MARSHMALLOW – 16864
Gone - 1-2-2018 Manhattan
MARSHMALLOW – 16864
Location: Manhattan; Intake Date: 12/24/17; Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green; Sex: Male; Age: 10 years; Weight: 23 lbs
Zip Code: 10469
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: approx 10 years; Microchip noted on Intake? neg ; History :stray dog found in finder’s driveway, noted to have difficulty walking; good appetite ; Subjective:QAR; Observed Behavior -docile, allows all handling, good appetite; Objective ; BCS 6/9; EENT: OU: mature cataracts; AU: mild lichenification along pinna and canals; no nasal discharge or sneezing; Oral Exam:mm pk, tacky; CRT <2 sec; moderate to severe tartar and staining; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: eupnic, grade III L systolic heart murmur; ABD: tense but non painful, no palpable abnormalities; had soft/normal bowel movement after exam; U/G: male intact, 2 scrotal testicles; MSI: ; -overgrown hair coat, mild matting along paws; -multiple sebaceous gland cysts; -small, soft SQ lump adjacent to prepuce, suspected lipoma; CNS: -mentation appropriate, possible mild L sided head tilt; -ambulatory tetraparesis, occasionally falls over, stiff/stilted gait; -CP delayed on all limbs; -moderate discomfort on palpation of TL/LS spine; -severe discomfort on palpation of cervical spine, resistant to turn head to L side; Rectal: mild hypertrophy of rectum ; Assessment; 1. Tetraparetic-suspect cervical IVDD, r/o inflammatory disease vs neoplasia; 2. Heart murmur, mild; r/o valvular disease vs other; 3. Cataracts; 4. Multiple sebaceous gland cysts; 5. Suspected lipoma adjacent to prepuce; Prognosis:fair, suspect ataxia is due to herniated cervical disk; Plan:; -gave 0.5 ml hydromorphone IM, continue 0.25 ml SQ BID x 2 days; -gabapentin 100 mg PO BID x 10 days, start tomorrow; -BG 120, recommend CBC/chemistry; -gave dexamethasone 4 mg/ml: 0.2 ml IM, if improving, recommend short, tapering course of prednisone for suspected IVDD; -consider MRI after placement if signs are not improving; if doing well, then recommend activity restriction and crate rest for 4-6 weeks then gradual return to function; would likely benefit from cold laser +/- acupuncture along cervical and TL spine; -recommend chest xrays and blood pressure monitoring ; -recommend dental cleaning SURGERY:permanent waiver due to age
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Intake Behavior Notes:
Marshmallow had a relaxed body. He was receptive to handling and allowed to be picked up and held. He ate half a can of wet dog food. He was unable to walk but allowed the admissions counselor to transport him by carrying him.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Gone Dogs 2018-01