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How to ensure your dog is a healthy weight

Posted on September 24, 2020

Dogs, like humans, can be prone to gaining weight. This in turn can cause health problems like diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart and respiratory problems, and could reduce your dog’s life expectancy. Here we look at some tips to help get your pet pooch in good physical shape.

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Introducing a new pet into the household

Posted on September 18, 2020

Getting a new pet is an exciting experience, and naturally, you are keen to get them back home to begin life as part of the family. However, for your new pet this can be a very stressful occasion, therefore it is important to ensure that you have fully prepared for their arrival and take things nice and slow to make their integration into your home a successful one. We have put together some top tips below that we believe will help you through the process.

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Do you ever wonder why your pet needs its annual boosters?

Posted on September 13, 2020

You’re probably aware that when you get a puppy or kitten, you’re going to need to visit the vet for vaccinations, flea and tick prevention and other treatments. However, to maintain your pet’s health and wellbeing, regular trips to the vets are recommended. Annual vaccinations or boosters are important to protect your pet against preventable diseases and discomfort. Here we explore some of the common questions, and myths, around the annual visit for vaccination…

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Preparing your pets for firework season

Posted on September 11, 2020

Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year's Eve and Diwali.

Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright flashes. Preparing your pet early can make a significant difference and will help your pet cope throughout the seasonal events – start preparing now!

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Senior pets focus

Posted on September 10, 2020

As we age, we begin to experience certain health conditions that are linked to getting older. The same is true for our pets; the only difference being that they are unable to tell us if they are not feeling well. That’s why it is important to be looking out for any signs and symptoms that could highlight that something isn’t quite right.

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Protect your pet against kennel cough

Posted on September 08, 2020

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs? Maybe out on walks, at the park, or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster.

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Basic first aid for pets

Posted on September 04, 2020

Whenever your pet becomes ill or injured, it is always a stressful situation for both you and your companion. That is why we wanted to provide you with some guidance on how you can act, and what you can do to help, when these incidents occur.

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Heat awareness for animals in hutches

Posted on August 29, 2020

Even though the height of summer is over, we have been known to have some very warm days in September! We all enjoy getting out in the sunshine (when it arrives!), however the same is not always true for our pets! It is possible for any animal to overheat in hot weather, however we often forget how tough it can be on our pets that live in hutches, such as rabbits and guinea pigs.

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Phone Issues

Posted on August 16, 2020

We are currently experiencing problems with our telephone system. If you have an emergency situation with your pet please call our out of hours service on 01483 346373 or 01483 414747. Apologies we are currently looking into this system fault.

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Pet travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

Posted on August 14, 2020

If you’re planning on taking your pet to an EU Country after 1 January 2021, there’s some important information you need to know.

Before your dog, cat or ferret can travel for the first time after this date, you’ll need to start taking the following steps four months before you’re planning to travel …

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Barbecues and your pets – things to consider  

Posted on August 10, 2020

Picture the scene…you’re in your garden, the sun is shining, maybe you have friends and family round to visit, and the charcoals are just about ready for you to start cooking al fresco. The last thing you want is an emergency vet visit with your beloved pet. 

If you’re planning a barbecue this weekend, here are some things to consider to keep your pet safe. 

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Taking your dog out in public

Posted on July 24, 2020

The daily walk forms an important part of our dog’s routine; a chance for them to stretch their legs (and ours!). As it’s something we do every day, we may not always be aware of some of the rules and restrictions in place when we wander through the park or woodland.

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Camping with your dog

Posted on July 10, 2020

Have your holiday plans this summer taken on a different look and feel? Are you swapping sunbeds and sand for…well, a field? Camping and caravanning is the holiday trend for summer 2020. Many campsites are fully prepared to safely cater for families over the coming months and the great news is, many are happy to welcome our dogs too!

If this is the first time you’ve camped with your dog, this checklist might be a useful reminder about what to pack.

