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We provide a complete range of services for dogs to help keep them fit and healthy.

Healthcare for healthy pets is what we are aiming for but when things go wrong and your dog becomes sick, we are there 24/7 to provide the appropriate advice and treatment to make them better again.

Below are a selection of information and advice sheets for some of the more common queries we receive about dog health.

Why not also check out our Blog page where we regularly talk about interesting doggy topics?

If you have concerns about your dog, call us on 01243 842832 and we will be pleased to help you.

 

  Vaccinations

Vaccinations

BOOSTERS – Are they really necessary? Primary (puppy) vaccination is essential if the major killer diseases that were rife only a relatively short time ago are not to once more become a scourge. However...
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  Arthritis Awareness

Arthritis Awareness

Arthritis is a complex condition involving inflammation of joints. It is very common, especially in older dogs. There are many causes but, in general, the degree of arthritis is directly related to the age of...
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Cruciate Disease

Cruciate disease is a very common problem causing lameness in a hindleg of a dog, that we are very used to seeing regularly at Alphapet. The cruciate ligament...
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Patella Luxation

Like cruciate disease, patella luxation is another relatively common cause of a hind leg lameness in dogs that we see regularly at AlphaPet. It is caused by the patella (knee cap) slipping onto either the...
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  Neutering Advice

Neutering Advice

Canine Neutering advice     Here at AlphaPet we are strong believers in preventative healthcare. Prevention is always better than cure! One of the most important things we can do to aid with this motto is to...
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  Puppy Parties

Puppy Parties

There are many common behaviour problems that affect dogs. Most of these result from inappropriate training or failing to recognise early enough when things are not going quite right. At AlphaPet, we recommend that puppies are...
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  Chocolate Poisoning

Chocolate Poisoning

I was told my neighbour’s dog had died of chocolate poisoning. Can this be true? Yes it can. Chocolate contains an alkaloid called Theobromine. This is a drug which is used as a diuretic,...
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  Dental Disease

Dental Disease

I was totally unaware that dogs have dental problems. Is it common? Dental disease is probably as common in dogs as in man and is probably just as painful. Dogs however do not have...
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  Tablets

Tablets

Many drugs in tablet form, licensed for use in dogs, have been specially formulated with palatability in mind. However if the dog is at all suspicious he is unlikely to eat the tablet voluntarily...
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  Ear Drops

Ear Drops

Ear preparations are supplied in order to assist in clearing up your pet’s ear complaint. The condition is not uncommon and there are a number of possible causes. You will have been advised regarding the...
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