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AlphaPet News Summer 2019
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AlphaPet News Summer 2019

 

 

Welcome to the Summer 2019 Edition of AlphaPet News

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Booking Appointments Online

Booking Appointments Online

AlphaPet has created the ability for you to book routine appointments online. Simply logon to https://alphapet.co.uk/about-alphapets/services/appointments/ Select the AlphaPet surgery (Bognor, Chichester or Birdham) you wish to attend. Fill in the details of the reason for the appointment and select your preferred AlphaPet veterinary surgeon. Then select your preferred...

10th Charity Fun Day & Dog Show

10th Charity Fun Day & Dog Show

We can't quite believe that this year is the 10th year we have been running the AlphaPet Fun Day and Dog Show! It has definitely become a part of the local community calendar and this year and will be held on Sunday 11th August at the Queens Field in Aldwick...

Exotic Diseases

Exotic Diseases

We refer to exotic diseases as those which are not normally found in the UK. In the UK, we have been particularly fortunate to have few really nasty pet diseases for which there are no available vaccines. Unfortunately, with the increasing movement of pet animals into the UK from abroad...

Arthritis Nurse Clinics

Arthritis Nurse Clinics

Osteoarthritis is a very common condition, usually of older pets, both dogs and cats. It is often very treatable but it is frequently the result of multiple factors, not just age, and effective treatment needs to take account of all these factors. There is a tendency to simply rely on painkillers...

Strays, Strays & More Strays!

Strays, Strays & More Strays!

We seem to be seeing increasing numbers of stray animals over the last year or so, mostly cats. At one point recently, we had 7 stray cats in at the same time, 4 of which were kittens. In the last 12 months, we've treated 78 stray pets, including 38 cats, 31...

Pets Can Suffer In Silence

Pets Can Suffer In Silence

If you have toothache or a pain in your stomach or achy joints, how would those around you know? What if you're one of those people who can put on a brave face and just get on with things? How would anyone know except if you told them? The short answer...

Heat Issues

Heat Issues

It doesn't seem to matter how many times we mention the dangers of heat in the summer, we still see cases every year. Most people these days do avoid leaving dogs in cars on hot days, but this is only a part of the problems we see with heat. Dogs have...

Parasite Control Changes

Parasite Control Changes

Parasite control is part and parcel of owning a dog or a cat. Fleas, worms and ticks are the main concerns and are all highly adapted to survive on our pets. Over the 26 years that AlphaPet has been caring for pets, we have seen many changes in the recommended...

Avoiding Toxicities

Avoiding Toxicities

Over the last few years, we have been seeing increasing instances of accidental pet poisoning, many of which are completely avoidable with a bit of forethought. Dogs and cats have a significantly enhanced sense of smell compared to humans. Getting into the habit of placing all human medicines physically out of...

Staff News

Staff News

There never seems to be a shortage of staff news at AlphaPet and the last 6 months have been no exception! Another new vet, Rasto Goncar, started with us in April and a further vet Alexandra (Lexi) Quill is joining us in early August. This will bring us up to...

New Look AlphaPet Website

New Look AlphaPet Website

AlphaPet will shortly have a new look website, with a new design, better functionality and improved usability. There is a wealth of information available about pet conditions and general pet care from how to apply ear treatments to how best to look after horned frogs! The site also allows you to...

Telemedicine

Telemedicine

Telemedicine is something that is becoming increasingly part of day to day veterinary practice. Essentially, it is the result of the widespread availability of computers, smart phones and other electronic gadgets that are now being applied to helping to look after pets. Years ago, there was just the telephone, where...

Reminders

Reminders

Written Prescriptions If you choose to request a written prescription for medication for your pet, please be aware that it is your responsibility to obtain their medication from either a local pharmacy or a reputable online pharmacy and to keep a supply in until such time as a repeat drug...

Hospital Practice

Hospital Practice

AlphaPet Bognor Regis is an RCVS Accredited Small Animal Hospital. But what does this mean and aren't all vets the same? Our practice has been inspected by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to ensure that we meet the very high standards they require of a hospital practice. Amongst other things,...