I have had to take Alfie to the vets. His little toenail had grown to such an extent that it had curled back into his paw pad. I feel so guilty for not noticing earlier, he must have been in such pain and didn't utter a word of complaint. The vet gave him a painkiller jab and some anti-biotics just to make sure it didn't get infected. Once the jab kicked in Alfie went mad, like he had been given a whole new lease of life. It is just as bad having dogs as it is kids, along with the love and fun, they also cause you worry, guilt and money!