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Important information

We have recently carried out a review of our prices. These changes will be implemented from 29 November 2021. Please note that all existing quotes prior to 29 November will be honoured for four...

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Cardiomyopathy in cats

There are a number of different heart diseases that can affect our cats; however, cardiomyopathy is the most common. But what is it and how do you know if your cat has it? We explore further...

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Mitral Valve Disease (MVD) in dogs

There are many different heart conditions that can affect our dogs; however, mitral valve disease (MVD) is by far the most common. But what is MVD, and how do you know if your dog has it? We explore...

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Preparing your pet for a change in season

As we move from one season to another, we think about the number of layers we need to wear and whether we need to alter our daily routine to cope with the changes. Whilst we consider the alterations...

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Alder Vets COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

Our practice, as always, has extensive hygiene measures in place. We are still encouraging social distancing, face coverings and contactless payments. However, we are very happy to be welcoming you...

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Autumn dangers

Ensure you know the dangers associated with autumn; we have compiled together our guidance as we transition from spring to autumn. We want you all to stay safe this season. Clocks changing The...

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August Bank Holiday

The August bank holiday weekend is here… whether you are heading to the coast, off on a walking adventure or taking it easy at home this bank holiday, we just wanted to let you that our opening hours...

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Preparing your pets for firework season

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...

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Preparing your pet for home life changes

Preparing your pet for home life changes The end of the summer holidays brings with it another change in home life for our pets. When considering this change, we could put them in one of two camps:...

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Tips for worry-free visits to the vet

Like many people dread going to the doctor, the vet can be a source of anxiety for our pets. Luckily, there are steps you can take to alleviate some of the anxiety your pet feels when it senses a vet...

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Keeping your dog safe during car travel

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,...

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Heat awareness for animals in hutches

We all enjoy getting out in the sunshine; however, it is not always true for our pets! Any animal can overheat in hot weather, and we can often forget how tough it can be on our pets that live in...

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August bank holiday opening hours

The August bank holiday weekend is here… whether you are heading to the coast, off on a walking adventure or taking it easy at home this bank holiday, we just wanted to let you that our opening hours...

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Grass seed dangers to cats and dogs

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...

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Grass seeds and freshly cut grass hazards

It is the season when issues related to grass seeds are quite common in pets, especially for dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors. Grass seeds can attach anywhere, but they most commonly attach to...

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Meet our Clinical Nursing Manager

Name: Ellé Gauntlett Title: Clinical Nursing Manager Practice: Alder Veterinary Practice and Crofts Veterinary Surgery How long have you been a veterinary nurse? I have been...

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Exercising your puppy and kitten

How much exercise does my puppy or kitten need? Puppies As standard, the Kennel Club recommends five minutes of exercise per month of age; this can be carried out twice a day. e.g. eight weeks of...

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Tips and advice for new puppy owners

As we get closer to COVID-19 related restrictions being slowly relaxed you’ll be looking forward to getting out and about more with your new puppy. Or, perhaps you’re thinking of buying a new puppy...

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Travelling in the UK

If you're planning on getting out and about in the UK this summer, whether just for the day or for a longer period, we have some tips and advice for you and your pet. With so many dog-friendly...

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Neutering puppies and kittens

Did you know...neutering can have significant healthcare benefits for your pet? Here are just a few of the benefits… Kittens It is usual for male kittens to be castrated from around four months of...

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The importance of microchipping your pet

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...

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Protect your pet from the sun

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...

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Easter opening hours

With Easter just around the corner, our opening hours will vary from our usual times. Please see below our opening times over the Bank Holiday weekend. 2nd April (Good Friday): 10am to 12pm  3rd...

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Tick, flea, and worm prevention for dogs

Your beloved dog is at risk of contracting parasites as they are ever-present in our environment, but you can keep your pet safe by regularly providing them with tick, flea and worm treatment. Ticks...

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Tick, flea, and worm prevention for cats

Your feline friend can always be at risk of contracting parasites with them being ever-present in our environment. However, regularly providing them with tick, flea and worm treatment is the best way...

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Pet skin conditions

Skin disease is quite common amongst pets, as up to 25% of small animal consultations relate to skin issues. Part of the reason why skin conditions are so common is that skin only reacts in certain...

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Rabbit space requirements

When purchasing your rabbit, it is important to consider the amount of space they require carefully. The RSPCA advises that rabbits need the below as a minimum space requirement for two averaged...

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How do you show your pet affection?

Showing your pet that you love and care for them doesn’t have to be complicated. We have pulled together some simple ideas of ways to show your pet that you love them. Keep active together...

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Rabbit dental care

Unlike domestic dogs and cats, a rabbit's teeth never stop growing and can grow nearly 2mm a week. Wild rabbits adapt for this growth by chewing daily on coarse grass and other vegetation that helps...

