MIA – 22907
Safe - 3-19-2018 Manhattan
MIA – 22907
Location: Manhattan, Intake Date: 3/15/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue, Sex: Female, Age: 12 years, Weight: 9.1 lbs, Original Location: 10031
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 9-12 years based on dentition and overall appearance; Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative; History : Surrendered with 1 other dog. Apparently had a health problem a year ago (a mass on the face or something like that) but it resolved. No other health hx available. Subjective: Alert, scrambles to get around; Observed Behavior – Allows handling. Objective ; BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9; EENT: Immature cataracts OU, no ocular discharge. Clean ears. No nasal discharge. Oral Exam: Moderate dental disease, some missing teeth, halitosis. PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Regular wheezy coughing – not a honking cough. Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Slightly tense, no masses palpated; U/G: Female, developed vulva. No mammary masses. No mammary or vulvar discharge.; MSI: Bilateral medial patellar luxation grade 3/4 – crepitus on the left and more difficulty in replacing the left patella than the right. Long nails. Skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. Fat is collected in the inguinal region but it does not feel like a mass.; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Normal externally; Assessment: 1. Coughing – R/O tracheal collapse vs. chronic bronchitis vs. other disease. No heart murmur – no sign of heart disease. 2. Patellar luxation 3. Dental disease 4. Cataracts; Prognosis: Fair; Plan: 1. CBC/chemistry; 2. Monitor coughing, recommend chest rads in the future; 3. Recommend daily tooth brushing and regular dental cleanings; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age; CBC: Normal Hct (44.3%) but elevated Hgb, MCV, MCH, MCHC, retic count. Chemistry: low creatinine (0.6 mg/dl), elevated GGT (10 U/L). ASSESSMENT: 1. Elevated Hgb and MCHC – R/O spurious vs. lipemia; 2. RBC morphology changes – R/O liver disease vs. renal disease vs. other; 3. Elevated GGT – R/O cholangiohepatitis vs. other; P: 1. Recommend chest rads and abd ultrasound
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Mia is a 12 year old unaltered female small mix breed. She was given as a gift 9 years ago. Mia is geriatric but owner stated she’s healthy. Owner surrender Amy due to new baby, financial and behavior issues with her daughter Amy 22907.
Previously lived with: 2 adults
How is this dog around strangers? Owner stated around strangers Mia barks and will become shy for a few minutes. However, she will become friendly and outgoing.
How is this dog around children? Mia has been around owner niece who is one years old. She will ignore. She doesn’t play with children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Mia is interested in other dogs. She will often sniff them. However in the home with Mia, Amy will sleep with her but they often fight over food such as growl at each other.
How is this dog around cats? Mia has lived with another cat but often kept her distance.
Resource guarding: Mia doesn’t resource guard her own food with humans only with Amy. She allows owner to touch her food while eating and take toys and treats away from her mouth.
Bite history: Mia has never bitten anyone owner stated.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Mia is afraid of being restrained but isn’t bothered after being held. Mia will if her nails are getting trim.She barks if unfamiliar people comes next to owner, in hallway, or knock on the door.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes: Owner stated she had a bump on her nose recently but went away.
For a New Family to Know:
Mia eats wet food called Pedigree but often won’t eat her food if owner is eating in front of her. She doesn’t go out for walks as much and is trained to use training pads indoors. If she do go on walks she will pull lightly on leash. Mia mostly understands Spanish. Mia has no interest in toys and but like to be on someone lap or arms. When home alone she is well behaved and never crated. Owner describe her as friendly, affectionate and anxious
Behavior Notes: Upon intake Mia was calm and relaxed. However, she will bark if her daughter Amy will bark. She allowed counselor to collar and pick her up. She scanned negative for a microchip.
CAME IN WITH: Amy 22908 (NOT AN URGENT DOG)
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