I am sure you all remember Finn, the adorable Malinois mix that came to us with our last group of pups. He has been living with our amazing foster, Phillip, to help him work on his confidence!
Unfortunately, being a bit shy is not Finn’s only obstacle. The other day, Finn’s foster dad noticed Finn was limping after an awkward jump off the couch. Concerned, he rushed Finn to the vet for a check-up. During this check-up it was discovered that Finn had a fractured leg from his jump 😢😢 Normally, a healthy dog would not get this bad of an injury from simply jumping off the couch, so Finn was given calcium supplements to strengthen his bones. Finn also underwent surgery to repair his fractured leg, and is now resting comfortably at his foster home.
When Finn came to Cool Critters we thought he was just like the other pups, but maybe a little more shy. Yesterday we found out he has juvenile dystrophy caused by malnutrition as a small pup. This also explains his ‘soft’ bones and why a simple jump from a small height caused the fracture in his leg.
We contacted the shelter that Finn came from asking for more information on how they came to take Finn in. They sent us some photos which are quite distressing 🙁 Finn was found injured, he also had a huge wound on his neck (which we won’t share), and starving by the side of the road 😢 Just a tiny puppy who by luck was found by his kind rescuers.
Finn is now in foster care with Phillip and Kate and is receiving lots of love and attention. Phillip and Kate are amazing with shy dogs, in the past they fostered Valentina and Faye. They turn these dogs lives around and give them the confidence to be adopted by wonderful families. Asking them to take a pup was something else, but Finn is a quick learner and he is already house trained 🙂
For Finn to recover fully he is taking calcium supplements for his bones and good nutrition is vital for him to get healthy again.
A Pupdate! from Phillip who is taking care of Finn.
We went yesterday evening for a check up. The doctor took an X-ray and It showed the bone has fused together properly. The doctor removed the cast and we will begin some minor walking this week. 💙
A little update on Finn 💕
He’s still a little shy/nervous but is getting better. He has been walking in small amounts and his limp gets less every day.
Phillip is looking forward to taking him to the dog park in a few weeks when he is confident his leg is stronger.
Finn is starting to move around more and more and he is more playful ☺️
And we have raised 78% of the costs towards Finn’s vet bill for his leg surgery 🙂 Thank you so much to everyone has donated 🙂