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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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"Tom" - Young Cat with Damaged Tail

"Tom" - Young Cat with Damaged Tail
I am sure that most readers of this article will have, at one time or another, stubbed their toe! You will no doubt remember then the excruciating pain that ensued and the tears that welled up into your eyes. Consider then poor Tom, a young cat less ...
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"Marley" - Cavalier KC swallowed a tack

"Marley" - Cavalier KC swallowed a tack
It is sometimes hard to understand what motivates dogs to devour some of the things that end up in their gastrointestinal tract. It is even harder to explain, when what they have consumed is potentially life threatening but that is exactly what "Marl...
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"Fluffie" - Young Cat in Traffic Accident

"Fluffie" - Young Cat in Traffic Accident
The day before I was due to go on holiday, just as I was packing my bags, I received a phone call from the practice asking me to return to the surgical unit to examine a patient. My colleagues were in a quandary! A young feline patient, Fluffie, had ...
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"Lilly" - Bulldog with Bladder Stone

"Lilly" - Bulldog with Bladder Stone
"Lily" the bulldog, had been treated at another veterinary practice for cystitis. Failure to respond to treatment had resulted in "Lily's" owners seeking another opinion. As is often the case, it isn't usually the fault of the medication. Antibiotics...
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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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"Archie" - Cat Shot with Airgun

"Archie" - Cat Shot with Airgun
In the current climate, when the human race seems hell bent on blowing each other from the skies it pays to try and keep some perspective to the dramas that unfold in our daily lives. Nevertheless I always feel a little despondent whenever we come ac...
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"Harry" - Cat in Road Traffic Accident

"Harry" - Cat in Road Traffic Accident
When we are presented with a difficult case which will require prolonged and expensive treatment a question we are often asked is, "Will it be worth it? "This, as you might imagine, can be an extremely difficult question to answer. The best that we c...
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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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"Polly" - Springer Spaniel with Fractured Elbow

"Polly" - Springer Spaniel with Fractured Elbow
For most people and their dogs a walk alongside the Ashby canal constitutes a leisurely stroll as the narrow boats chug by. Not so for "Polly" the springer spaniel. Having forgotten her favourite toy for a moment whilst crossing one of the canal brid...
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"Rosie" - Springer whose Survival was a Miracle

"Rosie" - Springer whose Survival was a Miracle
The English springer spaniel acquired its name from the process by which it flushes game- they are known to "spring" forward to drive birds away from their hiding places. Even today this breed still honours its name with its bouncy and "springy" char...
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