51 Leicester Road Hinckley Leicestershire LE10 1LW

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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

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 it causes can breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Sadly, there are a significant number of our canine patients like "Murphy" who suffer from atopic allergic dermatitis. This condition is far more severe, encompassing a broader range of environmental allergens akin to asthma in humans. Certain breeds are predisposed and treatment is usually lifelong.

"Murphy" was diagnosed at 6 months of age after extensive diagnostic testing. His owners were counselled with regard to the support he would require throughout his life and not unsurprisingly expressed concerns as to how he would cope.

Ten years on "Murphy" is living proof and a shining example of how appropriate treatment well managed by his owners can produce a patient that is hard to believe suffers from anything! In fact only his grey muzzle betrays his age. . . . . . and I know how that feels!

Terry Dunne
BVMS, Cert SAO, MRCVS

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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

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0116 255 6360

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