DOG VADER – 19183
Safe - 3-12-2018 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Dog Vader. My animal id is #19183. I am a desexed male white dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 6 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 26-Jan-2018.
dog Vader is at risk for medical reasons, having been diagnosed as being heartworm positive. Behaviorally, we have assessed Dog Vader as “Average”, and therefore suitable for dog owners of almost any experience; however, due to observed dog to dog behaviors, we do suggest that Dog Vader would be best suited as the only pet in the household.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: May the force be with you. And trust me, you’ll need it if you’re within any radius of this 6 year-old giant marshmallow. Now, it’s not every pooch that could pull off a name like “Dog,” but leave it to Mr. Vader to make even the most obvious extraordinary. “Handsome, you are.” That’s the first thing I say to our big, snowy boy, the moment I spot him lounging in his kennel. With a black, heart-shaped nose and two eyes rimmed with gold, Sir Vader is nothing but smiles (and jowls, jowls for miles!) and I can’t grab hold of my leash fast enough. Dog, or “D,” as I call him, is plenty to love at 70 pounds, but his love is best measured in tons. And our stroll to the park is just that precisely. A leisurely pace between two new friends, fast becoming old, warm together despite the brisk air. Dog Vader comes to us as a stray, so not much of his past is known. I know he takes his treats gently, has the patience of a saint sitting for endless rounds of photos, and loves few things more than a good rub of the butt, especially if lasts, oh, forever. Dog, ironically, appears to enjoy the company of people over pups, so would prefer being the only furry apple of your eye. But with his soft, goofy grin and that heart made of gold, believe me — your home will never feel more full. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, you were searching for your new best friend. Worry not. Over, those days are. Dog Vader is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 70 lbs
Possible cryptorchid of neutered male Scan positive for a microchip # 982126050474256 About 6 to 7 years old OU=cloudy Nose= No discharge AU=waxy. Also, minor hair loss behind the AU Teeth are stained with tarter Coat is dirty Severe case of Pyoderma Right hind leg has a skin tag Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment=Para Defense As of now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:6 Microchip noted on Intake? 982126050474256 Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : SH Subjective: BAR, Overweight, breathing heavy Observed Behavior – Gentle, easy to handle Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective T = – P = 100 R = Panting BCS = 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears with mild debris and erythema, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate calculus on 204 and premolars and molars PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: Panting could not ausculatate heart properly, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, hair coat dirty – Moderate erythema, alopecia, dermatitis on caudal abdomen CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: np Snap Test Heartworm Positive Assessment: Guarded 1) Heart Worm Positive 2) Moderate dermatitis on ventral abdomen Plan: Heart worm positive: Need to speak with clients to discuss treatment for Heartworm. Initiate treatment with doxycyline 10mg/kg BID for 30 days followed up with Melarosamine therapy Dermatitis: Cephalexin 30mg/kg, Bath with medicated shampoo Prognosis: Good Recommend: Return to regular veterinarian for follow up treatment of heartworm with Melarsamine and including chest x-rays to rule out pathology in the heart SURGERY: N/A
Monitor for CIRDC S/O -BAR, energetic and friendly, barking excitedly for attention -no nasal discharge, sneezing or coughing noted or reported -appears eupnic A -no signs of CIRDC today P CTM
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
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