BISCUIT – 20426
Urgent - Manhattan
SUPER URGENT 2/12/18**A private donor has graciously offered to pay $300 to the New Hope partner that pulls Biscuit 20426 from the Manhattan ACC. The donor requests that Liam go directly to either an adopter, foster, or sanctuary setting.**
BISCUIT – 20426
**A private donor has graciously offered to pay $300 to the New Hope partner that pulls Biscuit 20426 from the Manhattan ACC. The donor requests that Liam go directly to either an adopter, foster, or sanctuary setting.**
Intake Date : 2/11/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 13 years Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 59 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 8-9y ; Microchip noted on Intake? yes; History :owner surrender; Subjective:bar; Observed Behavior – allowed petting and all handling; Evidence of Cruelty seen -n, but potentially has chronic injury RH and severe, ulcerated callus LH tarsal area; Objective ; T =; P = 100; R = wnl; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, mild superficial debris au, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: worn teeth and fractured max k9 teeth; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: mn; MSI: wt bearing lame rh w/ exaggerated lateral rotation from hip and stifle, possible bilateral medially luxating patellas, seems to be painful hips bilaterally, lordosis and possible pain ls area, thick ulcerated callus on left tarsus and 1 cm cyst or wart right lateral hip area; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal:ne; Assessment: 8-9 yr mn large mixed-breed dog; lameness RH – r/o mpl’s vs osteoarthritis vs other ortho injury; hip mass – sebaceuous cyst vs wart vs other benign; callus – ulcerated callus from leaning/sleeping more on left side (right hind lameness and likely oa); Prognosis: good to excellent w/ nsaid, jt supplements, fish oil, PT/proper exercise; Plan: gave 1.2 cc sq rimadyl today; starting 50mg po bid tomorrow; gabapentin 300 mg po bid; rec: continue rimadyl tomorrow; cbc/chem/t4; hip/stifle and LS rads +/- under sedation; appropriate anesthetic oral care upon placement/adoption
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Biscuit is a real trooper. I am really impressed by him and admire his will to make the best of his new situation. Biscuit was a family dog whose age started to hinder many things a younger dog can do. Indeed, he is 13 year old and Biscuit’s people could not accommodate an elderly pet anymore. Biscuit knew right away why i was at his door. I was very careful as he is arthritic and needs gentle care. He does stairs quite well , though, up and down and is up for a slow walk around the yard. Dogs near our pen. Biscuit is cool with them. Same in his ward when his peers stick their nose to his door. I did not intend to play ball with him, just chill out on the turf but Biscuit spotted and grabbed a tennis ball that he let go at times for a chicken treat. What a spirit!! Biscuit is really cute in his chocolate suit. I love his powdered face and gentle eyes. I wonder what he makes of all the changes happening in his life but grumpiness or low spirits are not on his agenda. Biscuit needs a new home and a new master or family who loves and knows how to care for older dogs. Biscuit would love to meet you at the Manhattan Care Center and be your very special friend.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake11-Feb-2018
Basic Information:Biscuit is a tan and white large mixed breed. He is approximately 13 years old according to his previous owner who stated that she had him for 10 years. However the client was uncertain since the dog originally belonged to her ex-husband.
Previously lived with:2 Adults, 2 Children
How is this dog around strangers?The previous owner stated that he was fearful of strangers. He barked at strangers that came inside the house. After a few minutes he would open up to them and stop barking.
How is this dog around children?He lived with children of the ages of 10 and 13. He was very relaxed around them. He was not interested in playing.
How is this dog around other dogs?He previously lived with a 6 year old large mixed breed male dog but the two did not get along. The other dog barked and growl at Biscuit.
How is this dog around cats?He has not been around cats.
Resource guarding:He did not guard any resources.
Bite history:He does not have a bite history.
Other Notes:He urinated and defecated inside the house. The previous owner stated that she did not have time to potty train him. He was not bothered by storms and fireworks. He was not bothered by being pushed/pulled off furniture, disturbed while sleeping. He was friendly when bath and brushed. He barked at strangers that approached his home or his family member. The owner stated that it was a friendly bark.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?No
Medical NotesThe previous owner stated that she was unaware of any medical condition.
For a New Family to Know: He was described as a mellow dog. His activity level was low. He followed the previous owner around the house. He was kept mostly indoors. He ate dry pedigree and white house occasionally. He was not house trained at all and had accidents daily. He pulled lightly on the leash during walks.
Upon intake Biscuit had a loose body and waggy tail. He approached the counselor gently and sniffed him. He remained calm when his previous owner left the admissions room. He was very treat motivated and would wag his tail rapidly for treats. He did not know any commands but he would take treats gently. He allowed his collar to be removed and replaced with an identity-band. He allowed his weight to be taken and stayed calm in the medical intake exam room.
My medical notes are…
Blood Work Interpretation: PLT high 497 (148-484) PCT high 0.54% (0.14 – 0.46) TT4 low 0.8 (1.0 – 4.0) A: thrombocytosis – r/o secondary to inflammation vs other; low T4 – r/o hypothyroidism vs euthyroid sick vs other; P: Once placed/transferred/adopted, recommend full thyroid panel with FT4 and TSH
Radiograph Review: Vet Notes: 4:34 PM Rads of stifles, pelvis, and lumbar spine. Pelvis and lumbar spine NSF. OA and sclerotic changes to both stifles, likely secondary to bilateral CCL tares. Both stifles palpate thickened and have crepitus. P: Due to old age, not a candidate for bilat CCL repair. Continue to manage medically with long term carprofen and gabapentin or tramadol, with regular rechecks and bloodwork.
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