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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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"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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Stray Rabbit

Stray Rabbit
I think it is somewhat ironic that during "Rabbit Awareness Week" back in May a stray bunny was brought to Fairfield vets. Perhaps his previous owner became aware of just how much effort is required in looking after a pet rabbit and opted to let him ...
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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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"George" - Rabbit with Bordetella Infection

"George" - Rabbit with Bordetella Infection
Bordetella is a type of bacteria which causes a variety of debilitating diseases across a wide spectrum of species. "Whooping cough" ( Bordetella pertussis ) in humans is a potentially fatal disease in young infants whose incidence has been largely c...
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"Frank" - Lionhead Rabbit with Bladder Stone

"Frank" - Lionhead Rabbit with Bladder Stone
"Frank" the Lionhead rabbit was presented at the surgery by his owners because he had suddenly stopped eating. A clinical examination by myself failed to reveal anything too obvious so I asked my colleague Agnieszka for a second opinion. Rabbits are ...
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"Dexter" - Giant Rabbit for Neutering

"Dexter" - Giant Rabbit for Neutering
We were delighted at the Fairfield Veterinary Centre (not just me as an ardent rabbit lover!) when a Giant Rabbit, weighing 4.5 kg at only 5 months old, was brought to us to be neutered. "Dexter" is extremely well-behaved and his owners have never co...
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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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"Bridget" - Responsible Rabbit Ownership

"Bridget" - Responsible Rabbit Ownership
Bridget, like all other rabbits cannot vomit. Consequently, anything that she eats can only go in one direction. Fortunately, her digestive system is highly efficient and is designed to function on a low quality, high fibre diet consisting mainly of ...
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"Barney" - Rabbit with Misaligned Teeth

"Barney" - Rabbit with Misaligned Teeth
Mr and Mrs Stanesby had noticed that Barney's chin had seemed wet. They weren't sure as to the exact cause but perhaps wondered whether he had been too enthusiastic at the water container. Consequently, the fur underneath his chin had become discolou...
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"Domino" - Rabbit with Overgrown Incisors

"Domino" - Rabbit with Overgrown Incisors
Domino, a lop-eared rabbit, has visited me quite regularly since Mrs Robson rescued him last year. The reason for that is his overgrown incisors (front teeth). This problem is quite common and is thought to be inherited. Rabbit's teeth continue to gr...
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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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"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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Fairfield Veterinary Centre

51 Leicester Road,
Hinckley,
Leicestershire
LE10 1LW

Tel: 01455 637 642
Fax: 01455 631 898

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