LUCA – 19436
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Hello, my name is Luca. My animal id is #19436. I am a male gray dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 29-Jan-2018.
Luca 19436 is at risk for medical reasons including a heart murmur and potential leg injury. Please see medical notes for further information. Luca would do best with an experienced pet owner.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Weight: 62 lbs
SURGERY IS PERMANENTLY WAIVED FROM ACC DUE TO HEART MURMUR
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 5-7 years Microchip noted on Intake?neg Microchip Number (If Applicable): History :stray dog found tied up outside for 2 days; finder reports small amount of blood in stool Subjective:QAR Observed Behavior -timid, stiff body language but allows gentle handling; resists oral exam and full ortho exam; good appetite Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen -n Objective BCS 4.5/9 EENT: OU-chronic periocular lichenification with mild mucoid discharge at medial canthus -no nasal discharge or sneezing -AU: moderate chronic thickening, lichenification with yellow waxy discharge Oral Exam: resists oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: grade III/VI heart murmur ABD: soft, nonpainful, no palpable abnormalities U/G: male intact, 2 scrotal testicles MSI: -grade II-III/IV LH lameness; resists exam, tenses and sits down when approached but suspect behavioral; mild thickening of stifle with possible scant effusion but unable to assess further due to behavior; good muscling on limb; resists hip extension but may be behavioral -severe erythema, inflammation, lichenification along abdomen with hyperpigmentation -diffuse hypotrichosis and dermatitis along face, body, tail and distal limbs/paws -dandruff, pruritus along dorsum CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:grossly normal Assessment 1. Severe, diffuse dermatitis-suspect underlying allergies with secondary fungal and/or bacterial infection with possible demodectic component 2. Otitis externa 3. LH lameness, suspect soft tissue injury; r/o mild stifle injury (CCL vs other) vs secondary to pododermatitis vs hip dysplasia Prognosis:fair Plan: -skin scrape, negative but will treat with Simparica -simplicef 2.5 tabs PO SID x 14 days -gentizol AU SID X 7 days -Rimadyl 100 mg PO SID X 7 days -limited walks -recommend aggressive workup for dermatitis after placement including repeat skin scrape, skin cytology for possible secondary fungal infections, CBC/chem/T4 +/- diet trial and allergy testing SURGERY:permanent waiver due to heart murmur
Presented with severe, diffuse dermatitis and LH lameness; started on rimadyl, simplicef and given a dose of Simparica in the event of secondary demodex (skin scrape negative); behavior staff reports that lameness significantly improved after nail trim S/O -BAR/QAR, behavior appears improved from intake; approaches with relaxed body, tenses a little when handling by unfamiliar people but warms up quickly -no nasal discharge, sneezing or coughing -LH lameness appears resolved -dermatitis along abdomen appears significantly less erythematous/inflamed today! -dorsal pruritus improved but still significantly pruritic along abdomen and uses hind paws to scratch at flank/abdomen -erythema, dermatitis along distal limbs improving A 1. Severe dermatitis, suspect allergy related with secondary bacterial and/or yeast infection 2. LH lameness, appears resolved, r/o mild stifle injury vs secondary to overgrown nails P -benadryl 75 mg PO BID x 5 days -julia from behavior bathed this morning with maleseb and he seemed much more comfortable
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
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