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Did you know that we have a Facebook page? We post regularly with facts, advice and giggles! We help spread the word with lost pets. There’s interesting stories, unusual cases and photos from inside Alphapet. Pet’s in need of a new home. Promotions and upcoming events. Staff news and much more! So if you want... read more »

The 20th Anniversary AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day & Dog Show

The 20th Anniversary AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day & Dog Show

AlphaPet are getting ready to celebrate 20 years of serving Pets and Wildlife in West Sussex. On Sunday 18th August 2013, we will be taking over the Queen’s Field at West Meads for a day of fun and celebration! There will be lots of family attractions and things to do, including... read more »

Meet Amber - She's Lucky To Be Alive!

Meet Amber - She's Lucky To Be Alive!

Amber is lucky to be alive - no thanks to Lungworm! Amber is a beautiful 18 month old Golden Retriever bitch. Amber came in to us recently for a routine neutering operation and appeared in perfect health with no external signs of any ill health. During the surgery, she seemed to bleed... read more »

AlphaPet Fun Day 2012

AlphaPet Fun Day 2012

AlphaPet Fun Day 2012   Well - what a day it was! Setting everything up in blistering heat and then then at 12 noon precisely, the heavens opened and we were treated to a spectacular thunderstorm of biblical proportions! Some thought that was it, but wait ….. 40 minutes later, bright sunshine... read more »

CEVA Vet of the Year 2012 Award

CEVA Vet of the Year 2012 Award

Richard is Vet of the Year 2012! Richard Edwards has been honoured at the CEVA awards for Animal Welfare winning the inaugural Chris Laurence Vet of the Year 2012. Richard was... read more »

Why we  operate our own Out of Hours service

Why we operate our own Out of Hours service

Click on this link to hear an interesting article on the BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme on why vet practices that contract out their out of hours service may be harming pets. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d0prk#p00q0h64read more »

Skye bins her diet!

Skye bins her diet!

Skye has left her owner in no doubt that she is fed up with her diet. The Arsenal waste bin found around her neck was a real giveaway that she wanted something more! Great picture! If anyone has a better one of their pet, please send it to us at info@alphapet.co.ukread more »

Thinking about a new puppy?

Thinking about a new puppy?

Then please check out this link: Puppy farming news item Sadly, we are seeing increasing numbers of clients purchasing puppies from dubious sources. One of the puppies shown in this news item belongs to an AlphaPet client. This man has been active in our area, advertising... read more »

Freddie the Roe deer - update

Freddie the Roe deer - update

Freddie, the Roe deer fawn, who was featured in the Observer in June after he was found critically ill, has now been sucessfully reared and placed into a suitable location preparing him for full release back into the wild. Charlie Sampson (Alphapet veterinary nurse, who has cared for Freddie since... read more »

Online Shop

Online Shop

AlphaPet has a brand new online shop offering a large range of pet products at competitive prices. You can buy online and then choose to have your products delivered either to your home or to your preferred branch of AlphaPet. Clink on this link to visit and see what we... read more »

Fish Hook Warning - Urgent

Please be careful if you are walking your dog on the beach in the Bognor, Selsey and Witterings areas. We have had a spate of dogs that have swallowed fish hooks which have required anaesthetics and sometimes surgery to remove them. Many of these cases involve dogs eating meat attached... read more »

AlphaPet Launches Vetsure Insurance

Each year 1 in 3 pets are injured or become ill* and need urgent veterinary treatment.  Insurance can help you cover the cost of these unexpected bills leaving you free to concentrate on helping an important member of your family... read more »

Rescued Seal Pup

AlphaPet staff Sarah Eglen (Practice Manager and BDMLR Animal Medic) and Richard Edwards (Vet) were called out today to help rescue a sick Common seal pup. The pup had been reported behaving oddly at East Head. The pup appeared stranded on the beach and was being disturbed by members of... read more »

AlphaPet Fun Dog Show

The first AlphaPet Fun Dog Show was held at West Meads on Saturday 7th August and what a success it was! It is estimated that around 500 people attended during the four hours it ran with lots of positive comments being received by the organisers. Apart from the dog show, there... read more »

Xylitol Sweetener Poisoning warning

Xylitol is a sweetener that is being increasingly used in human sweets, cakes and biscuits. It is also found in some human dental hygiene products and some human medicines. If it is ingested by dogs, it can trigger a sudden release of insulin which can lead to hypoglycaemia (low blood... read more »

Lungworm warning

Lungworm warning

Please be aware that lungworm is now in our area. We have had a number of confirmed cases including one in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel another in a Cocker Spaniel and another in a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Both have fortunately survived and are making good recoveries, but the Staffie... read more »

Please Don't Throw Sticks For Dogs

Please don't throw sticks for dogs. Recently, we have had a spate of serious injuries caused by sticks. Owners throw sticks for their dogs. The dogs chase after them but they catch the stick as it is bouncing on the ground. One end of the stick jams into the ground,... read more »

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 (... 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... 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... read more »