BRITE – 24787
Safe - 4-13-2018 Manhattan
BRITE – 24787
Care Center Location: Manhattan, ZIP Code From: 10456, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green, Age: 10 years, Sex: Female, Weight: 51 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~11yrs based on physical and dental exam. Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative. History : stray. no hx; Subjective / Observed Behavior – QAR, very friendly and docile. allows all handling an manipulation. Objective; BCS 4.5/9; EENT: cataracts, bilaterally. mild otic debris, ASl no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: moderately worn teeth with discoloration; dc 2/5; pd 2/5. PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, increased lung sounds in all lung fields. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; tense. U/G: intact female. mammary glands WNL; no mammary masses palpated. MSI: L TL lameness at the gait; walks with elbow abducted. skin free of parasites 3inch soft, SQ mass along the left carpus. multiple pressure sores. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: normal, grossly. Assessment; dental calculus; periodontal disease; cataracts, bilateral. geriatric; lameness – L TL with elbow abduction – r/o fracture, arthritis, neoplasia; otitis externa; increased lung sounds – r/o fibrosis, neoplasia, infection; intact; pressure sores; Prognosis: fair; Plan: sedate for radiographs — 3 view chest and 2 view L TL (to include the elbow and entire paw) rimadyl 75mg tablet — give 1/2 tab PO q12h for 4 daysSQ fluids 500 ml LRS; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to geriatric age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes:
One of my favorite cartoon characters as a child was Rainbow Brite, a little girl tasked with bringing color and beauty to a sad, grey world, and I like to think our Brite is named for her but with the magic working in reverse. Where Brite’s life had previously been sad and grey, now she has the chance to bask in the TLC of a caring family, to feel the warmth of unconditional love and to shine her own special light back out on the world. As a senior citizen Brite does have some health issues that will need vetting, but just like her namesake she’s not going to let anything stand in her way and is happy to trundle along the sidewalk and up and down stairs, even jogging over to me when I call her from across the yard. Toys aren’t really her thing and a playgroup with energetic pups has limited appeal but bring out the treats and she’s absolutely enthralled–a girl after my own heart! Brite’s path to our door wasn’t an easy one but she never let it harden her gentle nature or break her spirit and now our humble heroine is looking to enjoy some golden years full of pampering and love. She may be a little worse for wear on the outside but Brite is as beautiful as a rainbow where it really counts and she’s at our Manhattan Care Center, waiting and hoping you’ll give her a chance to shine.
Details on my behavior are…
Dog to dog:
4/9: When introduced to the helper dog on leash (due to medical condition), Brite appears tense and turns away from approach.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Brite so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium-low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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