Dogs that have excessive skinfolds around the face can suffer a variety of health problems such as eye ulcers and breathing problems. Breeds most affected by this problem include: Shar Peis, Pugs, Cocker Spaniels and Boxers. Dogs with excessive skin folds can greatly benefit by surgical removal of the extra skin,
IMG_0506 http://littlehamptonvet.com.au/tiberius-and-lorna-2/img_0506-3/ This is Lorna, who was found at 6 weeks old nearly dead from starvation. Our good friend, Buster, the dog nursed her like a kitten and with lots of medical therapy she survived. Her cerebellum, the part of the brain, that is essential for movement was permanently damaged.