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Vet Diary - Time Is A Great Healer

When a Jack Russell terrier was brought to the Stray Aid Animal Welfare Centre with a large gash in her shoulder, it was obvious that the injury was not fresh. From the smell and discolouration, the injury would have been caused at least a day or two before. The wound was bathed and the dog was put on antibiotics straght away. The plan was that with regular bathing and antibiotic cover, the wound would be safe to stitch after a few days, as the risk of trapping infection under the stitches would have been significantly reduced by then - in the same way that wounds in humans are not stitched immediately if infection is considered likely to follow. However, at the end of the 3-day monitoring period, it was obvious that mother nature was going to take care of this one!  

Jack Russell shoulder injury

Jack Russell shoulder healed

By the end of the week, the healing process was well underway, as you can see from the photo above, and by the time she was anaesthetised for spaying a few days later, the wound had completely healed. This was one instance where careful monitoring and first aid/pain relief/wound management were all that was needed to get this special girl sorted and ready to find her forever home, which I am pleased to say she did, very soon after.

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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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