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Grass seed dangers to cats and dogs

Posted on July 02, 2020

Grass seeds are a common problem during the spring and summer months. While your pet explores the outdoors, grass seed can easily brush off the tops of long grass stems onto their bodies. The seeds have pointed ends and are exceptionally sharp, so they become trapped in your pet’s fur and due to their shape they can only travel in one direction. This means they can often penetrate skin or move into ears.

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COVID-19 update - 30th June

Posted on June 30, 2020

Updated guidance from 30th June 2020

We can now offer a full range of services for our patients, while still adhering to COVID-19 social distancing rules.

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Top 10 hazards to watch out for this summertime to protect your pets

Posted on June 27, 2020

Summer brings longer days, warmer climates, new adventures and outdoor socialising, which with pets in tow, can be made even more enjoyable! However, when the temperatures rise, the dangers to our pets increase too. To keep pets safe, you should be aware of potential hazards, as well as some top tips to help prevent your pet from endangering themselves throughout the summer months.

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Adopt a pet – save a life

Posted on June 26, 2020

If recent months meant you put your new pet plans on hold, you may now be starting to put the wheels in motion to extend your family and welcome a new member. Many people Google reputable breeders or consider designer dogs based on celebrity social media profiles, however, considering adopting a rescue animal can be hugely rewarding.

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Advice on helping injured wildlife in the summer

Posted on June 25, 2020

As we transition from lockdown, more of us are exploring the outdoors with our pets in the summer weather. With increased time outside, the chances of coming across injured or sick wildlife also multiply. If you encounter a wild animal in need, it can be hard to know what to do. Wild animals can be very unpredictable if approached by humans, especially when they are frightened or injured.

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The importance of microchipping your pet

Posted on June 19, 2020

Keeping our pets safe is important to all of us as pet owners. They trust us with their care and protection and, as well as feeding, exercising and cuddling them, that includes identifying them so that we can be reunited if we are parted.

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Caring for your cat - An owner’s guide

Posted on June 18, 2020

Many of us are spending more time at home than we normally would, and you may be wondering if and how this may affect your feline friends. Below we have put together some useful hints and tips to help you create the perfect home environment, with some child-friendly activities included to keep both your children and cats occupied, all year round, but particularly during the summer months.

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Keeping your dog safe during car travel

Posted on June 12, 2020

It’s hard not to smile when you see a dog with its head out of the window in a travelling car. They look so happy and carefree! But travelling with an unrestrained dog could be a real risk – to them, to you, and to other drivers.

If you’re going to be out and about on the road with your dog this summer, here are some things to consider to keep everyone safe.

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Diabetes Week - 8 to 14 June 2020

Posted on June 05, 2020

During Diabetes Week, we wanted to raise awareness and share some advice about how you can help your pet by understanding what diabetes is, the causes and how to recognise the symptoms.

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Protect your pet from the sun

Posted on May 04, 2020

As we head into the summer months and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses which are brought on by hot weather, including sunburn, foot pad burns, dehydration and the most dangerous of all, heatstroke.

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Puppy Development during COVID-19

Posted on April 20, 2020

Are you wondering how to safely socialise your new puppy during the coronavirus lockdown? We’ve put together a few tips for all new puppy parents.

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COVID-19 and Pets

Posted on April 09, 2020

COVID-19 is much in the news, and some reports are based on fact, others speculation. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have some advice for you as a pet owner – or someone who spends a lot of time around pets – here’s what you should know:

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Alder Vets COVID-19 FAQs

Posted on April 02, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have pulled together a list of the frequently asked questions.

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Alder Vets COVID-19 Updates

Posted on March 31, 2020

We are focusing our efforts on the pets in urgent need of our care and are only physically open for urgent and emergency cases.

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Alder Vets COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

Posted on March 16, 2020

We remain committed to delivering exceptional care to your pet, while doing our part to reduce the spread of respiratory illness (in particular, COVID-19 coronavirus), including careful monitoring of the health and wellbeing of our staff.

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Raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Posted on January 30, 2020

Our Head Vet Sarah Ramsey is doing a challenge a month this year to raise money for

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). She has just completed her first one at the weekend running a 15km trail race with her dog!

