NUGGET – 17232
Safe - 1-3-2018 Manhattan
NUGGET – 17232
Care Center Location: Manhattan, ZIP Code From: 10469, Intake Date: 12/29/17
Intake Type: Stray, Medical Behavior: Blue, Age: 17 years, Sex: Neutered. Weight: 10 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: geriatric MC small breed dog; Microchip noted on Intake? neg on intake ; History : stray ; subjective: hesitant with handling/likely secondary to blindness allows handling but gets agitated initially with handling. ate all of wet food in kennel, did not eat the dry; muzzled for treatments (see treatments done in plan); T = 100.9; P = 110; R = 8; BCS : 4/9; EENT: Opacity OU with no menace, unable to assess PLR due to opacity. normal color to sclera, no ocular discharge. Bilateral heavy waxy debris au. AS scared and wrinkled. no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: unable to assess d/t tempermant; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: Grade III/VI heart murmur.Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Male castrated; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. long nails on all digits; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: grossly normal; Assessment: Geriatric MC small breed dog; 1. blind r/o cataracts vs other; 2. heart murmur; 3. AS scared/wrinkled r/o hx of mites vs other; 4. long nails; 5. presumptive arthritis; 6. debris AU r/o otitis externa vs other; Prognosis: poor to good; Plan: 1. cleaned ears and applied osurnia AU, 2. nail trim, 3. full bloodwork and urinalysis, 4. can move out of medical, 5. recheck exam in 7 days and apply second dose of osurnia, 6. rec joint supplements, 7. rabies administered
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Nugget is a 17 year old male tan and white small mixed breed dog. Nugget lived with previous owner for about 17 years and was surrendered because his owners died and there was no one that could continue caring for him. Nugget is blind and may have some medical issues but has no injuries.
Previously lived with: Nugget previously lived with 3 adults.
How is this dog around strangers? Nugget allows strangers to pet him and was described as being gentle with strangers.
How is this dog around children? Nugget has previously interacted with children and was described as being gentle and allowed children to pet him.
How is this dog around other dogs? Nugget previously interacted with a small mixed breed female dog. Nugget was described as being gentle and relaxed around the female dog.
How is this dog around cats? Nugget has not interacted with cats.
Resource guarding: Nugget is not bothered when his food or bowl is touched while he is eating. Nugget is also not bothered when a bone, treat, toy or object is taken away from him.
Bite history: Nugget has never bitten another animal or human.
Energy level/descriptors: Nugget has a low energy level
Nugget is not bothered when being held or restrained. Nugget enjoys being bathed but will pull away when his paws are touched.
Medical Notes: Nugget is blind and may have some medical issues.
For a New Family to Know
Nugget is an affectionate, mellow, and independent dog. Nugget tends to stay in bed all day and did not play with any toys. Nugget was kept as an indoors only dog and was free-fed dry food. Nugget is house trained and would go potty on newspaper. When left home alone, Nugget is well behaved.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Nugget allowed me to collar him and pet him. Nugget also allowed me to pick him up and place him into his kennel.
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