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Vet Diary - Better Off Than On!

When Corinne, the beautiful greyhound, attended our animal welfare centre, with a limp, it became clear that the cause was related to a toe, which was unfortunately not sitting at quite the right angle! This type of injury is often associated with the Greyhound Racing industry, where dogs are travelling at high speeds on a track and then go into a bend, putting undue force on the toe. This can be a career ender for "good racing dogs"In some cases, this is just what we call a "knocked-up toe" where the toe is angled upwards but the dog still stands on its pad.

Unfortunately in Corinne's case, the toe was knocked over to the side so when she put her foot on the ground the joint was in direct contact, causing significant discomfort. Unfortunately the toe could not be re-positioned so there was only one solution - amputation.

Corinne toe Corinne toe after

As you can see, with the toe gone, the pain also disappears! She still has 3 good toes on that foot, which is more than plenty to allow her to lead a normal, happy life. If you would like to help us continue to help our dogs, please visit the Support Us page on our website www.strayaid.org.uk

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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

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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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