Could your dog be a lifesaver? Every now and then we get a patient admitted to the surgery who requires a lifesaving blood transfusion. Luckily there is a national blood bank that can deliver blood if we call them, however this can take time and some of our patients need immediate transfusions. Would you be interested in your dog being on a blood donor register at Swaffham Vets? The donor dogs need to be: 25kg or over Aged between 1 and 8 years Fully vaccinated Never travelled abroad Have no history of disease or be on medication Have a calm temperament There is a chance that you and your dog get..
Sadly we have had a deceased light tabby, female short haired cat handed in to the practice this morning. She was found on the road to Castle Acre just over the bridge. She is not chipped or wearing a collar. Please contact the surgery if you have any information so we can contact her owners.
For four years running we have offered gold standards for our feline patients. (Actually we offer this to all our patients no matter how hairy or scaly)
The very handsome Finch is this months courageous Pet. Finch came in as an emergency as he was very subdued and his owners had noticed his gums were extremely pale. On examination Helen the vet was concerned that Finch may have an abdominal mass. Following an ultrasound it was discovered that Finch had a mass within his abdomen. He underwent an exploratory laparotomy and Helen removed a mass from the mesentery of the gut. The mass had caused significant blood loss due to its physiology so Finch underwent a blood transfusion. Finch was in a critical condition overnight and we were concerned that..