Stray Aid - A Stray Dog's Best Friend - Charity No. 1117372Registered with Fund Raising Regulator
0300 999 4247
Click here to Donate

Vet Diary - Sticks and Stones!

Hopefully we all understand by now the damage that we can do to our dogs by throwing sticks or stones for them to fetch - sticks can pierce through the back of the throat, stones can get stuck in the stomach or intestines causing obstruction. However, sometimes our 4-legged friends find a way to cause themselves problems, which was the case with this little dog that came into the pound recently. She showed no outward symptoms of discomfort at all, but as time progressed she started to develop a swelling on the side of her face. And the reason soon became clear why!

stick-across-roof-of-mouth

This poor dog had either been out scavenging while straying, or had helped herself to a little something from the barbecue! Either way, she had bitten just the perfect amount off of a skewer to wedge firmly across the roof of her mouth!

Stick removed

Stick

Although the stick was quite easy to remove, a significant groove had formed in the roof of her mouth around it. Litter can cause so much harm, to both wildlife and our beloved pets, so please tidy up after yourself straight away!

Affiliates

Fundraising RegulatorWilson Vet GroupChosen Paw link

News

Charity Auction Night

Published 23/09/2019
We are once again hosting a live Stray Aid Charity night at the Fox Cub Spennymoor on Sunday evening 17 November 2019. Auction starting at 19.30. Entry £5 which will include a buffet. Again we will have a lot of lovely items to auction and we always have a good laugh and a great night. Please pay if you can prior to the night and this will help clarify numbers for the buffet. This ...…read more

HOT NEWS!!

Published 15/09/2019
Thank you so much! Your help has ensured that the dogs in our care are not only safe and well looked after but also, during the colder months, they are kept warm and cozy too! After a particularly harsh winter in 2017 we realised that our old heating system was not going to make it through another cold winter so, for the last couple of years, we’ve been raising funds to cover the ...…read more

Events

Up and coming events
27282930311
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930