Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

A common problem we treat is a red eye or eyes. Whilst often we often find owners have tried an at-home human remedy to no avail this can be very detrimental and we will tell you why. Eyes are not something we like to leave for another day so best call us as soon as...
What vets make of black wiggly lines?

What vets make of black wiggly lines?

Have you ever seen an image of your pet the vets have taken and to you and anyone else looks like a set of black and grey wavy lives? Or you’ve seen a similar image on the telly or perhaps you yourself have had an ultrasound or an ECG and wonder how on earth those...
Worming cats

Worming cats

Our cats and their worms…. The most common intestinal worms’ cats get are called roundworms and tapeworms. Most infected cats do not show signs of having worms. Very heavy burdens of worms can cause weight loss, vomiting and diarrhoea and irritation around the...
Phantom pregnancies in dogs

Phantom pregnancies in dogs

‘All dogs go through a hormonal ‘pregnancy’’ With the huge surge in puppy purchases during the Covid-19 lockdown this year we thought this would be a good subject to cover.  We recommend that if you are not planning on breeding your bitch then she should be...
Breed spotlight – German Shorthaired Pointer

Breed spotlight – German Shorthaired Pointer

All of our vets and nurses here at Swaynes’ have a lot of different dog breeds between us. We have Labradors, chihuahuas, spaniels, terriers to name but a few. As we have featured on the blog before many different breeds we thought it was the turn of the German...
Vomiting – a very ‘non-specific’ sign

Vomiting – a very ‘non-specific’ sign

There is rarely a day that goes by where we don’t see an animal who has been vomiting lots quite suddenly or has been intermittently vomiting for a fair period of time. Dogs and cats in particular are prone to vomiting. You would think, therefore, that we would be...