24/7 care with fosterer Sian
With Leilo’s regular visits to the vets reducing the swelling and pain, she started to find freedom without having to wear a cone to stop her scratching.
However, even with the treatment starting to work, she was still very uncomfortable in our kennels. Many of our dogs find the transition from a home to kennels difficult to cope with, especially if they’re not used to the environment. So, we placed Leilo in the care of Sian, a dedicated Wood Green fosterer, who she stayed with for a month.
“My husband and I made the decision to supervise her 24/7, so we could truly liberate her and allow her to be fully assessed without the collar being part of the problem.”
Leilo became more comfortable with her collar off, it enabled her to move around more freely and reveal some of her cheeky traits. Sian was able to distract Leilo with toys, treats and a few tricks, so that she wasn’t inclined to scratch her ears. Eventually, she started walking normally again without having to pause for an itch.
Upon her return to Wood Green, Leilo was checked over by our Veterinary Team, who were very happy with her progress. Although the infection had permanently damaged her ears by changing the colour inside due to the inflammation, she was no longer experiencing pain. Leilo was very excited to see all her pals in the kennels – she’d really come out of her shell and was ready to find her new owners.