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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 […]

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 […]

Make sure you look after your pets over the holidays

Whilst we’re all enjoying the festivities, be aware it can bring a few dangers for our pets.  Try to think ahead as our homes are packed with festive goodies at this time.  This way the whole family, including your pets, can enjoy this time of year.   So here goes:

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 […]