CAIN – A1064148
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CAIN – A1064148
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/01/2016, From NY 11234, DueOut Date 02/01/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-046604.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE INTACT MALE APPROX. 5 YRS. PATIENT WAS BROUGHT TO MEDICAL AFTER ACOS CONCERNED THAT PATIENT WAS EXHIBITING DIFFICULTY TO DEFECATE BAR OTHERWISE VOMITED UP SEVERAL TIMES – YELLOW LIQUID WITH WHAT APPEARED TO BE CHICKEN BONES, RICE, TABLE SCRAPS. RECTAL EXAM REVEALED A LARGE FIRM STRUCTURE OBSTRUCTING THE COLON JUST AT THE PELVIS PATIENT WAS UNCOMFORTABLE WITH PALPATION DUE TO CONCERNS OF A FOREIGN BODY, 2 VIEW RADIOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN UNDER SEDATION (0.7 ML DEXDOMITOR IV) TO REVEAL A LARGE SOFT TISSUE OPACITY WITHIN THE ENTIRE DESCENDING AND TRANSVERSE COLON. THE SMALL INTESTINES WERE GAS FILLED. RIGHT AT THE PELVIS WAS A LARGE ROUND SOFT TISSUE OPACITY. IN ORDER TO DEOBSTIPATE, GAVE 0.25 ML TELAZOL IV AND GAVE AN ENEMA USING WARM WATER AND MIRALAX. NOT ABLE TO REMOVE ALL OF THE FECAL BALL, BUT BROKE IT DOWN ENOUGH TO WHERE IT MAY PASS. PATIENT RECOVERED FROM ANESTHESIA UNEVENTFULLY. RECHECK TOMORROW
A volunteer writes: In the bible, the story of the brothers Cain and Abel didn’t quite have a happy ending, but these brothers who have found themselves in the Brooklyn Care Center have a much more promising outlook. In fact, these brothers are super friendly toward each other and when separated, Cain resisted leaving Abel’s side and pulled toward him when walking away. Having previously lived with five other pets, including a cat, Cain was always relaxed and playful toward them. He even liked to lick and cuddle the cat, and the cat would use him as a bed! He has lived with small children whom he was protective and playful toward. They were surrendered because their owner is moving and could not take them with them. At the care center, they have become quite the volunteer and staff favorites! Cain is always mellow, seems friendly toward other dogs in playgroup and maintains being housebroken. He is smaller than Abel, but they share the cutest pouts, with beefy lips and big heads, and when I dressed Cain up in a top hat and tie, it seemed like second nature to him—he sat and posed like a champ. He loves food and will sit for treats and give you lots of kisses in return. Cain is ready to meet you at the Brooklyn Care Center today!
A staff member writes: Cain greets everyone with love and licks whenever they approach him. He is very friendly with strangers and is always willing to please whoever is around. His previous home was filled with five dogs and two cats plus children ranging from newborn to a six year old. He thrived in that environment and never gave his owners any concerns. He is the happiest when he is given treats and toys and will show you how much he appreciates this gesture by giving you many kisses. Come into Brooklyn ACC and meet Cain and his loving personality.
02/02: VC: Recheck stool production from overnight.S/O: BAR, active. Minimal stool production overnight. Hydrated Abdominal palpation, abdomen was tense, no other firms objects/areas palpated, was not overtly painful. Continuing to posture and strain; Rectal exam revealed fecal ball that was very hard and crumbly approximately 5-6in from anus. Administer warm water and lube enema, 120ml and 7ml lactulose PO. A: Obstipation; P: Will continue to observe througout the day for stool production, re-dose lactulose tonight.
