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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 one of the animals looking for a new home. To find out more, please click this link: https://www.spiritfm.net/features/furry-friends-fortnight/ There’s even a great competition you can enter too! Make... read more »

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 to how we can make life more comfortable for our animal friends during very hot weather. *Make sure at ALL times, they have access to plenty... 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 toes and can track like a splinter. It is very painful and often requires sedation, or even a general anaesthetic to have them removed. Grass seeds... 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 how uncomfortable and potentially dangerous it can be. A dog with heat stroke will be panting heavily, drooling (more than normal if you have a dog... 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 Veterinary Surgeon Employment Opportunities page here.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 guy. Despite an online appeal and articles in the local paper and radio stations, unsurprisingly, an owner did not come forward and it was obvious... 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 requirement to house or fully net poultry in Higher Risk Areas of England, introduced on 28 February to minimise the risk of them catching avian... 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 its special requirements. 2. Ensure your pet is sociable and well trained. 3. Provide a nutritious and well balanced diet. 4. Provide suitable housing and bedding. 5. Clean up... read more »

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