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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!

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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!

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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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