LUCY – A1031960
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LUCY – A1031960
**MUST LEAVE BY 6 PM NEUROLOGICAL ISSUES / RETURNED 05/24/16**
I am a spayed female, chocolate and tan Chihuahua – Smooth Coated mix. The shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 4 months old. I weigh 6 pounds. I was found in NY 10463. I have been at the shelter since May 24, 2016.
Scan neg BARH NOSF
S/O: QAR, not interactive or responsive but will stare and occasioanlly shake her head, torticolis to the left, when she stands she tries to circle to the left, recent bloodwork and x-rays were WNL, has not been eating or drinking in 3 days, mm’s pink, auscultation WNL, female spayed, mucoid ocular discharge, no CIRDC
A: neurologic disease – r/o GME/steroid responsive meningitis vs. inner ear infection vs. other
P: recommend NH placement with 6 pm deadline
needs MRI and CSF tap with a veterinary neurologist for diagnosis
sedation 0.05 cc ttdex IV; reversal with 0.05 cc antisedan
pulled blood for cbc chem spine, skull, abdminal x-rays overall nsf
A: CNS symptoms r/o intracranial v extracranial causes
P: pending labs
Dog had R eye with no menace and lateral strabismus, circling about 1mos ago
14 days of pred – eye back to normal today, front leg turning inward and scapula pulling lateral.
Heart auscultates with an arrthymia – sinus and slower at times
dog has lost weight, falls out of cage in room, at times stands in back of cage with nose in the corner, not head pressing at this time
A: Neuro signs – sedate for xrays today
Lucy is a spayed Chihuahua. She’s about 1 year and 4 months old. She originally came to ACC at 10 weeks old. Her first owner got her from a pet store and surrendered her because she was teething on household objects and they didn’t have time to train her. Lucy was adopted and her family had her for about 13 months. They had to surrender her due to her declining health. Lucy lies on her side with her head tilted over to the left and has become lethargic and lost weight.
Lucy is friendly/outgoing with new people. She lived with 7, 12, and 17 year old children and was relaxed, playful, and tolerant with them. She plays exuberantly with people. She was relaxed, playful, tolerant, and played exuberantly with dogs outside. She hasn’t bit anyone.
Lucy doesn’t mind storms. She doesn’t mind when someone takes her food/treat/toy, moves her off furniture, holds/restrains her, wakes her up, or bathes her. She had her nails trimmed by a vet. She’s friendly with strangers who approach her home/family.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Lucy’s family describes her as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, and high energy. She loves attention and tummy rubs. She follows her family and sits in their laps. She likes running around with the children and chewing on chew toys. She lived inside and slept on a dog bed. She ate wet Pedigree food and got chicken as a treat. She’s housetrained, doesn’t have accidents, and potties anywhere outside. She’s well-behaved while left alone. She went for slow walks and doesn’t pull on her leash.
Lucy had soft eyes while I pet her, picked her up, scanned her (-), collared her, and positioned her for pictures. She was lying on her side and seemed stiff/unable to move, but this seems to be a medical issue and not a component of her body language. She leaned in to sniff me.
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