JAX – 20364
Safe - 2-23-2018 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Jax. My animal id is #20364. I am a male white dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 10-Feb-2018, with the surrender reason stated as animal behaviour – not good with resident animals.
Jax is at risk for medical reasons, having been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs. Jax also has mild dermatitis, and is underweight. Behaviorally, we have no concerns for Jax, whom we believe would be suitable to most homes.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Jax had a wiggly body and a waggy tail upon arrival to the care center. His former family counting three middle aged children told us that Jax was very friendly to all, lively , affectionate and loved to play. So, why is he with us? Well, Jax and the two small dogs in the house did not get along. They were there first. Jax is a young man, rather petite, elf like and thin. Although very hungry(he ate half of my bag of treats), he is quite polite taking dry liver from my fingers, even sitting right away at their sight. It took me a while to get Jax to be comfortable with me. At first he would not even eat from my hand, only from the floor. His only focus was the door.Fleeing was the main thing on his mind. Little by little, as he is an intuitive little boy, Jax understood that I meant well and let me pet him, wagged his tail and even dared to put his forelegs on my lap. He looked almost peppy as it was time to bring him back to his kennel. Patience and love go a long way. Jax is in need of TLC and as any young dog, of training. Experienced and loving hands are sought to brighten Jax life and award him down the line the coveted job of beloved forever best friend. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 40.8 lbs
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: adult, ~ 2 yr Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative Microchip Number (If Applicable): placed, History: owner surrender, reportedly eats a lot but doesn’t gain weight Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – friendly, allowed all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P/R = wnl BCS 3/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mod tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: nsf; NSR, NMA, CRT < 2; Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: soft, non-painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, focal spots of alopecia/crusting dermatitis over right eye, extremities, cranial to prepuce and on scrotum, skin free of parasites, no masses noted CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: externally normal Assessment: mild/mod. dermatitis r/o infect., allergy with bact. infect. vs other + underweight Prognosis: good Plan: Convenia 1.5 ml SQ + rec’ regular bathing, may need derm. follow-up if underlying allergic condition + Give panacur granules for 40 lb dose SID x 3 days + recheck weight/appetite to see if BCS improves — if not rec’ CBC/Chem/UA to look for underlying metabolic condition SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to BCS/dermatitis
[Spay/Neuter Waiver – Medical Condition] Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with dermatitis and emaciation and the staff veterinarians are issuing a temporary waiver from the neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
S: BAR, coughing noted by walkers O: No coughing or nasal discharge noted during cage-side exam A: Possible CIRDC P: Rec DVM recheck in 2d to see if persistent and/or worsening
Noted to be coughing on 2/15 but no concerns noted on recheck; reportedly having severe diarrhea with blood for the last 2 days S/O -BAR, appears friendly and docile -persistent sneezing, serous nasal discharge -periocular dermatitis appears resolved with mild residual erythema -appears eupnic -dermatitis on abdomen appears resolving A 1. CIRDC 2. Diarrhea-r/o stress vs CIRDC vs other 3. Dermatitis, appears to be resolving/responding to convenia P -move to isolation -doxycycline 150 mg PO SID x 14 days -cerenia 16 mg PO SID x 4 days -metronidazole 250 mg PO BID x 7 days -i/d food only
Reweighed overnight, has gained 6#!!! No reports of diarrhea today so likely responding to metronidazole and i/d; dermatitis resolving on abdomen
Large amount of liquid, shapeless diarrhea in kennel with frank blood. Animal is BARH.
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
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