I found a little BLM today. He was laying in the middle of the road. It took me 40 minutes to gain his trust so I could get close enough to let him sniff me. The rest is history. He just melts when you love him up. He is going to the vet on Monday but thought some of you could help me until then.
He looks like he's 5-7 months old. His adult teeth appear to be all in, and are beautiful. His coat is shiny and smooth and you can't see his ribs. He seems in good health other than some minor issues. I think.
I was sitting in the parking lot at the wildlife area. No one there but me. I had been there an hour or so. Only heard 2 vehicles drive down the road. When I started to leave there he lay. I'm pretty certain that someone dropped him while I was taking it easy resting in my truck.
He had wet mud on his left rear leg and high on that hip the mud was starting to dry. He had mud on top of his nose and was limping.
I took him home, cleaned and sanitized my kennel and crate and bowls, then proceeded with a bath. He had been appearing to favor his right rear leg somewhat and his left front paw. While rinsing him off I noticed a small cut on his chest that was in the healing process from probably a small injury a few days prior. I also noticed on that left front paw, that his pad had been injured. It wasn't bleeding, or ripped. The skin had been torn back and was hanging down. This piece of pad skin appeared fairly thick and approximately 3/4"x3/4" and dangling.
What should I do tomorrow morning to that foot? As I said, he will go to the vet on monday.
Oh! He ate 1 cup of food and drank water when I brought him home. He's resting now in the kennel. I may make him a place in the house tomorrow for the next few days so we can bond a little and gain each others trust.
He let me put my hand in the bowl when he was eating and also ate out of my hand, he was good around my 3 year old son, and he's already met my lab and the neighbors dog.
I want to make his foot tolerable until we get to the vet.