GEO – A1107963
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GEO – A1107963
MALE, WHITE / GRAY, AMER BULLDOG MIX, 13 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 04/05/2017, From NY 11238, DueOut Date 04/08/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Stray dog, found tied up at the park and brought in by the police. Masses noted on intake. Calm, quiet, allows all handling. QARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2s. P = 80 R = 16 BCS = 5/9. ORAL: Irregular, firm, proliferative gingival mass along rostral mandible covering all mandibular incisors. Oral odor with mild bloody, purulent discharge from mass. Mod. calculus. EENT: Nuclear sclerosis OU. No oculonasal discharge. Mild waxy buildup AU, stenotic canals AU. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA. Lungs clear, eupneic. ABD: Non painful, no masses/organomegaly palpated. U/G: Intact male. Right testicle atrophied. Left testicle enlarged and firm. 5 cm x 3 cm soft scrotal mass with small ulcerated area on surface; this mass feels separate from the left testicle. MS: Amb x 4, stiff hind limb gait. Bilateral stifle thickeneing, decreased ROM. INTEG: Bilateral elbow calluses. Multiple skin masses: Medial right metacarpus, 1 cm. Lat. right thigh, 3cm. Caudolat. Right thigh, 1 cm. Caudal R. tarsus, irregular, apprx 2.5 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm. Left vental abdomen adjacent to prepuce, irregular 2 cm x 1 cm. NEURO: WNL. A: Geriatric dog age est. 13 yrs. Infected oral mass – DDx: epulis, fibrosarcoma, amelanotic melanoma, other. Large left testicle – r/o neoplasia (Leydig cell tumor, Sertoli cell tumor). Scrotal mass, multiple skin masses. R/o benign vs malignant. Stifle DJD. P: Start Rimadyl 100 mg. 1.75 PO q 24 hours x 7 days. Continue if doing well. Start Clavamox 375 mg 1.5 PO BID x 10 days. Permanant waiver froom neuter surgery due to age and underlying health conditions. Rec. placement. Rec. biopsy of oral mass and scrotal mass (or castration with scrotal ablation). Fair short term prognosis with pain management and nursing care; poor long term prognosis esp. if oral and/or scrotal masses are malignant.
A volunteer writes: What do you do if you’re old, your body is covered with lumps and bumps, and you’re tied up in a park? If you’re following Geo’s lead, you go high. This gentle giant has completely stolen my heart. He’s often sweetly napping in his cage when I approach, but even if I disturb him he greets me with soft eyes and a quietly wagging tail. He might not be as spry as he used to be, but Geo loves to go out and about and check out the neighborhood (with years of experience under his belt, he is very easy to walk and seems housebroken). He hasn’t been reactive when we’ve encountered other dogs and has displayed soft and social body language in our playgroups, but wants to mount the other dogs (Who you callin’ old??). He has a great appetite and doesn’t let his mouth get in the way of his love for treats. He likes to be pet and will even lick my face clean…he is truly sweet!!! He might have lots of reasons not to, but Geo seems to harbor an unconditional love for people and is just wonderful company…he deserves the very best!! The first entry on his bucket list? Meeting you at Brooklyn ACC 🙂
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