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Itchy Dogs – Planning for the Summer

Sadly for dogs, this article has become a yearly feature for our blog.  It’s no great surprise in view given the level of skin sensitivity to grass and tree pollens dogs have.  Many dog owners had a quick blast of what is coming this summer with the sudden warm weather during mid April.  Thankfully (for some) this […]

The importance of regular health checks for your cat and dog

Our central role here at Riverside Veterinary Centre is to ensure your pet’s health is as good as it can be and for as long as possible.  We all know that we are unable to turn to the clock back for our pets, however, through regular health checks we get a real sense of the challenges they […]

F is for…February and Pet Fitness

As I am sure you are aware, just like us, maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle is important for a pet’s health and wellbeing. This is something that our pets are not able to control on their own so we need to make sure we help out.

With expert skills & the best surgical facilities we were able to help Bailey!

Here at the Riverside Veterinary Centre, we know that rabbits are adept at hiding their problems from their owners and vets alike.  Quite often when presented with rabbit problems the words: “she’s just not right” are commonly heard.  If that doesn’t sound too helpful – it’s not!  But often it’s all we and an owner have to […]

Worms, Ticks and Fleas – how to get rid of them!

It’s one of the less palatable aspects of owning a cat or a dog, they pick up “guests” in the form of fleas, ticks and worms.  In the UK we live in a fairly benign environment where for the most part, parasites are mainly unwelcome pests that sometimes do harm.  However on mainland Europe parasites […]

Birthday Surprises!

We have a surprising and rather interesting story to share with everyone today, it starts out as an ordinary day but quickly becomes something that none of us was ever expecting!   So the day started off as any other day, we had a lovely couple bring in Isla, their beautiful Golden Retriever. She was […]

Fireworks – Fizz, bang, flight, fright!

Gone are the days when Bonfire Night was just November 5th.  It’s pretty much Bonfire Season now, stretching from Halloween straight through and beyond Bonfire Night.  With this season comes the loud firework bangs – making a lot of pets upset and nervous.  For dogs, the signs are pretty obvious with trembling, shaking and hiding […]

Itchy dogs

This article could also be entitled the curse of summer pollen. For us humans that often translates as itchy and sore eyes, sniffles and sometimes more serious breathing problems. For our canine companions it’s all about the skin. So regarding it as hay fever on the skin in dogs is not far off the mark. […]

Another flea onslaught is due about now

We would have expected to have seen the last of fleas by now in a normal year.  But with the weather patterns appearing to be upside down this is no ordinary year.  So the nuisance of fleas will be with us for a little while yet.  The warmer weather is promised for the remainder of […]