MILO – 20952
Safe - 2-19-2018 Brooklyn
MILO – 20952
14 years old, Male, Brown Small Mixed Breed, 4.2 lbs, Owner Surrender, 2/17/18
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 14yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? no History: O/S – Milo’s owner stated that the dog originally belonged to her elderly neighbor. The owner passed away a little over a month ago and the family was not willing to take the dog, so she did. She stated he has not been eating with her and yesterday began eating his feces. She cannot afford ongoing vet care and she has tried wet food, dry food and a paste. Subjective: Dog is BARH; Observed Behavior – Dog snapping in cage, needed towel to remove for exam. Snaps at tongue depressor, but not actively trying to bite. Muzzled as precaution. Allowed most handling, but did fight restraint at times. Objective ; T = NA;P = 120; R = 20; BCS 2/9; EENT: Eyes – NS, epiphora, and mild mucoid discharge OU; ears – crusting/scabbing outer pinna AU; serous nasal discharge; Oral Exam: Appears to have Grade 2-3/4 dental dz; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male, both testicles descended; paraphimosis (penis is pink and moist) MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, thin hair coat with dry flaky skin, alopecia and erythema of tail tip; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: not performed; Assessment: Geriatric underlying – borderline emaciated, moderate-severe dental dz, paraphimosis DDx: Inflammation, Neoplasia, Trauma; Prognosis: Fair; Plan: Recommend rescue placement. Dog reported to not to be eating, but ate canned food readily when offered. Keep in medical for monitoring. Schedule bloodwork and recheck for tomorrow (2/18/18). SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Milo has been in his most recent home for only a few weeks, profile is limited at this time. He is an older, small mixed breed male who was not neutered prior to coming into the shelter.
Previously lived with: Owner and one child
How is this dog around strangers? Milo is shy when first meeting new people but warms up after he adjusts.
How is this dog around children? Milo has lived with a young child in his previous home and was playful and relaxed around him.
How is this dog around other dogs? Unknown.
How is this dog around cats? Unknown.
Resource guarding: Milo has no resource guarding reported by owner.
Bite history: Milo has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: Low
Other Notes: Milo’s owner has not bathed or groomed him before.
Medical Notes: Milo has not been eating within the last few weeks and has been losing weight.
For a New Family to Know
Milo has been an indoor dog, has been eating wet food, and sleeps on his dog bed.
Milo was nervous during intake, keeping his tail tucked under his body but allowed for handling without growling.
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