BABY – A1062353
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BABY – A1062353
MALE, GRAY / WHITE, SHIH TZU MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/06/2016, From NY 10458, DueOut Date01/16/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Sex: Male intact Scan: Positive Estimated age: 8 years Hx: Per client, pt has not been to vet for last year, but has had skin problems for a year and a half, and also needs eye drops. S: Quiet, sits on table, prefers to be curled up against restrainer’s body than held stiffly in restraint, permits all handling O: QAR, BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Large amounts of dry yellow mucus in both eyes and building up on the fur surrounding both eyes. Ear canals have mild amts of flaky white discharge; fur and skin on tips of ear pinnae are crusted over with yellow and white flakes and crusty debris. No nasal discharge. Oral exam not performed. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. The skin of the ventral neck is excoriated and has a large region of moist dermatitis (4×6 cm), with mild amts of serosanguinous discharge, and large mats on the edges. The skin of all four lower legs is heavily crusted and ulcerated, and cracked and bleeding in some spots. There are large thick crusts on the elbows. The skin of the inguinal region is similarly alopecic and ulcerated, with moderate serosanguinous discharge. Pt resists careful palpation of the affected areas. There is a yeasty odor to the skin. UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical. Skin scrape – neg for mites, but difficult to perform due to pain and because skin was bleeding prior to scrape. A: 1. Mucus in eyes – R/O KCS vs. chronic conjunctivitis vs. other 2. Patchy pyoderma – R/O mange (demodectic vs. sarcoptic) vs. allergies (food vs. environmental) vs. hepatocutaneous syndrome vs. autoimmune disease vs. neoplasia (cutaneous lymphoma, MCT?) vs. other Short-term prognosis: Fair, once primary problem is diagnosed P: 1. Gave 0.2 ml meloxicam (5 mg/ml) SQ inj during exam; continue at 0.1 ml SQ SID starting in 24 hours2. Did not vaccinate due to severity of skin condition 3. TAB drops OU BID; stop after 2-3 days and then perform STT to diagnose KCS 4. Amoxi-clav 1.7 ml PO BID x10 days (or Simplicef/cefpodoxime if available) 5. GENTLE daily baths with a shampoo containing ketoconazole and chlorhexidine x3 days, then every other day x3 baths, then regularly based on follow-up care with vet 6. Once secondary infx are coming under control, more diagnostics will need to be done to determine the root cause of pt’s pyoderma – bloodwork, possibly a hypoallergenic diet trial +/- biopsy, repeat skin scrape
Baby A1062353 is an approx 8 year old shih tzu. He is being surrendered because of his health and the owners youngest son is allergic. HIs last vet visit was over a year ago and he has an unknown skin condition.
Baby is friendly with strangers. He loves children and plays exuberantly with them. He lived in a home with a 1 year old, a 16 year old, a 17 year and an 11 year old. He has not been around other dogs or cats. He has not bitten anyone or any other animal.
Baby lived in a private house. He would go potty in the back yard 3 times a day. Because of his skin condition, the owner began to use wee wee pads inside of the home. He tolerates bathing. He has his nails trimmed on occasion and he tolerates trimming. He is not bothered when you take his food bowl, treats, or toys away from him.
For a new family to Know
The owner describes Baby as the sweetest baby you will ever meet. He loves children and likes being held. He has small toys and likes going out to the yard. He was fed different brands of dog food because of the possibility of allergies.
Baby was handled carefeully due to his condition. He was scanned(+) and collared. He tolerated all handling.
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