Urinary Stress for Cats – When They are Struggling to Pee!

As a veterinary team, it’s not unusual for us to receive calls from owners reporting that their cat is squatting in the litter tray more frequently than usual, or even constantly but not producing much pee.  Often clients say that their cat is a bit miserable, perhaps more vocal than normal and even sometimes quite […]

Why do Owners feel bonded with their dogs?

For those that haven’t owned a dog this may be a difficult one to grasp, but, the term “man’s best friend” really does have a biological reason behind it. So, for the ’sciency stuff, it all seems to come down to a couple of hormones swirling around in our brains, with the two main protagonists being oxytocin and […]

Grass seed season

Judging by this last week, the annual irritation of grass seeds is upon us once more.  This blight to the summer season for dogs (also cats and other species is to a lesser extent), is something that owners wrestle with, trying to figure how best approach to avoid them?  Vigilance is unquestionably the best advice, […]

Keep your Pets Safe at the Stratford River Festival

The annual Stratford River Festival is only a few days away now and telling by the weather forecasts, it’s going to be a good weekend. The two-day free festival is set to take place on the 30th June and the 1st July 2018. Last years previous festival managed to break the record for the number […]

Why we rabbit on about your rabbit’s food!

Fibre is so important for your rabbit It’s probably fair to say that the majority of rabbits we see at Riverside Veterinary Centre with problems have a significant nutritional element to them.  The wrong diet is often associated with: – dental disease – obesity – reduced faecal output potentially leading to gut stasis – uneaten […]

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.