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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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"Eppey" - 19yo Cat with Osteomyelitis

"Eppey" - 19yo Cat with Osteomyelitis
"Eppey" is a 19 year old, much loved cat who was presented to me several months ago with what originally seemed to be a very straightforward problem. She had a wound on her face which had a purulent discharge. Antibiotics were prescribed but after an...
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"Sambo" - Cat with Broken Leg and Jaw

"Sambo" - Cat with Broken Leg and Jaw
Sadly the "credit crunch" has no effect on the incidence of disease or trauma. Consequently, at Fairfield there is no decrease in the number of patients who require our assistance in restoring them to good health. In these troubled times the disease ...
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"Chukkie" - Longhair Cat with Sacro-coccygeal Luxation

"Chukkie" - Longhair Cat with Sacro-coccygeal Luxation
It was obvious when "Chukkie" was first presented at the Fairfield Veterinary Centre that he had experienced an episode of trauma but it was only a few days later that the full extent of his injuries became clear. Failure of his injured tail to impro...
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"Amy" - Longhair Cat with Cutaneous Haemangiosarcoma

"Amy" - Longhair Cat with Cutaneous Haemangiosarcoma
"Amy's" owner had noticed a swelling on her side and understandably was concerned enough to bring her to our practice to see my colleague, Aga. Within a couple of days the mass had been biopsied and a diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma (a type of malig...
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"Bluebird" - British Shorthair with Three Slipped Discs

"Bluebird" - British Shorthair with Three Slipped Discs
With the advent of better and better technology vets and doctors alike are able to more easily diagnose conditions that may have been missed in the past.One of the most useful - but also most expensive - modern diagnostic tools is the MRI (magnetic r...
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"Minty and Rosie" - Kittens get 'Flu Vaccinations

"Minty and Rosie" - Kittens get 'Flu Vaccinations
As the most recent wave of respiratory disease sweeps through the Fairfield Veterinary Centre and leaves my staff "sniffing and snorting" in their handkerchiefs it is worth considering the far more serious condition of "viral influenza" or "flu". Unl...
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"Scratch" - Cat with SIRS

"Scratch" - Cat with SIRS
Whenever I have veterinary students seeing practice with me, I remind them never to forget that "Common things are common" when they are trying to make a diagnosis. Recently, however, I was presented with a challenging case that presented in a way th...
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Hand Reared Kittens

Hand Reared Kittens
Back in May 2008 a lady walked into our surgery carrying a bundle of three tiny kittens. She had found them, abandoned on waste ground, whilst walking her dog. They appeared to be around 1 week old, with eyes not yet opened and umbilical cords still ...
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"Charlie" - Cat Attacked by Dogs

"Charlie" - Cat Attacked by Dogs
On a nice Monday morning out, nobody expects to bump into a pair of bad tempered dogs. Neither did Charlie, an 8 year old cat, when he was walking along a street and crossed paths with two unattended big dogs who immediately attacked him. Charlie was...
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"Sonny" - Kitten with Broken Leg

"Sonny" - Kitten with Broken Leg
"Sonny" O Connor, a 9 month old kitten, was referred to me from another veterinary practice. These circumstances usually mean that the patient is in trouble and generally reflects a serious orthopaedic injury. I think that anyone viewing his radiogra...
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"Jimmy" - Young Cat with Bite Wound

"Jimmy" - Young Cat with Bite Wound
There have been few innovations in veterinary medicine in the last few years that are likely to have the practical value of the latest antibiotic for cats and dogs. Pets and owners alike are bound to be breathing a large sigh of relief when they disc...
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"Harvey" - Cat with Gastric Lymphoma

"Harvey" - Cat with Gastric Lymphoma
Once a diagnosis of a particular cancer is made the treatment options can then be discussed. Most readers will be aware that there is a very wide spectrum of options available for our patients including, under the right circumstances, euthanasia. Wha...
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"Tom" - Young Cat with Damaged Tail

"Tom" - Young Cat with Damaged Tail
I am sure that most readers of this article will have, at one time or another, stubbed their toe! You will no doubt remember then the excruciating pain that ensued and the tears that welled up into your eyes. Consider then poor Tom, a young cat less ...
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"Fluffie" - Young Cat in Traffic Accident

"Fluffie" - Young Cat in Traffic Accident
The day before I was due to go on holiday, just as I was packing my bags, I received a phone call from the practice asking me to return to the surgical unit to examine a patient. My colleagues were in a quandary! A young feline patient, Fluffie, had ...
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"Orion" - Diabetic Cat with Broken Leg

"Orion" - Diabetic Cat with Broken Leg
Trying to create an environment in which healing can take place is a concept with which most of this column's readers should be familiar. Whilst this is a fairly simplistic approach it can be very difficult to achieve when other adverse factors can p...
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"Henry and Oliver" - Poisoned by OTC Flea Treatment

"Henry and Oliver" - Poisoned by OTC Flea Treatment
"A cat is NOT a small dog" is a phrase that our pharmacologist at University regularly tried to drum into our absorptive brains. Obvious you might think, but until more recent veterinary and medical research has been able to highlight the more subtle...
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"Tilly" - Long Haired Cat Coat Maintenance

"Tilly" - Long Haired Cat Coat Maintenance
Generally speaking, cats provide a much better "investment return" than dogs! They usually cost less to purchase initially, in fact many will be given away free of charge and they usually live considerably longer! Their running costs are also usually...
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"Oscar" - Ginger Tom with Plasmacytic Gingivitis

"Oscar" - Ginger Tom with Plasmacytic Gingivitis
Gingivitis or gum inflammation is an extremely common finding on examination of most pet's mouths. In those patients where there is a direct association with plaque accumulation a good response can be achieved by reducing the bacterial challenge to t...
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"Stray Silver Tabby" - Problems for the Entire Tom Cat

"Stray Silver Tabby" - Problems for the Entire Tom Cat
It is relatively common for "stray cats" to be presented at our surgery. Concerned owners will often feed any cats that they consider to be homeless. The handsome silver tabby featured to-day is no exception. Unfortunately, with no microchip to ...
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"Archie" - Cat Shot with Airgun

"Archie" - Cat Shot with Airgun
In the current climate, when the human race seems hell bent on blowing each other from the skies it pays to try and keep some perspective to the dramas that unfold in our daily lives. Nevertheless I always feel a little despondent whenever we come ac...
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