CHIP – 12829
Safe - 12-4-2017 Manhattan
CHIP – 12829
Location: Bronx, Intake Date: 11/16/17, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: –, Sex: Neutered, Age: 13 years, Weight: 21 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:13 reported; Microchip noted on Intake? n; History : o surrender; Subjective:hair loss and pendulous abdomen typical of hormonal disorder; Observed Behavior -QAR, allows exam; Objective ; T =; P =60; R =wnl; BCS 5/9; EENT: ou sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: moderate dental disease c/w age; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: abdomen distended, does not feel like fluid; U/G: neutered; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, alopecia on trunk and feet, hyperpigmentation of skin CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: suspect hypothyroid or hyperadrenocorticism; Prognosis:fair; Plan:full bloodwork including thyroid. if no diagnosis from this, consider abd rads
Blood Work Interpretation; Vet Notes: 12:20 PM; low thyroid 0.6; moderate elevation in alp 581; mild anemia and leukocytosis; hypothyroidism is likely, but HAC cannot be rule out yet,; plan to treat hypo t first; good prognosis
Chip is a 13 year old Neutered Jack Russell. Known injuries or health problems, his last vet visit was October 2017.
How is this dog around strangers? Chip is friendly and out going around strangers.
How is this dog around children? He has lived with the owner’s son since he was two years old, and is gentle, respectful and relaxed with him.
How is this dog around other dogs? Chip has lived with his large breed sibling, and he is playful, respectful and gentle with him.
How is this dog around cats?Chip has no living history with cats.
Resource guarding:He has no resource guarding.
Bite history:He has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: meduim
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know
Chips family would describe him as Friendly, confident, and independent. His activity level is a medium, and he likes to follow you around the home. Chip likes to play tug with his dog sibling within the home. Chip is kept mostly indoors, he eats dry food sparingly throughout the day. He goes potty on the grass, cement, gravel or dirt. When left home alone Chip is well behaved, he knows commands like sit stay and come, but he must be told several times at times. When on leash Chip likes sloe walks and he will pull lightly at first but then he will ease up on the leash. His owner doesn’t allow Chip to be off leash during walks because Chip is easily distracted by squirrels and other outside nature. Chip has gotten lost before while off leash, so his owner just prevents it all together.
Chip isn’t bothered when food bowl is being touched, treat or toy is taken away. He doesn’t get on the furniture, and isn’t bothered when being held or restrained. Chip isn’t bothered if disturbed while sleeping, given a bath, having his coat brushed, or having his nails trimmed. When someone unfamiliar comes to the house Chip will bark. Chip was very loose bodied during intake he allowed me to collar him and pick him up. He was sniffing around curiously and took from my hand he did not bark at me or any of the other people in the lobby. When i used a squeaky toy he was being playful and was doing play bows chasing the toys around.
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