BROWINE aka BUTTERBEAN – A0759648 (ALT ID A1121353)
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BROWINE aka BUTTERBEAN – A0759648 (ALT ID A1121353)
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN, PIT BULL MIX, 10 yrs
STRAY – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason STRAY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 08/08/2017, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 08/09/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 10 years Microchip noted on Intake? yes 0A1068623C. Found abandoned in apartment building, BAR, allows handling; suspect decreased hearing and vision BCS 4/9 EENT: OU-intermittent menace; age related changes; mildly elevated 3rd eyelid AU-mild waxy debris Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 severe; severe tartar/staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: marble sized, soft SQ mass on L caudal thorax quarter sized, soft SQ mass on sternum ambulatory x 4; mild chronic thickening of R stifle; good hip extension bilaterally CNS: mentation appropriate, slight head tilt to R; mild ambulatory vestibular ataxia; increased weight bearing on LF compared to RF; normal CP x 4, slightly increased withdrawal; intermittent menace OU Rectal: not performed Assessment R head tilt/vestibular ataxia SQ Mass x 2 Dental disease Plan Rec’d geriatric work up including CBC/chem and CXR FNA soft tissue masses-one on sternum dx as lipoma; one on thorax does not exfoliate well, will likely need biopsy for dx Rec’d dental cleaning with extractions if blood work/rads clear If ataxia/head tilt worsen, then rec’d MRI for definitive diagnosis Prognosis: open; significance of head tilt and mild ataxia is unknown at this time; it may be related to previous episode of idiopathic disease, in which case, his signs should remain stable or possible improve; if his neuro signs worsen, then unfortunately intra-cranial neoplasia should be considered based on age SURGERY: neutered
A volunteer writes: Seniors always hold a special place in our hearts, mostly when life has let them down and they are trying so hard to stay afloat. Could destiny hold a better future for our valiant friend Browine? Browine lays with dignity and pride in his double kennel. What a catch this elderly lion must have been while in his prime! He is now a bit too thin and wobbly on his fours. His coat is still vibrant red, though, and his eyes a bright and almost clear orange. He insists in walking and walking around the block, does his business on the way, sniffs his new premises and notice, with calm, other dogs. His gait gets better as we go on, although he sometimes almost tips over. He manages carefully the stairs with my help. There is no smile at this point lighting up Browine’s face as he concentrates very hard at doing his utmost best. He is a survivor who needs to make sense of his new situation and find his balance. He does like treats that he takes politely from my hand, and enjoys a butt scratch. I am glad to be able to somehow lighten his burden and bring some relief to this gentle elder. Browine is on my mind…I dream of him resting comfortably on a soft pillow with a full stomach and amidst responsible and loving new owners who are fond of seniors. Browine is at the Manhattan Care Center, wishing upon a star…
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Butterbean displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Browine is tolerant of polite greeting from dogs, but may need time to become completely comfortable. Slow introductions are recommended between Browine and respectful dogs.
8/9: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Browine is soft and offers polite greeting.
8/10: Browine is tolerant of polite sniffs. He becomes a bit uncomfortable with lignering face to face greeting.
8/11: Browine greets politely and wanders the pen.
Upon intake, Browine was friendly.
During his initial medical exam, Browine was tense.
We have no history on Browine so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a low level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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