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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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"Murphy" - Labrador with Dermatitis

"Murphy" - Labrador with Dermatitis
As Autumn has tightened its grip on the Hinckley weather the level of rainfall has risen substantially. Consequently the numbers of patients seen at Fairfield with summer allergies plummets. Those afflicted with the intense pruritus/scratching that i...
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"Trixie" - Rabbit with Gut Stasis

"Trixie" - Rabbit with Gut Stasis
To treat or not to treat that is the question. Predicting the eventual outcome and forecasting the future is never easy. When faced with a critically ill patient it becomes important to establish the probable outcome to allow the owner to make a deci...
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"Bramble" - Rabbit with Uterine Adenocarcinoma

"Bramble" - Rabbit with Uterine Adenocarcinoma
If you knew that there was a very high probability of developing cancer in a part of your body you could live without, would you have that body part removed? Fortunately, for most of us this is a dilemma we rarely face. Sadly, for owners of female ra...
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The Brown One and George - protected against Myxomatosis

The Brown One and George - protected against Myxomatosis
A client was very concerned by the behaviour of a wild rabbit that she had found. It was apparent that there was a problem with it's eyes which were swollen and clearly affecting it's vision. Consequently, she brought the rabbit to our surgery to see...
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"Wombat" - Addison's Disease

"Wombat" - Addison's Disease
With experience and a great deal of study, many patients can be diagnosed on first presentation. This however leaves a vast number of cases where only repeated examinations and investigations can finally lead to a definitive diagnosis. "Wombat" origi...
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"Duckling" - and thoughts on Avian Flu

"Duckling" - and thoughts on Avian Flu
It has been said that the best thing about living in Hinckley is that 'It is close to a lot of other places!' Whilst this may be true for many destinations because of it's central location it is also as far away from any coast as practically any othe...
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"Libby" - Cat with Fibrosarcoma

"Libby" - Cat with Fibrosarcoma
The most common cause of lameness in cats is as a result of cat bite injuries, so when I noticed "Libby" on my waiting list with a "sore leg" I wasn't anticipating anything too worrying. However, on examination it became clear that the associated swe...
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"Alfie McKenzie" - Atopic Allergic Dermatitis

"Alfie McKenzie" - Atopic Allergic Dermatitis
Whilst we have all been enjoying the dying embers of summer this year it is all too apparent that Winter is almost upon us. This Indian summer we all enjoyed had a rather disappointing consequence for many of our canine patients like "Alfie" who suff...
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Henry - Persian Cat with Meibomian Gland Disease

Henry - Persian Cat with Meibomian Gland Disease
My colleagues may be surprised to know that I am quite prepared to admit in print that I don't actually know everything! If there is one thing I have learned over the years is that the more you know the more you realise there is so much more that you...
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"Kobi" - Golden Retriever with Carpal Laxity Syndrome

"Kobi" - Golden Retriever with Carpal Laxity Syndrome
Kobi was just over 3 months old when he was presented to me at Fairfield. He had previously been taken to another veterinary practice when his owner became concerned about the way his leg looked peculiar. Kobi had been scheduled for further investiga...
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"Rabbits" - Watch yours for Flystrike

"Rabbits" - Watch yours for Flystrike
As a veterinary surgeon I have a privilege that my medical colleagues do not have. In certain situations, in an effort to alleviate suffering, I have a treatment option of euthanasia.This option is not taken lightly but is used to the patient's advan...
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"Iggy" - Iguana with Damaged Tail

"Iggy" - Iguana with Damaged Tail
Despite what a lot of people think we do, our patients recover through an inherent ability of the body to heal itself. We simply help to create an environment in which that healing process can occur. If a patient has lost that ability to heal or reco...
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"Thumper" - Rabbit with Myxomatosis

"Thumper" - Rabbit with Myxomatosis
Last autumn Mrs. Barnes came to see me with her rabbit Thumper. She had noticed that Thumper's eyelids were very swollen. On examination Thumper's nose, ears and bottom were swollen as well. These are the classical symptoms of a dreaded rabbit diseas...
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"Tess" - Springer Spaniel with Hip Dyspasia

"Tess" - Springer Spaniel with Hip Dyspasia
Most clients will have heard of the painful disease known as hip dysplasia that is well recognised in certain larger breed dogs such as German Shepherds and Labradors. This often debilitating hereditary disease results in an abnormal development of t...
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"Lucky" - Our first Internet Patient

"Lucky" - Our first Internet Patient
In an effort to keep up with modern life I bought my first computer less than 5 years ago from a company which has since gone into liquidation. Whilst the computer industry has been through some turbulent times over the last few years the internet ap...
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"Hedgehog" - Chorioptes Mites

"Hedgehog" - Chorioptes Mites
It is a fairly frequent occurrence for hedgehogs to be brought into our surgery.Usually they have been found injured or unwell, and are brought in for medical attention. Our head nurse and a number of other clients also keep hedgehogs as pets - usual...
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"London" - English Setter rescued in Spain

"London" - English Setter rescued in Spain
It is estimated that around 55,000 human deaths occur each year worldwide as a result of rabies. The vast majority (>90%) arise as a result of being bitten by an infected dog and the last recorded human fatality in the UK was in May 2012. The pati...
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"Jack" - Golden Labrador with Progressive Retinal Atrophy

"Jack" - Golden Labrador with Progressive Retinal Atrophy
It was just as my consultation with "Jack's" owners was coming to an end. We had established through a fine needle biopsy that a lump they had discovered was a benign fatty tumour and not something of any great concern. Then, just as they were walkin...
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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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"Jack" - Dalmation with Mast Cell Tumour

"Jack" - Dalmation with Mast Cell Tumour
A question often posed by my clients at Fairfield is "When will I know it is the right time to have my pet "Put to sleep?" A question which can be very difficult to answer given the vast number of different scenarios affecting both patient and owner....
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Hinckley,
Leicestershire
LE10 1LW

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Fax: 01455 631 898

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