OSCAR – 25815
Safe - 4-28-2018 Manhattan
OSCAR – 25815
Care Center Location: Manhattan; ZIP Code From: 10452; Intake Type: Owner
surrender; Medical Behavior: Blue ;Age: 11 years. Sex: Male; Weight: 11 lbs.
Vet Notes: 3:23 PM – [Spay/Neuter Waiver – Age]
It is the policy of ACC not to perform surgery on any animal over the age of 8-10 years due to the higher risks incurred in a shelter setting. The veterinarian is hereby issuing a permanent spay/neuter waiver, from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY due to the estimated age of this animal. ACC does recommend you consult with your veterinarian to determine if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
Vet Notes: 3:22 PM– DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Reported 11 years old – exam is consistent with this Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative on intakeHistory : Surrendered. For the last year, pt has been urinating in the house often. Pt is blind in right eye.Subjective: Alert, stands in one place and waits. Pt urinated on the floor prior to exam.Observed Behavior – Allows most handling but resists eye/ear exam Objective: BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9 EENT: OD slightly buphthalmic, injected episcleral vessels, patchy corneal opacity with pigment keratitis, large mature cataract. OS cataract. Difficult to evaluate eyes due to pt resisting. Ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Severe tartar, halitosis. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Soft, non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact. Left testicle is about 1.5x the size of right testicle. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: 1. 1-year hx urination inside house – R/O UTI vs. bladder stones vs. CKD vs. other. 2. Severe dental disease 3. Cataracts, concern for glaucoma OD 4. Testicular asymmetry – R/O neoplasia Prognosis: Poor Plan: 1. CBC/chemistry. 2. Urinalysis and abd rads. 3. Recommend tonometry, consider ocular medication as necessary. 4. Recommend dental cleaning. 5. Recommend neuter SURGERY:
Permanent waiver due to age.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake 21-Apr-2018
Basic Information: Oscar is approximately 11 years old. He is a male, small breed dog. He was found as a stray 4 years ago and client has had him since. Unfortunately, client surrendered due to him urinating inside the home. Oscar is blind in his right eye and was last at the vet a year ago for vaccines.
Previously lived with: 3 adults 1 child, 1 dog
How is this dog around strangers? Oscar is friendly and outgoing with strangers. He plays gently with adults.
How is this dog around children? Oscar lived with a 3 month child and he is relaxed, respectful and playful. He plays gently with children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Oscar lived with a small breed dog and they were respectful, playful. They played gently together.
How is this dog around cats? Oscar has never spent around cats. Behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding: Oscar is friendly when his food and toys are touched and taken from him. he may growl when treats are taken from him.
Bite history: Oscar has never bitten another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other Notes: Oscar will pee indoors and and is nervous and hides during thunder and lightening. He is friendly when held or restrained, disturbed while sleeping, getting a bath, being brushed, having paws touched, and when someone unfamiliar approaches owner. He will bark when someone unfamiliar comes to the door.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?Yes
Medical Notes; Oscar is blind in his right eye.
For a New Family to Know; Oscar is described a friendly, affectionate, playful. He has a medium activity level and client liked that Oscars tongue may stick out while sleeping. He will follow you around when you are home and enjoys playing with balls and stuffed toys. He liked to play fetch and tug. He sleeps anywhere and eats Nutro senior dry food. He loves Greenies, carrots and lettuce as treats. He is mostly house trained and has pee accidents daily in the home. He is well behaved when left alone and has never been crate trained. He knows how to come, down and sit in Spanish. He gets slow walks on leash for exercise and doesn’t pull while walked on leash.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Oscar allowed counselor to collar, take picture, pet, and pick up. He allowed all handling.
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