Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit!!!

Good news for rabbits and their owners. In recent years there’s been a noted drop off in the number of rabbits suffering from myxomatosis.  This success is a reflection of widely used vaccination.  However, the disease itself is still prevalent in the rabbit population at large and only annual vaccination has any chance of keeping […]

PET TRAVEL UPDATE AUGUST 2020

You may already be aware that the PETS Passport Scheme is set to change with effect from 1st January 2021 due to Brexit.  Up until now there has been little in the way of indication as to what these changes will be.  It’s for this reason we have said ‘sit tight’ and wait for clarification.   […]

Diarrhoea in Dogs

Never a pleasant subject, but one that all dog owners have to address from time to time, and in some cases, a lot of the time!

What To Do If Your Dog Pee’s Indoors

Urine leakage for dogs can be something owners put up with, often for months, before seeking veterinary advice. It’s a frustrating situation that can put a lot of strain on the relationship you have with your dog. Clearing up puddles and washing bedding on a daily basis is stressful, and our canine companions can often […]

What is the Best Food for my Pet

What to feed your pet is a vast minefield these days, there as so many options available on the market. Rather than seeking a food specific to your pet’s breed, the 2 main factors are age (life stage) and size. For the majority of pets we strongly recommend a dried kibble good quality complete diet. […]

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, […]

Barney and his Operation

When Barney, a senior Labrador comes to us it’s normally a case of watch out here comes the whirlwind!  That may be the result of all the fuss and attention he gets from the nursing team at the front desk.  However, over the years Barney has learnt that more fuss usually equates to more treats […]

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 […]