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Nutritional advice for dogs and cats

When we think about weight management in pets it can be easy to focus on their exercise routine and how active they might, or might not, be. However, getting them out for their daily walk is only...

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Starting your puppy off right!

If you've recently got a new puppy, you may be wondering how to give them the best start to life. According to Dogs Trust, the first four months of a puppy's life are crucial. It is when they learn...

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Tooth Brushing Guide for Small Animals

Brushing is by far the best method of keeping your pet's teeth clean and is more successful if taken in stages. Ideally, it would help if you brushed your dog's teeth at least once daily or three...

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January is National Walk Your Dog Month

If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that every month is walk your dog month; our canine friends need regular exercise all year round! But during January – with the enjoyment of Christmas a distant...

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Important information

Please note we will be implementing a price change from 10th December  A price list is available in the practice. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the team. Thank you for your...

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Antibiotic awareness week

Supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among clinicians,...

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Focus on Osteoarthritis in Dogs

With the onset of colder weather, certain conditions that affect our pets can start to worsen. One of these conditions is Osteoarthritis (or OA for short) and below we take a closer look at the...

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Road Safety Week

From 16-22 November, it is Road Safety Week in the UK. This week aims to inspire the country to take action on road safety, promoting lifesaving and awareness around speeding. When walking your dog,...

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Holiday season opening hours 2020

With Christmas 2020 around the corner and so much uncertainty we wanted to ensure we had our opening times for the festive period in place for you. Please see below our opening times over Christmas...

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Halloween awareness

Halloween can be a fun-filled time of the year for all the family; however, the many unfamiliar sights and sounds can make it a stressful occasion for our pets. Therefore, we have focussed on a few...

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5 benefits to joining our Pet Health Plan

As pet owners we all want the best for our four-legged friends, but we also know that pet ownership can be expensive. By becoming a member of our Pet Health Plan you can spread the cost of essential...

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Keeping your pets safe this autumn

The change of season from summer to autumn sees lots of changes in nature and our surroundings – greens turn to rust and gold, leaves fall and summer flowers give way to berries. As always there are...

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World Heart Day 29th September 2020

We celebrate World Heart Day today on 29 September 2020. This is the world’s biggest awareness-raising platform for cardiovascular disease (CVD) which is accountable for nearly half of all...

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Introducing a new pet into the household

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,...

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How to teach your dog to walk with a lead

Training a dog to walk on a lead comfortably and safely is one of the most critical skills that you will teach your dog as a responsible pet owner. Before you start, make sure you have the right...

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Senior pets focus

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...

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Basic first aid for pets

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...

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Taking your cat to the vets

A visit to the vet can be stressful for cats, and therefore stressful for you too! You will need a sturdy cat carrier to get your cat from your home to the vet practice. Make sure it has strong...

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Pet travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

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...

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Taking your dog out in public

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...

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Camping with your dog

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...

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Adopt a pet – save a life

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...

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Caring for your cat - An owner’s guide

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...

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Diabetes Week - 8 to 14 June 2020

Know the facts, reduce the risk Spotting the signs of diabetes in your pets is crucial as just like us, our pets can suffer from the complex disease, but it isn’t always easily identifiable. During...

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75th VE Day - Animals in War

On this VE Day, it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in EuropeThe 75th anniversary will provide us with an opportunity to reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of...

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Alder Vets COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

At Alder Vets the health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, our staff and our community is our number-one priority.We remain committed to delivering exceptional care to your pet, while doing our...

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Pet first aid event

**This event is now sold out** 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. Learn about how to deal with common...

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Car Park Maintenance

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 August. Please park respectfully in the adjacent roads and if...

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Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Spay

Laparoscopic bitch spays 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...

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Easter opening times

We are open over the Easter weekend for routine appointments and emergencies. Please see the opening times page for more details.

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Alders Pet Health Plans

Budget monthly for your pet’s health and save money at the same time.Alders Pet Health Plan provides you with the support you need to help your pet stay healthy.Regular visits mean we have the...

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G-paws now in stock!

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 channel GPS receiver pet owners can now...

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Bank Holiday Opening Hours

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 to open for routine treatments by appointment on bank...

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Worming Offer Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

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 serious damage to the health of your pet and your family. That's why...

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The Importance of Annual Health Checks

The importance of annual health checks Even if you keep a close eye on your pet’s health, an annual visit to the vet for a thorough check-up means extra peace of mind. Apart from helping identify any...

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Puppy Farming

Unrepeatable breeders are out thereDon't fall victim to the unrepeatable breeders - they are out there.Sadly, there has been a significant rise in the number of farmed puppies presenting at the...

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Our team building day

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!

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