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Vet Diary - New Coat for Bobby

One of the most common skin diseases diagnosed in the stray dogs brought to our kennels is sarcoptic mange (scabies) This condition is caused by a tiny mite burrowing into the skin, causing intense irritation. These mites can also live on humans so gloves should be worn when handling affected dogs. Another name for scabies is "fox mange", as the mites are commonly found on foxes and also, sadly, the lurchers and terriers that have been used (illegally) to hunt them.

 

Pictured above are "before and after" pictures of Bobby,an 18-month old lurcher who came in in a dreadful state. He received a spot-on treatment straight away, repeated at regular intervals, to kill the mites. He also had several baths to kill the bacteria and yeasts that had invaded his damaged skin. A few weeks of treatment and Stray Aid TLC, and just look at him now! 

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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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