MAMAS – A1116445
Safe - 7-5-2017 Manhattan
My name is MAMAS. My Animal ID # is A1116445.
I am a female black and white labrador retr mix. The shelter thinks I am about 13 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/24/2017 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER SICK.
AT RISK MEMO
No At Risk Memo
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/29/2017 Exam Type VET STATEMENT – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 47.4 LBS.
hx of hematuria, started on Clavamos 6/24, CBC Chem & UA done 6/28 CBC Chem unremarkable UA: 4+ hematuria, trace protein in USG 1.044, free catch sample r/o UTI vs cystolithiasis vs urinary bladder neoplasia vs other recommend sedated abd rads or AUS PARAMETERS RESULTS REFERENCE RANGES RBC 7.89 M/ul 5.65-8.87 HCT 50.2 % 37.3-61.7 HGB 18.4 g/dl 13.1-20.5 MCV 63.6 fL 61.6-73.5 MCH 23.3 pg 21.2-25.9 MCHC 36.7 g/dl 32-37.9 RDW 16.6 % 13.6-21.7 %RETIC 0.5 % RETIC 42.6 K/uL 10-110 WBC 7.7 K/uL 5.05-16.76 %NEUT 71.9 % %LYM 17.8 % %MONO 4.9 % %EOS 4.8 % %BASO 0.6 % NEUT 5.53 2.95-11.64 LYM 1.37 1.05-5.10 MONO 0.38 0.16-1.12 EOS 0.37 0.06-1.23 BASO 0.05 0.00-0.10 PLT 367 148-484 MPV 9.9 8.7-13.2 PDW 12.1 9.1-19.4 PCT 0.36 0.14-0.46 Parameters Results Reference Ranges GLU 107 mg/dl 70-143 BUN 16 mg/dl 7-27 CREAT 1 mg/dl 0.5-1.8 BUN/Creat 16 PHOS 4.7 mg/dl 2.5-6.8 CA 9.6 mg/dl 7.9-12.0 TP 7.4 g/dl 5.2-8.2 ALB 3.3 g/dl 2.2-3.9 GLOB 4.1 g/dl 2.5-4.5 ALB/Glob 0.8 ALT 74 U/L 10-125 ALKP 41 U/L 23-212 GGT 0 U/L 0-11 TBILI 0.4 mg/dl 0.0-0.9 CHOL 267 mg/dl 110-320 Na 150 mmol/L 144-160 K 4.4 mmol/L 3.5-5.8 Na/K 34 Cl 113 mmol/L 109-122 Osm calc 299 mmol/kg tt4 1.3 1.0-4
06/25/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/25/17 15:32 Basic Information: Mamas is 13yr old Large Black dog who came in as a Owner surrender. She has been in the same home for all 13yrs of her life but unfortunately could not be kept due to personal problems. She last went to the vet 2 years ago. No record on any injuries or health problems. Socialization: Around strangers and children, Mamas is known to be very relaxed, respectful and playful at times. She can play gentle with both adults and children. She has been socialized with other dogs and cats and is very relaxed and repectful with them and also plays gentle with them as well. No records of ever bitting another animal or person. Behavior: Mamas will bark frequently when she hears loud noises or someone yelling, during fireworks she is unbothered and will be relaxed. Mamas enjoys getting bathed, being brushed and held. She isn’t bothered when she is disturbed while resting, having her food, treats or toys touched while she is eating, or when someone unfamiliar approaches her owner or her home and has never had her nails trimmened. For a New Family to Know: Mamas is described as friendly, affectionate, very mellow and somewhat confident. She has a low acticity level, loves to cuddle and play with her leash while she is being walked, will follow you around at home, doesn’t have a big interest in toys and has been kept indoors only. She enjoys sleeping in the kitchen, eats dry food and wet food Pedigree mixed 2x a day, never has accidents at home, is well behaved when she is left alone at home, has never been left alone in a yard, has never been crate trained, knows the command One which means sit for her and knows how to give paw, prefers to go on walks at least 2x a day, doesn’t pull on leash and off leash she will stay close by your side. Intake: Upon intake Mamas allowed all handling, being collared and having her picture taken.
