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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.
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"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 immediately set about examining her eyes and checking her visual reflexes.

It did not take me too long to appreciate that we were dealing with a very unusual and potentially debilitating disease. "Tallulah" had bilateral retinal detachments. What that means is that the sensitive area of the eye at the back of the globe which receives all the visual stimuli and passes it to the brain for processing had fallen down from it's normal position. This would be similar to your satellite dish falling from its location high on the wall of your house.

Fortunately, for "Tallulah" having two eyes meant that whilst one "satellite dish" had crashed to the ground the other was only starting to come loose. Whilst at Fairfield we are used to seeing difficult cases from around the Hinckley area I recognised that were "Tallulah" to stand any chance of keeping her sight in her right eye she must be referred to an eye specialist.

Within minutes "Tallulah" was being whisked away to the Willows Veterinary Centre in Solihull which houses the finest opthamological team in the UK along with some rather amazing high tec equipment. A diagnosis of immune mediated retinal detachments was made and therapy commenced.

Had it not been for her owners quick intervention, their determination to provide Tallulah with the best opportunity and some very deep pockets she would not be able to see to-day. As it was, she was within 12 hours of going completely blind but with the appropriate treatment and her owners care she has regained full sight in the right eye. "Tallulah" will forever remain indebted to her owners for their ability to "see" when a problem should be taken to the vet's surgery immediately.

Terry Dunne

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