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Emergency contact details today

Posted on January 26, 2020

We are having some electrical work done meaning our phones won’t be working this afternoon. If you have an emergency situation with your pet please... read more

Pet first aid event

Posted on November 20, 2019

Alder Vets are delighted to announce that we will be holding a pet first aid event in aid of CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young.

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Car Park Maintenance

Posted on August 15, 2019

Our car park and access road are being repaired tomorrow. There will be no access to the car park from Thursday evening (15th) until 22nd... read more

Changes to Pet Travel in the event of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit

Posted on November 08, 2018

Pet owners will still be able to travel to Europe with their pet after the UK leaves the EU, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. However, in the event of no deal, you may need to take some additional steps to be able to travel with your pet to the EU.

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Surrey Game and Country Fair

Posted on September 18, 2017

Alder Vets will be at the Surrey Game and Country Fair on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Loseley Park near Guildford, GU3 1HS

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Phones

Posted on August 23, 2017

Our phones are currently down please email info@aldervets.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Spay

Posted on August 16, 2016

We are proud to announce that we are now able to offer laparoscopic bitch spays at our sister practice Crofts Vets in Haslemere

"Keyhole" or laparoscopy has been widely used for many years in human surgery for many procedures due to its clear advantages when compared to traditional open surgery.

At Crofts Vets, we are proud to announce that we are now able to offer this minimally-invasive surgery for our patients and also referrals from other vets.

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Easter opening times

Posted on February 29, 2016

We are open over the Easter weekend for routine appointments and emergencies.

Please see the opening times page for more details.

Compulsory Microchipping

Posted on January 27, 2016

From the 6th of April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old... read more

Alders Pet Health Plans

Posted on January 22, 2015

Alders Pet Health Plan provides you with the support you need to help your pet stay healthy.

Regular visits mean we have the opportunity to administer necessary vaccinations and up-to-date worming and flea treatments. In addition, the clinical examination provides you with peace of mind, as we carefully monitor the general health of your pet and offer advice, support and treatment planning. This can prevent problems in the future.

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Parvo Alert

Posted on December 31, 2014

Unfortunately, we have had 3 dogs (from 2 separate families), presented to our clinic in the last 24 hours who were severely ill. All ... read more

G-paws now in stock!

Posted on December 10, 2014

G-PAWS is a lightweight, robust and weatherproof GPS recorder light enough (12g) to be worn by cats, dogs, and even ferrets.

Using an ultra-sensitive multi... read more

Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Posted on August 19, 2014

We are now open spring and summer bank holidays (as well as Sundays all year round)!

Alder Vets are the only veterinary practice in the area... read more

Introducing RidgeStop™ – Floating Kneecap Treatment

Posted on May 27, 2014

Alder Vets are pleased to offer a cutting edge new technique for the treatment of “Floating Kneecap”

RidgeStop™ is a novel surgical technique for treatment of patellar luxation (floating kneecap). This is a simple, affordable alternative to sulcoplasty surgery that can be used alone, as the sole treatment for patella luxation, or as an adjunct to re-alignment operations.

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Alabama Rot

Posted on February 25, 2014

Idiopathic cutaneous in Surrey

As you may have heard there has been another case of Alabama Rot in Surrey. The owner of the flat coated retriever... read more

Worming Offer Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

Posted on January 09, 2014

You may not be able to see them, but the eggs or larvae of intestinal worms could be in your garden. Intestinal worms can cause... read more

Puppy Farming

Posted on October 03, 2013

Unrepeatable breeders are out there

Don't fall victim to the unrepeatable breeders - they are out there.

Sadly, there has been a significant rise in the number... read more

Our team building day

Posted on March 03, 2013

See what we got up to on our last team building day – 4 vets and 5 nurses from the practice did the NUTS Challenge on 3rd March!

  • Alder Veterinary Practice
  • 137 Worplesdon Road
  • Guildford
  • Surrey
  • GU2 9XA
  • Telephone: 01483 536036