06/30/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Mamas has been a family dog all her thirteen years of existence. She is known to be a mellow, well mannered, chill, friendly and affectionate gal, respectful of and gentle with children, strangers and dogs alike. I forgot something very important…Mamas would be fine with cats. Finding herself in a kennel and amidst people she never met, in a strange environment, must have come as a shock to an elderly who never was even crated and still has a sharp brain. Mamas can always be found resting on her bed, sometimes letting go a little rumble of wariness. Soft moves and words reassure her, and she comes forward to be leashed without problem. Mamas is a good walker and stairs climber. She does not chase birds and is civil to the dogs we near. She does her business as we go. Her favorite thing to do is to spend time in the yard. We have like a silent agreement. I sit on the bench and she settles next to me like she was my loyal and loving pooch. She enjoys caresses, her head in my lap, and after a while lazing on the green grass, Mamas is happy to welcome a few staff who come to visit us. She is all ready for petting and wags her tail. Moments like that are very dear and precious. A scared dog who finds her bearings, comfort and happiness. I really like Mamas and I am not the only one. She looks very austere in her den, but give her the chance to open up and she will appear to you as a very different dog, one who, despite her age and serious looks, will give you the love and loyalty we all want to see in a pet. If you, like me, love older dogs and know how to make them happy and comfortable while enjoying them, Mamas is the dog for you. Mamas is ready to start a new page in her life…with you. She is waiting at the Manhattan Care Center.
Another volunteer writes: Upfront in her kennel, tail wagging, Mamas is ready to make a new friend and head out for a walk. So sweet, so gentle and calm, we hang out in the yard for a while, Mamas exploring, coming when I call her and burying her head in my lap for some good scratches. What a doll! It’s clear she’s enjoyed a good family life, joining us only as per person is ill and can no longer take care of her. What a huge adjustment for any dog, let alone a 13yo. I’m not sure I would do as well as she’s doing in a new situation. We’re told she’s relaxed and gently playful with all, including other dogs and cats. I so enjoyed meeting this sweet girl who showed off great leash manners, her housetraining skills, and her ability to make a new friend quickly. Not only a new friend, but a snuggle buddy! Mamas is the perfect senior, calm, gentle, sweet, well behaved. beautifully cared for and ready to spend her retirement years in the comfort of a new home, a soft bed, easy walks, and lots of love. Someone is going to be so lucky, shouldn’t it be you?
06/27/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 6/24/17 Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for thirteen years) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Relaxed, respectful, and playful Behavior toward children: Relaxed, respectful, and playful Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed, respectful, and playful Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, respectful, and playful Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Mamas is described as friendly, affectionate, very mellow and somewhat confident with a low activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/27/17 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Dog is tense. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, body tene, mouth closed. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Mamas appeared a bit fearful during her assessment, tensing up a times. She was social with the assessor and allowed all handling. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: 6/26: Upon approach, Mamas is looking up at the handler with whale-eye. When hand is put to kennel for her to sniff, she stiffens, but does not escalate. When offered treats, she softens up. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Upon intake Mamas allowed all handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/24/17 During her initial medical exam, Mamas was growling. ENERGY LEVEL: Mamas’ previous owner described her as having a low level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No young children (under 5): Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Mamas may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. Older, gentle children should have an interaction prior to adoption. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Mamas has displayed fearful behavior in the care center, growling at people approaching her in her kennel at times and tensing up at other times. It is important to always go slow and give Mamas the option to walk away from any social interaction. Mamas should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Mamas’ choice to approach a new person or thing. Mamas would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
06/25/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
6/25: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Mamas is nervous and does not approach. 6/27-28: Mamas is a bit cautious, but allows brief approach. 6/29: Mamas continues to display this behavior.
06/24/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
06/24/17 18:25 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 13 years Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative History : Subjective: Observed Behavior – allowed exam at first, then started to growl and hard side stare – examine performed with muzzle Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective T = P = R = BCS 4/9 EENT: nuclear sclerosis OU, moderate brown waxy debris AU (cleaned ears on exam), no nasal discharge Oral Exam: Adult dentition, mild malocclusion (no causing any signidicant abnormalities), moderate dental tartar, mm’s pale pink PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: growling and tense tense on abdominal palpation – unable to get deep palpation U/G: female, suspect intact, hematuria on intake MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment ~13 year old female dog suspect intact geriatric hematuria – r/o UTI vs. bladder stone vs. neoplasia vs. hemolysis (pigmenturia) Plan Clavamox 375 mg tab: 1 tab PO BID x 10 days Recommend abdominal radiographs to check for bladder stones and chest rads due to advanced age Submit CBC/Chem/T4/UA + UCS (if possible) Vet check tomorrow to check progress since intake and check lab results (if able to send urine for culture at Idexx that would be ideal – if not possible then can do in-house labs) Prognosis: Fair SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to geriatric
06/26/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
06/26/17 16:25 Hx: surrendered 6/24, intake exam noted hematuria, owner contacted admissions indicating that they intend to re-untie/reclaim dog S/O: growling at kennel front no discharge nares or OU unable to perform more extensive exam or BW/rads cwct recheck in 4d if persistent hematuria, consider Rads
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