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Vets Save Crafty Cat Sir Dexter Who Swallowed Owner’s Sewing Thread

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A CRAFTY cat with a craving for sewing thread has cottoned on that eating it is bad for you after being rescued from the brink of death by vets. The thread caused Sir Dexter Purrbody’s small intestine to “concertina like a hair scrunchie” after some…

Vets Save The Life Of A Cat Thought To Have Been Hit By A Train

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VETS have saved the life of a cat who suffered horrific injuries which they believe were caused when it was hit by a train. Skye, a 16-month-old British shorthair, managed to make her way home scaling a six foot fence with her tail hanging off and…

Laundry-Loving Pup Ruby Swallows Sock

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A laundry-loving pup who swallowed a size 11 men’s sock had a lucky escape after a vet managed to remove it – by pulling it out the other end. Ruby, the five-month-old Welsh Springer Spaniel was violently sick after eating the garment, unbeknownst to her…

Courageous Cat Shadow Battles Back Home with Severe Injuries

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A COURAGEOUS cat is adapting to life on three legs after miraculously avoiding certain death and surviving severe injuries inflicted after he was thought to have been hit by a car.   Although two-year-old Shadow somehow escaped without any broken bones, his wounds were so…

West Kirby Vet on Camera for Children’s Television

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A WEST Kirby vet has been filmed for a children’s television programme which follows a little Moreton schoolgirl and her cat called Frank. Veterinary surgeon Dylan Payne of Acorn Veterinary Centre in Acacia Grove made sure Grace Wharton’s beloved cat Frank had a thorough check…

Tiny Will Be Guest Of Honour At Vet Surgery Open Day

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A LITTLE dog who was found dumped in a plastic bag, covered in petrol and left for dead, will be the canine guest of honour at an open day for a veterinary surgery whose staff saved her life. Little Tiny’s torturous ordeal captured the hearts…

Liffey The Puppy Scoffs Bottle Top With Picture Of A Dog On It

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A PUPPY who scoffed a bottle top with a picture of a dog on it had a lucky escape after a vet managed to remove it without operating. Ian Hopkins, who works at Oakwood Veterinary Referrals in Hartford used an endoscope fitted with a basket…

Tiggi Shows Bulldog Spirit To Battle Back After Losing Both Her Eyes

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A brave dog has shown real “bulldog spirit” and battled back after losing both her eyes. Tiggi, the rescue American bulldog, fell victim to a genetic condition which caused her tear glands to die but thanks to her loving owners and the expert help of…

Vet Nurse Training Her Puppy To Support Autistic Daughter

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A VETERINARY nurse is training her puppy to support her 11-year-old daughter who has just been diagnosed with autism. Katie Hartnoll, who works at Abbeycroft Veterinary Surgery in Northwich, is hoping Parson Russell Terrier, Rodney will be a good companion to her eldest daughter, Cerys…

Alsager Vet Surgery To Host Dog Show To Help Dogs Like ‘Shutdown’ Lester

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AN ALSAGER vet surgery is hosting a dog show to raise money for a charity which has spent four years helping a lurcher recover from abuse which caused him to ‘shutdown’.   Lester the lurcher arrived at canine rehabilitation charity Greyhound Gap back in 2014…

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