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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animals brought into us as strays that either didn’t have a microchip, or had one, but the owners contact details were out of date.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 »

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 »

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 »

Avian Flu Update

Avian Flu Update

AlphaPet have received the following update from APHA (Animal and Plant health Agency) on the current Avian Flu situation. We have today announced https://www.gov.uk/government/news/updated-measures-to-protect-poultry-against-avian-flu ​that all poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds. ​ The requirement to house or fully net poultry in Higher Risk Areas of England, introduced on 28 February to minimise the risk of them catching avian... read more »

National Pet Month 2017

National Pet Month 2017

National Pet Month runs from 1st April to 1st May and its main aim is to promote responsible pet ownership. It’s also a time where we can celebrate life with our pets. The Top 10 Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership are: 1. Think carefully before getting a pet and learn about its special requirements. 2. Ensure your pet is sociable and well trained. 3. Provide a nutritious and well balanced diet. 4. Provide suitable housing and bedding. 5. Clean up... read more »

Tortoise Awareness Month

Tortoise Awareness Month

March is AlphaPet’s Tortoise Awareness Month! Tortoises were originally brought to the UK by the Victorians and have become commonly kept pets. Due to their long lifespans, they also frequently become family heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation. So it's really important that all tortoise keepers know how to care for these fascinating animals Unfortunately, many of the species kept in the UK originated in the Mediterranean region are... read more »

S.A.G.A Clinics

S.A.G.A Clinics

Here at AlphaPet, our qualified nurses run a senior pet clinic - Small Animal Geriatric Assessment, better known as S.A.G.A! A 30 minute appointment is just £15 and includes a general health examination and basic urinalysis. The nurses will also advise you on your pets diet, exercise, grooming and dental health and discuss any changes in their behaviour or mobility associated with the ageing process. If the nurse discovers anything she feels needs looking at more... read more »

Tortoise Clinics

Tortoise Clinics

At AlphaPet, we have two qualified nurses who have taken a special interest in Tortoises. Sue Eaton and Charlie Sampson run special nurse clinics just for tortoises and are able to give advice regarding their care. These clinics are available all year round, though we tend to see a lot more during the Spring and Autumn months when tortoises are coming out of, or... read more »

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