GUSTAVO – 18785
Safe - 3-13-2018 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Gustavo. My animal id is #18785. I am a male brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 20-Jan-2018.
Gustavo is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. Gustavo will likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. There are no known behavior concerns for Gustavo at this time.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Gustavo might look very stoic and serious, but this handsome tall gent is a born sweetheart. He is one amicable and sociable dog, a warm soul, ready to make friends with everyone he meets, peers or humans, and face whatever situation with a positive attitude. He is what we call a “bomb proof pet”. He is welcoming and collected in his kennel, wags his tail and exits his den with poise. He is not a puller, does his business on the way, and is civil to all other dogs met, big or small, almost ignoring a large male who growled at us. At 76 pounds, Gustavo is a big guy who nevertheless needs to gain some weight and mend his coat. A loving and caring home will take easily care of that. He absolutely loves treats and will jump or sit for them. He ran briefly after a ball, caught it, but favored my treats over a ball game. Gustavo is getting ready for the big day…Valentine’s. Yes, he is a lover, too, who likes to squeeze tight against his caretaker and ask for kisses and hugs. Gustavo has the votes of many at the care center. He is a GOOD dog, great looking, too, and one very desirable as a wonderful and loyal friend or family pet. Gustavo is waiting for you at the Manhattan Care Center, dreaming of a long and beautiful friendship with you.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 76.25 lbs
[LVT Intake Exam] Microchip Scan: negative, placed 981020019903637 Evidence of Cruelty: no Observed Behavior: allows all handling, friendly and sweet, somewhat hyper Sex: intact male Estimated Age: appx 3-4y Subjective: dermatitis vs allergy skin condition (raised wheals, some scabbing, erythema mostly along hind legs/jowls/ears), aural hematoma AD, good body condition otherwise Eyes: clear Ears: light waxy d/c Oral Exam: mild staining Heart: WNL Lungs: WNL Abdomen: WNL Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5/9 Mentation: BARH Preliminary Assessment: unknown skin condition Plan: DVM intake
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Approximately 3 years old based on mild dental tartar Microchip noted on Intake? Negative scan on intake, MC placed History : Owner surrender Subjective: Alert Observed Behavior – Wagging tail/body, allows all handling Objective BAR, mm pink, BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears – aural hematoma AD, erythema and mild yellow waxy discharge AU, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Intact male, two scrotal testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, areas of alopecia, erythema, scabbing at lateral aspect hindlimbs, rostral muzzle erythematous with multifocal scaling/scabbing, scrotum is diffusely erythematous with thickened skin and multifocal scabbing. Ventral abdomen and medial aspect of thighs have similar lesions. Skin at elbows (bilaterally) thickened, alopecic, and severely erythematous CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Externally normal Assessment: 1. Severe multifocal dermatitis – ro contact vs atopy vs food allergy vs parasite vs other 2. Otitis AU 3. Aural hematoma AD Prognosis: Good with treatment and appropriate management of suspected underlying allergy Plan: 1. Cefpodoxime 200mg SID x 14 days, Diphenhydramine 75mg BID x 14 days 2. Ear cleaning, MometMax AU SID x 14 days 3. Monitor for resolution with treatment of underlying otitis SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to dermatitis
S: Alert in kennel O: SND, occasional sniffling and sneezing A: CIRDC highly likely P: 1. Move to isolation 2. Doxycycline 350 mg PO SID x14 days 3. Cerenia 60 mg SID x4 days 1088
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 1/20/2018
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 1/21/2018
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:: *PLAY GROUP GREETER* Gustavo is polite, gentle and highly tolerant when interacting with dogs in the care center. The behavior department feels he may be most compatible with other social dogs. History around dogs is unknown due to arriving as a stray.
Summary (2):: 1/22-1/23: Gustavo is polite when greeting a female and smaller male dog.
Date of intake:: 1/20/2018
Date of initial:: 1/21/2018
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Gustavo so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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