GOUDA – A1105760
Safe - 3-18-2017 Manhattan
GOUDA – A1105760
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**NEEDS FOLLOW-UP VET CARE! **
SPAYED FEMALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 5 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/09/2017, From NY 10466, DueOut Date 03/12/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BCS 1/9. emaciated. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: heavy dental tartar. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: spay scar. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Assessment : starvation versus other. Plan : IV catheter, small frequent meals a/d only. add metronidazole if diarrhea continues. panacur x 5 d. 33lbs
My name is Gouda and everyone says I’m very sweet (even if I am named for a cheese) and I know my face seems kinda sad and grumpy-looking but I promise I’m not! It just looks that way because I’m emaciated (big word, right?), which means I don’t have all the smooshy puppy fat that would fill it out on account of not getting enough food to eat. I think someone loved me once because I’m already spayed and walk real nice on leash, I do my business (both numbers!) as soon as I get outside and I even know how to sit when you ask. I spend a lot of time sniffing every new space because you never know where food might be hiding but when someone feeds me by hand I’m super gentle accepting their gift because I love my friends and would never do anything to hurt them. When I meet other calm dogs I wag my tail because I’m happy to see them and once I know a person isn’t going to hurt me I like to give them a little tail wag too, it always seems to make them smile and usually I get some petting as a reward. You don’t have to be a Turophile (look it up!) to fall in love with Gouda, all you have to do is ask for me at the Manhattan Care Center and I’ll take it from there.
03/10/17 : Hx: stray admitted severely emaciated yesterday, CBC/Chem shows regenerative anemia (23%), TP and Alb low-normal, mild hypokalemia (3.2), small frewuent meals and IVC overnight. S: very sweet, afffectionate, allowed entire exam without handler, eating very well. O: well hydrated based on muc membrane quality, prolonged skin turgor due to absence of sc adipose. EENT : AU/OU/nares clear of discharge. Oral: significant dental tartar on canines. Int: resolving epdermal collarettes on ventral abd and medial thighs, small patches of hypotrichosis to alopecia over verterbal prominences on dorsum, multiple ulcerated crusting lesions on tail. Lnn: WNL. CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pale moist mm. Resp: lungs clear, eupnic. Abd: doughy, non painful, no masses or organomegaly. Repro: spayed female, minor vulva development, no mammary gg development. MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 1/9, severe generalized mm atrophy. Neuro: BAR, PLRs WNL, CPs WNL, no ataxia. A: emaciation (r/o starvation vs systemic disease vs other) regenerative anemia (r/o gi parasitism vs hemorrhage vs rbc destruction vs other). P: cwct, check diarrhea, discont IVF, recheck hydration and monitor in medical. px: excellent
03/12/17 : S/O: eating well. BAR, energetic, very very sweet. exam unchanged overall. a: emaciated with 2nd dermatitis, anemia (regenerative). p: cwct, recheck cbc tomorrow. px: excellent
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog has brief bouts of enthusiasm, quickly loses focus.
Summary: Gouda displayed no concerning behavior during her assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
During her initial medical exam Gouda was tense.
We have no history on Gouda so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Gouda has been calm and social with low energy, though this may be due to her current emaciated status.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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