are seriously worried about your pet, always call our emergency help line: 01243 842832

  Dogs

Dogs

We provide a complete range of services for dogs to help keep them fit and healthy. Healthcare for healthy pets is what we are aiming for but when things go wrong and your dog becomes sick, we are there 24/7 to provide the appropriate advice and treatment to make them... read more »

  Cats

Cats

We strive very hard to be a cat friendly clinic providing healthcare and advice for all cats. Our main aim is to keep your cats fit and healthy but when they get sick, we are there 24/7 to provide advice and care to make them better again. Below is a selection of... read more »

  Rabbits

Rabbits

Rabbits are now the third most popular pet in the UK. They CAN make great pets, especially for children, BUT they do need a lot of looking after and sadly, we see many rabbits being neglected once the novelty of owning one has worn off. The vast majority of the problems... read more »

  Reptiles

Reptiles

We treat and provide advice for a wide range of “exotic” pets. Vet, Richard Edwards, has a particular interest in reptiles and is available for consultation mainly at the West Meads surgery. In addition, AlphaPet has two qualified veterinary nurses, Charlotte Sampson RVN and Sue Eaton RVN, who both have particular... read more »

  Birds

Birds

We treat and provide advice for a wide range of birds, from budgies through parrots and raptors to peacocks! Birds are a relatively specialised area of veterinary medicine and most things happen quickly with them i.e. when they get sick, it often happens quickly. So owners will often need to... read more »

  When the time comes ……

When the time comes ……

Last Service At AlphaPet, we are all pet owners too, which means that at some point we have had to go through this incredibly difficult time as well. We are all very conscious of how hard it is to come to the decision to let a beloved pet go. We... read more »

  Choosing a Puppy or Kitten

Choosing a Puppy or Kitten

So you’ve decided you want a new puppy or a new kitten, but where do you start looking for a new pet ……? Below is a rather long set of recommendations and list of advice, but choosing a new puppy or kitten is also a really big decision. So please... read more »

  PETS  Passport  Scheme

PETS Passport Scheme

Dogs and cats entering the UK from the EU, and other specified countries, can do so with an accompanying PETS Passport. As of 1st January 2012, the rules governing PETS passports changed. For a passport to be issued, the following procedures must take place : Step 1: Microchip... read more »