MIDNIGHT – A1097928
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MIDNIGHT – A1097928
**NEEDS FOLLOW UP VET CARE**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / CANE CORSO, 7 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason DESTRUCTIV
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 11/26/2016, From NY 11207, DueOut Date 11/26/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned positive — 985112007395834 Neutered, ~7mths Tolerates handling and petting, no sign of aggression EENT – wnl Skin/coat — dry and flaky coat,with hair loss on both eyes Poor gait, unstable with the hind legs BARH
RE EXAM: 11/27/16: BARH. Friendly, allowed all handling. Play bites.; MM pk/moist. Clean young adult dentition, underbite; Skin diffusely dry, flakey and erythematous. Few pustules on ventrum + axillary/inguinal region.; Amb x4 but with abnormal gait – walks with crouched posture. Unable to completely extend hips bilaterally. Stifles thickened and held in valgus positioning bilaterally. No patellar laxity or cranial drawer appreciated (strong, tense musculature). No crepitus or obvious pain on orthopedic exam.; Abd snp/nmp
H/L auscult wnl.; A: 7 mo MN pitbull mix; Suspect congenital orthopedic malformation/disease vs nutritional vs injury/trauma vs other; Dermatitis; P:; Reco NH placement for full orthopedic evaluation – may have congenital abnormality.; Needs sedated orthopedic rads for assessment/diagnosis; Unsure of current impact on QOL/pain but may predispose to DJD in future.; Provide adquate nutrition, reco joint supplements (omegas etc); Rx Rimadyl 50 mg PO BID x 5 days; Rx Cephalexin 1000 mg PO BID x 14 days; Rx Benadryl 50 mg PO BID x 5 days; Recheck 3 days – response (if any) to rimadyl and monitor skin.
Midnight is a seven month old black and white American Pit bull mix. He was surrendered by his owner due to owner facing issues with a landlord due to Midnight‘s destructive behaviors. Owner stated Midnight will destroy items in the home. Midnight was a gift from a family member and was with his owner since he was a few weeks old.
Midnight has lived with two adults in his previous home. He is described as excited around strangers and will jump on them and bark excitedly for attention. Midnight has spent time with a four year old and child and is described as relaxed and playful. He will engage in exuberant play with the child and likes to lick. Midnight is mouthy when he plays especially when he is over excited and will nip. Midnight has not broken skin. Midnight has spent time with a female pit bull, his littermate and was described as very play, owner stated the dogs would engage in exuberant play as well. Midnight has not been around cats.
Midnight will destroy household items in the home, he chewed through his dog bed as well as sneakers, tiles and any paper left around. Owner when left alone he is anxious and will destroy the home, he was crated and will bark and whine until he is released. Midnight is not bothered when his food is touched while eating or when a treat or toy is taken away. Midnight tolerates baths and being brushed, he does not love it but will allow it. Midnight is walked twice a day, owner stated he does not poop outdoors and will only defecate indoors. He used a pee pad in the home. Midnight has a very high activity level and likes to play with stuffed toys and balls. He pulls very hard on leash. Midnight eats Pedigree brand dry food and is fed twice a day.
Upon intake Midnight was energetic and jumped on counselor. He was collared and scanned (negative), and receptive to treats.
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