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Vet Diary - Not Hungry Jack?

Our staff and volunteers have strong bonds with the dogs we care for. These dogs arrive as strays with no history, so the powers of observation are vital when trying to target health problems with our dogs. Jack the beautiful collie x staffie was the picture of health and happiness while he stayed in the council dog pound, pound staff got to know him and his seemingly endless appetite!

Jack passed his health check with a gold star and happily moved over into the rehoming kennels ready for adoption.


 

Suddenly a change in Jack became apparent, volunteers began informing pound staff that Jack wasn't eating, he would attempt some soft meat and physically wince when dry food was put in front of him. Staff knew this didn't sound like the food loving Jack they knew and loved so quickly checked him over, upon looking at his teeth they noticed some blood, sore gums and a crack in one of his teeth.

He was taken straight to Sue, our resident veterinary surgeon, who confirmed a slab fracture to one of his molar teeth. A painful flap of tooth had broken off, held in place only by the gum, exposing the sensitive tissues and nerves below every time he tried to chew, making it extremely painful for Jack to eat.

Jack was booked in for a full dental in our on-site veterinary operating suite the very next morning, where Sue was able to remove the offending tooth (pictured below), and also scale and polish the remaining teeth. Jack is now feeling much better, and thanks to the swift actions of the team, he soon recovered from his unexpected visit to the dentist!

    

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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

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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