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Reptile: reducing the risk of Salmonella infection

Reducing the risks of Salmonella infection from reptiles: advice for owners Keeping reptiles carries some health risks which all owners should be aware of and take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families. Salmonella is a particularly common risk. Click on this link to access a leaflet ( just produced by the Health Protection Agency, Department of Health, and Defra) that provides advice to reptile owners regarding measures to reduce the risk of... read more »

More silent suffering?

When was the last time you checked your pet’s teeth? Do they look gleaming white the same as ours do? If not, and particularly if there is reddening of the gums and there are significant brown deposits built up on the teeth, then this may be indicative of pain causing conditions. As with many other chronic conditions in pets, they often don’t show any outward sign of pain. They just get on with... read more »

Is Your Pet Suffering In Silence?

Winter is the time when many of our pets start to feel the cold and damp in their joints. Most dogs over 8 years old are prone to arthritis, but many owners remain unaware of their discomfort because our pets don’t make a big fuss about it. Early signs can be just a slower dog with possibly some stiffness on rising that often gets better once they have got... read more »

Emergency Care Provision

Modern veterinary practices, like their human equivalents, are increasingly concentrating on providing healthcare advice and treatment to help keep animals healthy rather than just relying on treating sick patients. However, no matter how hard we try, we cannot prevent all animals getting sick and they don’t always do this during normal opening hours. At AlphaPet, we believe strongly that emergency out of hours care is best provided by the... read more »

RCVS Practice Standards

Last year, AlphaPet was subjected to a formal Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons inspection as part of their Practice Standards Scheme (PSS). We passed with flying colours and are an officially Accredited Practice! PSS is a voluntary initiative and not all practices are part of it yet. So what does it mean for you and your animals? As a client of an RCVS accredited practice, you can rest assured of... read more »

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