Ollie has been a great pup through his mange treatment. Mange is not easy or inexpensive to treat. Ollie receives daily special medicated baths and is on a round of medications to clear up his underlying skin infection. After just a 5 days of treatment the sores on Ollie's face clear up substantially and the swelling his face starts to subside. He's making great progress!
Unfortunately then tragedy strikes - in the form of a playful romp in the yard! While Ollie was playing in the yard his playmate accidentally stepped on his front left foot and broke it. Lucky for us Ollie does not need surgery. The veterinarian recommended keeping Ollie immobilized for a couple of days, splinting the foot for two weeks minimum and then a follow-up x-ray. Well not only is it challenging to crate a 12 week old puppy continuously having Ollie's leg in a splint made his daily baths even more difficult, but this resilient pup took it all in stride. Ollie did great with his crate confinement often entertaining himself like a good pup. He quickly acclimated to the splint and after the first week you couldn't even tell he was injured.
Ollie still needs a clear bill of health before we can proceed with the adoption process. We are testing for mange every few weeks, and he will stay with his foster home until his tests show negative. If you are interested in Ollie, please note that he is not yet available to engage in adoption trials. We will consider all of Ollie's applications once he is healthy, if you would like to be on a 'wait list', please indicate so on your application. Application for Ollie and all of our available rescued dogs can be found at www.cdtrescue.org
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