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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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"Monty" - Springer Spaniel in Road Traffic Accident

"Monty" - Springer Spaniel in Road Traffic Accident
Once in a while a patient comes along with such horrific injuries that I am left shaking my head in disbelief as to how they have survived. Monty, a 2 year old Springer Spaniel, was one such dog who was involved in a road traffic accident. This resul...
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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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"Millie" - Spaniel with Grass Seed

"Millie" - Spaniel with Grass Seed
Grass seeds are notorious for getting into all sorts of unusual places….and often being challenging to find and remove. In my career as a vet I have seen grass seeds in ears, up noses, in tear ducts and eyes, and also causing abscesses in many differ...
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"Maxx" - Jack Russell Cross with Retained Milk Teeth

"Maxx" - Jack Russell Cross with Retained Milk Teeth
Puppies have 28 temporary or milk teeth. These are usually lost between 4 and 6 months of age as they are replaced by the 42 adult or permanent teeth. The roots of the temporary teeth usually resorb as the adult teeth erupt directly underneath. This ...
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"Henry" - Retriever with Cruciate Disease

"Henry" - Retriever with Cruciate Disease
The most common cause of hindlimb lameness in the adult canine patient is now attributable to "cruciate" disease. The anterior cruciate ligament provides the knee with stability particularly from twisting. As a result of a genetic predisposition or d...
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"Ben" - Bionic Ben

"Ben" - Bionic Ben
Whippets are designed with only one thing in mind. Their sleek build and long limbs ensure that they can travel at speeds most dogs can only dream about. Sadly those aerodynamic features come at a price. For if they encounter an unanticipated obstacl...
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"Holly" - Hooked!

"Holly" - Hooked!
When Joan and John Ward took their dog "Holly" to enjoy a lovely stroll around Bosworth Water Park recently they never anticipated the potential hazards. Whilst her owners were distracted by an angler who was reeling in a lively c...
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"Mia" - Labrador with Genetic Joint disease

"Mia" - Labrador with Genetic Joint disease
It is an unfortunate consequence of working as a veterinary surgeon that a significant portion of my professional time is spent delivering bad news. It has been postulated by some, that this accounts for my miserable countenance although a "design" f...
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"Chloe" - Blood in the Urine

"Chloe" - Blood in the Urine
I was reading through my list of patients for the day on the computer when I noticed the name of "Chloe". She had been listed by reception staff with "blood in urine". Nice and straightforward I thought to myself, probably a simple case of cystitis. ...
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"Harry" - Rock Eater

"Harry" - Rock Eater
"What goes up must come down" is a concept with which we are all too familiar since that apple first dropped on Sir Isaac's head. However, at Fairfield we have had the rare pleasure of proving the opposite theory with a patient called "Harry". To des...
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"Cassy Abbot" - Thorn in the Eye

"Cassy Abbot" - Thorn in the Eye
It was when I was at University that I first realised how short sighted I had become. The lecturer and his blackboard were but a distant blur. Realising that some assistance with my visual capabilities were a prerequisite for success in graduating as...
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"Sashca" - Chocolate Poisoning

"Sashca" - Chocolate Poisoning
The Festive Season probably wouldn't be quite the same without it but, the sheer volume of chocolate in all it's guises readily available to our canine patients can pose a significant problem at this time. Only a few days ago, "Sashca" was rushed int...
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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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"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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"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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"Mabon" - Springer Spaniel Police Dog

"Mabon" - Springer Spaniel Police Dog
There are only a very few of my patients who actually earn their living and I consider it a great privilege to look after one of those, Police Dog "Mabon". He was rescued by the Leicestershire police force as having the potential to be...
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"Poppy" - Diabetic Dog

"Poppy" - Diabetic Dog
In my experience, most people have heard of Diabetes and understand that somehow sugar is involved but there are actually very few who fully understand this complex disease. Once your pet has been diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus it becomes imperativ...
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"Holly" - Dog with High Blood Pressure

"Holly" - Dog with High Blood Pressure
I'm not sure whether it's because I've reached a certain age but I recently received a request from my local health centre inviting me to have my blood pressure measurement taken. Saddened as I was that my physical health was now a matter of governme...
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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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"Porcha" - Chihuahua with Grade 4 Luxating Patella

"Porcha" - Chihuahua with Grade 4 Luxating Patella
The domestic dog species shows more size variation than any other land mammal on the planet. This fact is no better illustrated than my recent experience with "Porcha" a 7 year old Chihuahua from Coventry who was presented at Fairfield with a severe ...
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