Meet Juno, a gentle and shy 6 year old cross Staffy pictured with his bright and sparkly brother Franz (beagle in the photo).
Juno has an extreme case of skin allergy and requires daily attention by his lovely mum Nic, who has to bath his feet every day and make sure his ears are clean.
A while ago Juno's skin got so bad that the pads of his feet started to peel away - ouch! We did exhaustive testing and found several infections and really bad ulceration of his pads secondary to his underlying allergy.
He needed to have his feet bandaged daily and lots of medication, but thanks to his very dedicated and loving mum, he has made a full recovery, and lives mostly free of his clinical signs.
You can see how sad Juno gets when his feet are sore (the photo in front of the heater), but now he is happy and playful, able to run about as a normal dog should with his brother Franz.
I love going over to meet the two dogs for their checkups and am relieved that on the last few visits, Juno (and Franz) have come running up to greet me at the door, rather than hanging back because his feet are too sore to get up. Keep it up Juno!