CHUBBS – 10198
Safe - 10-25-2017 Brooklyn
CHUBBS – 10198
Location: Brooklyn; Intake Date: 10/19/17; Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: –; Sex: Male; Age: 12 years; Weight: —
DVM Intake Exam; 17 lbs 6.4 oz; Estimated age: ~12-14 years; Microchip noted on Intake? negative; History : o/s ; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior -growling and trying to snap during PE. Muzzled then sedated for PE and bath; Objective ; P = wnl ; R = eupneic ; BCS 4/9; EENT: mucoid d/c ou with pigmentation of cornea, moderate yellow waxy debris AU, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: limited oral exam due to muzzle; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MI, 2 testicles descended; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, live fleas noted, small ~1cm dermal mass on right lateral shoulder, diffuse alopecia with flaky malodorous dermatitis; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Severe dermatitis ; KCS; Geriatric; Small dermal mass on right lateral shoulder; Fleas; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC; STT-0, 0; Telazol 0.2ml IM for PE and bath; Mediated bath; Clean ears; Tresaderm AU BID x14d; Cephalexin 30mg/kg PO BID x28d; Rec histopath of mass; Optimmune OU BID x28d; Puralube OU BID x28d; Baytril 10mg/kg PO SID x14d; Prognosis: Good but will need longterm care; SURGERY: permanent waiver from surgery due to dermatitis and age
Animal ID: 10198
Animal Name: Chubbs
Breed: Shih Tzu
This animal came from: Giveaway
Chubbs is a 12 year old Shih Tzu. His owner has known him for two years. He previously belonged to a friend who passed away 1 month ago. Chubbs’ owner cannot keep him due to landlord conflict.
Previously lived with: Adult women
How is this dog around strangers? Chubbs is shy with new people at first and growls when approached. He usually approaches and allows petting in about 2 days.
How is this dog around children? Unknown.
How is this dog around other dogs? Chubbs has been living with a young large-breed female dog. The dog solicited play with Chubbs and he ignored her.
Bite history: Chubbs hasn’t bit anyone.
Energy level/descriptors: Mellow, quiet, and low-energy.
Other Notes: Chubbs growls a little when picked up, woken up, and during baths but doesn’t resist or escalate past that. When someone enters the home, Chubbs barks for a few seconds and then returns to his business, e.g. sleeping. (He growls if they approach him.)
Medical Notes: Owner thinks Chubbs is losing vision, though he still walks around without difficulty.
For a New Family to Know
Chubbs’ family reports that he sometimes likes to sit at their feet but spends much of his time resting alone. He lived inside and slept on a pillow. He ate dry Purina dog food. He’s well-behaved while home alone. Chubbs is housetrained, potties outside, and doesn’t have accidents.
Chubbs knows the cues “sit,” “come,” and “bed.”
Summary (1): Chubbs’ previous guardian did not report on his behavior around other dogs.
10/23: When off leash at the Care Center, Chubbs greets a group of small male and female dogs with a soft body, but mostly keeps to himself exploring her surroundings.
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