02/03: VC: MOnitor for stool production. S/O: BAR, hydrated, APP ++. Very active. Stool production is frequent small amounts of bloody diaarrhea. Abdominal palpation is WNL, rectal exam is WNL. Repeat abdominal radiographs reveal one very firm fecal ball approximately 6-7in from anus. Feces filled colon and transverse colon. Gave 120ml enema, 7ml lactulose, and 250mg 1.5 tablets PO. Hung wet food only sign.A: Constipated/obstipated. Concerned about possible stricture obstructing normal defecation. P: Will recheck tomorrow and send NH plea if needed. May need sedation and manual deobstipation
02/04: VC: Monitor for stool production. S/O: BAR. Continues only to produce scant amounts of bloody diarrhea. Rectal exam WNL. Sedated w/ 0.6ml Dexdomitor IV. and 0.25ml Telazol IM. Took Repeat abdominal radiographs, unchaged from previous views, show 2-3 very hard fecal balls in the same position as previous views. Attempted manual de-opbstipation, was able to slowly break up fecal balls with warm water and lubricant. Fecal material was exteremly firm and gritty, was difficult to pass along rectal mucosa. Removed and brokedown fecal matter. Repeated radiograph to document progress. Administered 60ml enema of warm water, powdered miralax, and lubricant. Reversed sedation w/ 0.7ml atipamezole. Cain was able to defecate on his own two moderate piles of very firm, gritty fecal material. Administered another 60ml enema and 7ml Lactulose, and approx 5 mins later he defecated a significant amount. A: Obstipation relieved! Colitis and will continue to treat and monitor for constipation. P: Continue metronidazole and Lactulose. May consider NSAID starting tomorrow to reduce inflammation. Did not start today to due possible side effects exacerbating the GI upset.
02/06: S/O: VET CHECK TO MOVE TO ADOPTIONS. PATIENT IS BAR ON PRESENTATION; EATING WELL, PER ACOS – OBSERVED TO HAVE BLOOD IN STOOL ON CAGE EXAM, SEVERAL SMALL PILES OF SOFT STOOL PRESENT, 2 PILES WITH WHAT APPEARED TO BE FRANK BLOOD LIKELY SECONDARY FROM INFLAMMATION IN THE COLON; OK TO MOVE TO ADOPTIONS, CONTINUE CURRENT TREATMENT PLAN. RECHECK ON LAST DAY OF METRONIDAZOLE; EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
02/12: VET CHECK – LAST DAY OF METRONIDAZOLE, RECHECK STOOL (HX OF OBSTIPATION). BAR. ACTIVE AND ATTENTION SEEKING. EATING WELL. NORMAL FORMED STOOL. A: COLITIS RESOLVED ; P: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
Cain A104148 and Abel A104147 are 5 year old unaltered brothers. They were purchased from a breeder as puppies and are being surrendered because the owners are moving and cannot travel with them at the moment. They have not seen a vet recently but have no known health problems or injuries.
Cain and Abel are friendly and outgoing with strangers. They have never shown any concerning behavior around strangers and like to play with everyone they meet. They have lived with 4 children that ages range from newborns to 6 years old. They are both relax and playful around the children. They may jump on the children knocking them over but they are protective of them. The owner says that if two adults are raising their voices that the dog will stand by the children. They will not bark or growl at anybody but they will keep close to the children until the yelling stops. Cain and Abel have lived with 3 unaltered female pit bulls. They are relaxed and very playful with the other dogs. The owner describes the play as exuberant. Cain and Abel also have lived with a cat. The owner says that cat will lie on and around the dogs and they like to lick and cuddle with cat.
Cain and Abel are not bothered when someone touches or removes they food, food bowl, treats, or toys. They are not bothered when given a bath or when strangers approach their home or family. They enjoy being pet and held. They have not had their nails trimmed to know their behavior during.
For a New Family to Know:
Cain and Abel’s favorite thing to do is play. They do not play with toys but they wrestle and chase each other. They like to chew on their bones. They are kept mostly indoors. They are walked on and off leash at least twice a day. When off leash they will stay close to the owner. The owner reports that when off leash, they will not chase birds or cats. They will stay next to him. They will use the bathroom outdoors but will have an accident outdoors if they are not taken outside at their normal time. They also are let out to play in the fenced in backyard. They are well behaved in and outdoors. Cain will bark nonstop if left outside alone.
Cain was panting throughout the admissions process. He responded well when asked to sit and took treats gently from counselor’s hand. He did resisit leaving Abel’s side and pulled towards him when being walked away.
Behavior – Average Home
Cain previously lived with 2 adults, 5 dogs and 4 children that ages range from newborns to 6 years old. The owner stated Cain is relaxed and playful around the children and the other dogs in the household. The owner mentioned Cain is house broken and well behaved when home alone. It was reported by the owner Cain lived with a cat and he would lick and cuddle with the cat.
At intake it was reported Cain was calm but panting, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Cain came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, he was friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Cain was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Cain was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Cain appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels he can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
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: No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip neutral.
When off leash with other dogs, Cain greets with a neutral body. He offers one single bounce as the helper dog approaches but spends the rest of the time exploring the yards.
CAME IN WITH: ABEL – A1064147 http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/abel-a1064147/
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