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AlphaPet News - Winter 2016
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AlphaPet News - Winter 2016

 

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Welcome to the Summer 2016 Edition of AlphaPet News

You can also download a PDF copy of AlphaPet News here.

AlphaPet Achieves Hospital Status

AlphaPet Achieves Hospital Status

Earlier this year, AlphaPet achieved Small Animal Veterinary Hospital Accreditation under the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme. We are the only practice in the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas to have achieved this. What this means for our clients is that we have been inspected by an independent veterinary surgeon and have demonstrated that we have achieved the very exacting standards required of an RCVS Veterinary Hospital in regard to... read more »

Vaccination - separating fact from fiction

Vaccination - separating fact from fiction

Following media reports earlier this year about alleged side effects resulting from vaccinating dogs against leptospirosis, Health for Animals has produced  a "myth-busting" factsheet to address misconceptions about vaccination. It is available at http://tinyurl.com/zmnsslr We continue to  hear  a lot of misinformation being  fed to clients, so this is a welcome  attempt to correct some of the  myths surrounding vaccination and why we continue to recommend vaccinationsread more »

Dog show results

Dog show results

It was another hugely successful  AlphaPet Fun Day and Dog Show on August 14th with Catastrophes Cat rescue and Guide Dogs sharing the £2780 raised on the day!read more »

Did you know ....

Did you know ....

Since AlphaPet started in September 1993, we have treated over 80,000 pets belonging to over 24,000 owners! In the year to December 2016, we have registered 1090 new clients!read more »

Marley's story

Marley's story

Marley is one very fortunate dog! Marley is just over a year old. She presented to us as an emergency with life-threatening peritonitis. Her owner understandably wanted everything done to try and save her, but she wasn't insured and she needed complicated and expensive surgery. We were assured this wouldn't be a problem, so we went ahead. Marley made it through the surgery, but there were complications and soon the bill had reached... read more »

Seasonal awareness

Seasonal awareness

Christmas is a time of increased risk for our pets. We usually see a higher incidence of foreign body ingestion in both dogs and cats. Turkey bones, bits of childrens toys, pieces of tinsel, and small balls are commonly swallowed and frequently end up having to be removed surgically. Additionally, toxic food items such as raisins (in Christmas pudding/cake and mince pies), chocolate, onion gravy and macadamia nuts are more commonly accessed and... read more »

AlphaPet Pet Health Club

AlphaPet Pet Health Club

Ask us about the AlphaPet Pet Health Club It could save you £££££s!read more »

Unnecessary suffering

Unnecessary suffering

Did you know: Anyone owning or taking on a new pet (whether that be a dog, a cat, a rabbit or even a bird or reptile), has a duty, under the law to ensure they take steps to make sure they know how to look after that pet and ensure that they don't cause unnecessary suffering either directly or through neglect. Failure to do so can lead to prosecution under the Animal Welfare... read more »

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