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

"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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Hoglets and Bird Watching

Hoglets and Bird Watching
Two young hedgehogs around 10 weeks old were recently brought to Fairfield. They had both been caught up in gardener's netting which had cut through their skin and muscles as they had struggled to break free. Sadly, my head nurse was only able to sav...
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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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"Penny" - Pigeon with Tight Leg Ring

"Penny" - Pigeon with Tight Leg Ring
Some time ago a regular client at the Fairfield Veterinary Centre rescued a badly injured pigeon. The poor bird had become entangled around wires and cables at the factory where he worked. Undaunted by the fact the bird was unable to escape from its ...
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"Poppy" - Poodle in Road Traffic Accident

"Poppy" - Poodle in Road Traffic Accident
I have often been rewarded over the years for my magical powers of healing, usually with the " Scottish water of life" for it's own medicinal properties. All too often the healing process for which I have been wrongly associated has largely been the ...
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"Jack" - Labrador with Paronchyia

"Jack" - Labrador with Paronchyia
"Jack" first came to see us at Fairfield as a second opinion from another practice. The treatment he had been receiving didn't seem to be doing the trick. "Jack" had a badly swollen, inflamed toe with a rather nasty discharge at the base of his claw....
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"Charlie" - Golden Retriever with Subcutaneous Haemangiosarcoma

"Charlie" - Golden Retriever with Subcutaneous Haemangiosarcoma
Most people will recognise the difficulty we have as veterinary surgeons in diagnosing problems without the patient's direct input! Consequently, we rely heavily on the owners testimony to alert us to a potential disease but also with the use of our ...
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"Charlie" - Doberman with Discoid Lupus Erythematosis

"Charlie" - Doberman with Discoid Lupus Erythematosis
When Charlie's owners came to see me it was always likely he was going to be a difficult case as he had been unsuccessfully treated elsewhere. I was however somewhat taken aback when his owners suggested that the reason why he had such a hideously ul...
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"Crinkle" - Cat with "Cauliflower Ear"

"Crinkle" - Cat with "Cauliflower Ear"
"Crinkle" was very aptly named. Rescued by her owner from a cat shelter it was clear that her ear had been very badly traumatised. So much so that it was barely recognisable as an ear. When the ear flap (pinna) becomes damaged it will swell with bloo...
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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

Emergency Number
0116 255 6360

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