CACTUS – 34815
Safe - 8-1-2018 Manhattan
CACTUS – 34815
Intake Date : 7/17/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 8 years Sex: Male
Weight: 43 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: Estimated 6-10 years based on dentition; Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg; History : Stray, found last night; Subjective: Alert, walks well on leash. Eats soft treats and sniffs at hard treats with interest, but does not take them. Observed Behavior – Still body, moves slowly, slightly tense. Allows all petting and handling. Objective ; BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9; EENT: Mild epiphora and conjunctival erythema OU (esp OS). Ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: Severe tartar and gingival recession, missing several incisors, slight underbite. PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic, no coughing or sneezing; ABD: Slightly firm or doughy, slightly distended in the cranioventral region. Does not appear tense or painful on palpation. U/G: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Normal externally; Assessment: 1. Severe dental disease; 2. Abd palpation slightly irregular, Prognosis: Fair; Plan: 1. CBC/chemistry; 2. Recommend dental cleaning with rads and extractions – ASAP; 3. Feed soft food (canned, or kibble that’s been soaked with water/broth) until dental cleaning; SURGERY: Okay for surgery IN HOUSE (too old for ASPCA)
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes; He was all curled up, nestled comfortably in a pink blanket, an ebony little dog with pointy ears, a tiny peanut we all thought was a puppy. When he spotted me at his door, Cactus moved slowly forward, accepted my leash and off we went for a very short walk under a heavy rain. What a good trooper he was. He attended right way to business(Cactus keeps a very clean den), trotted valiantly, shook many drops off his coat, welcame a good toweling and sat very politely and expectantly for treats that he chewed slowly. His tail was happily wagging . His slightly cloudy eyes and squinting eyes looked keenly at me. “Where are my caresses?” “What about some lap time ?” Where is my head ? Of course, little guy! Lets sit on the floor and cuddle…Cactus is a cute, well mannered and super friendly middle aged gentleman, still up and about who so would love to be your loyal companion, gentle four legged playmate and a friend to brighten your life. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
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