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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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"Tex" The Guinea Pig

"Tex" The Guinea Pig
The only lucky thing about "Tex" Barnes of Park View, Sharnford is the fact that he has a very dedicated owner. Having only graced this world for 10 months he has managed to break a hind leg (which healed successfully), succumb to a heavy lice infest...
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"Betty" - Hamster with hair loss.

"Betty" - Hamster with hair loss.
This week I examined a Syrian hamster named Betty. Her hair coat looked ruffled and she had lost hair. She had a little patch of dry scaly skin on her back. There are several diseases that can cause hair loss or baldness.Dermatophytosis or fungal dis...
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"Chaplin" - Gerbil with Tumor

"Chaplin" - Gerbil with Tumor
Although pet rodents constitute only a small percentage of pets seen our practice, owners are as dedicated to those pets as are other owners to the more common dogs and cats. Rodents make excellent pets, with low space, feeding and economic requireme...
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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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"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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"Lilly" - Labrador with Multicentric Lymphoma

"Lilly" - Labrador with Multicentric Lymphoma
I think it is fair to say that we don't always get what we deserve in life. Some malevolent individuals I have met somehow manage to escape the consequences of their actions, (at present), whilst others who should be rewarded for their decency and st...
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"Tallulah" - Pug x Pekinese - Bilateral Retinal Detachment

"Tallulah" - Pug x Pekinese - Bilateral Retinal Detachment
"Tallulah" is a young Pug x Pekingese who was brought to me one evening soon after her owners had noticed that she had unexpectedly "bumped into" their other dog whilst out exercising. Clearly there appeared to be visual difficulties and I immediatel...
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"Calvin" - Greyhound - Penis Amputation

"Calvin" - Greyhound - Penis Amputation
What would you be prepared to sacrifice if the reward was a cure for your cancer? A very difficult dilemma or a straightforward decision? When it comes to our pets the owners have to make those decisions on their behalf. The principal advantage is th...
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"Rosie" - Staffie with Lymphangiectasia

"Rosie" - Staffie with Lymphangiectasia
When my colleague "Will" was presented with "Rosie" by her owners, it didn't take too long to appreciate that her problems were not straightforward. When a previously healthy and robust "Staffie" loses a 1/4 of her bodyweight as a result of diarrhoea...
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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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"Martha" - GSD with Gastric Volvulus

"Martha" - GSD with Gastric Volvulus
I was just settling down to watch Arsenal on the television one Saturday lunchtime when my relaxing weekend off was interrupted by my mobile phone. My colleague Aga was in the middle of surgically resolving a twisted stomach in a German Shepherd pati...
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"Treacle" - Cocker Spaniel with Lung Cancer

"Treacle" - Cocker Spaniel with Lung Cancer
Back in February of this year I drove North to Scotland to be with my mum when she recieved the news from her consultant that she had lung cancer. The consultant was very open and honest about her illness and when my mother asked the question "How lo...
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"Ellie" - Cat with Pyometra

"Ellie" - Cat with Pyometra
Sex can seriously damage your health. . . if you are a female cat. An infection of the womb (pyometra) is a life threatening condition and is relatively common in unspayed bitches. In contrast it is relatively rarely seen in the cat. One re...
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"Ace" - GSD with Masticatory Myositis

"Ace" - GSD with Masticatory Myositis
With the advent of the internet it is not unusual for clients to make a tentative diagnosis of their pet's symptoms. In this instance, the odd appearance of "Ace's" eyes drew the owner, not unreasonably, to assume that his dog was suffering from bact...
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"Jess" - Cat with Feline Influenza

"Jess" - Cat with Feline Influenza
It would appear that the Hinckley human population has been in the grip of an outbreak of influenza B. The most susceptible group are young children and is the reason why many classrooms have been half empty in the run up to the half term break. Abse...
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"Hixxy" – Puppy with Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis

"Hixxy" – Puppy with Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis
As the long nights and cold weather appear to engulf Hinckley in their winter grip it would appear that ill health follows. Just as the "lurgy" has decimated staff members at Fairfield a dramatic rise in cases of haemorrhaegic gastroenteritis appears...
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"Bobby" - Miniature Poodle with Testicular Cancer

"Bobby" - Miniature Poodle with Testicular Cancer
When "Bobby" went for his routine "short back and sides!" he got more for his money from the groomer than he bargained for! Whilst attending to his usual bouffant hairstyle "Tina" his regular beautician made her routine inspection of his testicles! A...
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"Lucy" - West Highland White with Lion Jaw

"Lucy" - West Highland White with Lion Jaw
West Highland White terriers are a very popular breed of dog and with good cause! Originating from Scotland (always a good start!) they are generally more friendly and manageable than other more tenacious terrier types. Generally confident, they will...
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"Sally" - Springer Spaniel with New Lens after Cataracts

"Sally" - Springer Spaniel with New Lens after Cataracts
Someone once said "A good man takes care of his animals" and this has certainly been my experience over the years. The level of effort and support that some owners are prepared to commit can be a humbling experience. At Fairfield, we are extremely fo...
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Hinckley,
Leicestershire
LE10 1LW

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