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Vet Diary - A "Hole" Lot Of Trouble!

A little Jack Russell was brought to the centre recently with a suspected mammary tumour, and from the photos you can see why. A large swelling was present under one of her teats.

Jack Russell hernia standing Jack Russell being held up

Gentle manipulation revealed that this was actually a hernia! This poor dog must have suffered a significant trauma - been kicked or had a very nasty fall, for instance - and the muscle under the mammary gland had been torn. This injury will have happened many months ago, as there was no bruising and adhesions had formed between the intestines and the body wall. No veterinary attention had been sought as there were no surgical scars. This could have been very dangerous for the dog, as her intestines were now sitting directly under the skin.

Hernia repair

Thankfully one of our veterinary team was able to successfully repair the muscle tear and the sweet girl has made a full recovery.

If you would like to contribute towards the running costs of our animal welfare centre, please visit the Support Us page on the website www.strayaid.org.uk

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News

Stray Aid Annual Dog Show Sunday 2nd June

Published 28/05/2019
It's that time of year again, and this time our annual dog show and fun day is bigger and better than ever! At East Durham College, Houghall Campus, Durham DH1 3SG. Entries from 9.30am, judging starts at 11am. With 40 stalls booked in, food, drink and entertainment for the kids, it's a real family fun day! Car parking £2 per car with a free programme. Entries £2 per dog per class …read more

Sad news

Published 07/04/2019
When dear little Poppy arrived at Stray Aid on 9th October 2018, we were so very worried about her. She was 15 years old, blind and deaf, and with a host of age-related problems, we knew that only a very special person would take her on.  Thankfully she touched the heart of George who volunteers at our Blackhall charity shop, he came down and met her, and that was it! They fell in...…read more

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