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The Importance of Microchipping your pet

The Importance of Microchipping your pet

Recently we have seen several animals brought into us as strays that either didn’t have a microchip, or had one, but the owners contact details were out of date. Sadly this means that we are either unable to locate their owner, or we have to use other means of trying to track them down. In some cases, social media can be very effective, but can equally be a cause for confusion when ownership is... read more »

Tick-borne disease (Babesiosis)

Tick-borne disease (Babesiosis)

As many dog owners will now already be aware, a new killer dog disease (Babesiosis) has been identified in the UK. Four dogs in Harlow, Essex were confirmed to have had the disease early last year. One died and the other three became seriously ill. Babesiosis is a disease that is spread by ticks. It is widespread in the rest of the world, including Europe, but up until now, we have been free of... read more »

Charity Cheque Presentation

Charity Cheque Presentation

On the 20th August, we hosted our Annual AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day and Dog Show, on the Queens Field at West Meads, next to our main Hospital. As you know, we raised £2441 for our two chosen charities, Search Dogs Sussex and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Today, representatives from both charities came in and were presented with their giant cheques by AlphaPet Director Doug Alexander. Pictured are Jai Wilkes and Lu Dash with retired... read more »

Woody

Woody

Woody is the name that our nurses have given to this stray cat that we have in with us in at the moment. We think it suits him. What do you think? We were called out to Woody by the RSPCA around 8am on Thursday 26th September. A member of the public had found him in the road in Orchard Way, between Church Lane and Lancaster Place in Bognor Regis. He’d been hit by a... read more »

Fleas!

Fleas!

As is often the case at this time of year, we get quite a lot of clients coming to report that their flea product "is not working". If you have been thinking the same, first ask yourself these questions: • Have you actually seen fleas? An itchy dog might be scratching for some other reason. • Have you applied the flea control regularly and at the correct intervals? For example, monthly for products like Advocate, 3 monthly for Bravecto.... read more »

Dental Awareness Month!

Dental Awareness Month!

Get 10% off all dental work and over the counter dental goods! September is AlphaPet's Dental Awareness Month where we encourage all pet owners to check their pet's teeth and make sure they are doing all they can to keep their pet's teeth in tip top condition. Sadly, many of the pets we see are suffering from dental disease, many quite seriously. Undoubtedly, many of these are in significant pain and discomfort but they don't make... read more »

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 »

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