Stray Aid - A Stray Dog's Best Friend - Charity No. 1117372Registered with Fund Raising Regulator
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Vet Diary - A Sticky Problem

When this tiny Yorkshire terrier, weighing only 2.5kg, was brought to the kennels, her eyes were completely stuck shut. Her eyes had clearly been discharging for some time, and the combination of pus and matted hair meant that she physically could not open her eyes

Yorkie eyes stuck shut Eye with pus Yorkie eyes

She was good as gold having her eyes gently bathed and the crusting and matted hair slowly removed.

Yorkie fluorescein Yorkie eyes open

A quick check, by applying some special stain, revealed that although the delicate surface of the eye had been damaged by the presence of pus and infection in the surrounding skin, the cornea had not developed an ulcer - yet. I love the look on her face once her eyes are open - Hello world, you're still there!

Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications were then started straight away. Thankfully due to the prompt veterinary attention provided at our Animal Welfare Centre, we have every reason to believe her sight has been saved.

It costs £1,000 a week to run our Animal Welfare Centre, which receives no Government funding and relies heavily on donations. If you would like to support the work we do for our strays, please visit the Support Us page of our website, www.strayaid.org.uk

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Wilson Vet GroupChosen Paw linkFundraising Regulator

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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