Byron came to our rescue via the shelter in August 2017. At the age of 12 years, he waited 11 days for his family to come claim him. They never showed.
SCGRR was contacted and went to evaluate him. This poor soul had infections in both ears, his skin was a mess, and had a large mass on both his front and hind legs. He is just the sweetest senior and despite his discomfort, his tail never stopped moving (even though part of it is missing).
We took him to our vet for a thorough exam and a much needed spa treatment. Fine needle aspiration of the masses on his legs determined that Byron has Mast Cell Tumors, but fortunately, low grade. The tumors were removed with clear margins and although he has recovered nicely, his skin still continues to be an issue.
Byron was placed in in our Permanent Foster Program not only because of his history with MCT’s; his age and allergies played a lot into the decision. It is a delicate balance to keep them under control. Byron gets weekly medicated baths to control his skin allergies.
Byron is a very happy boy. He loves to go for walks, play with toys, and the company of people and other dogs. Quintessential golden? Yes! A whole lot of golden love.