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...
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...
UK faces puppy shortage!

UK faces puppy shortage!

A dog is for life not just for lockdown…… As a vet nothing more brings a smile to my face than our clients calling us to let us know they have a new puppy in their lives! I don’t think any of us could have prepared what 2020 has thrown at us so far or the huge...