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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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Christmas is coming!

Published 10/12/2018
It's that time of year again, when we try to raise funds to heat our kennels over the winter. This year it is even more important than ever. We have a whole new central heating system to install! Here is the beautiful ex-Stray Aid rescue dog, Toffee, who regularly volunteers in the Community with owner Lee Henderson, looking at one of our top raffle prizes. This is no ordinary C...…read more

Busy year!

Published 25/11/2018
Hi everyone We have such a lot coming up, we are out and about in the community trying to raise funds to upgrade our kennel heating system, and also to raise awareness of the plight of stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs. Our December appearances are as follows: Sat 1st Dec : Sainsbury's Sedgefield 10-6, Sainsbury's North Road, Durham 10-4, Sainsbury's Brandon 11-2 Sat 1st Dec: ...…read more

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