51 Leicester Road Hinckley Leicestershire LE10 1LW

Email: enquiries@fairfieldvets.co.uk

Fairfield Pet Stories

Fairfield Veterinary surgeons Terry Dunne and Geraldine Young write "Interesting Pet Stories" articles for the Hinckley Herald, published by the Hinckley Times.

View our Pet Stories below from dogs, cats and all kinds of other pets and wildlife. The stories are all genuine cases from the Fairfield archives.
Warning: Some images may be upsetting for some viewers.

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"Maggie" - Cat, End of a long life

Making the decision to end your pets life is a highly emotive dilemma. Knowing that you are alleviating suffering can help to rationalise that choice. However, where pain is not the primary concern and evaluating the "quality of life" of a companion is the yardstick by which that calculation is made can often leave owners greatly troubled.

Counselling owners on this matter can occur on a daily basis for veterinary surgeons and determining the right outcome is unique to each and every case.

Last week I had to support my wife in concluding that this was the right decision for her much loved cat, Maggie, who had been her companion for almost 19 years. This was never a moment that either of us had wished but on reflection was entirely appropriate.

There is some comfort in recognising the full life that she led and by burying her in the garden beneath some freshly planted snowdrops we will be reminded of her presence in the years to come.

Terry Dunne
BVMS, Cert SAO, MRCVS

"Murphy" - Labrador with Dermatitis
"Hedgehog" - Broken Leg

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Fairfield Veterinary Centre

51 Leicester Road,
Hinckley,
Leicestershire
LE10 1LW

Tel: 01455 637 642
Fax: 01455 631 898

enquiries@fairfieldvets.co.uk

Emergency Number
0116 255 6360

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