REMUS – A1112377
Urgent - Manhattan
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REMUS – A1112377
MALE, WHITE / GRAY, PIT BULL MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/18/2017, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 05/21/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 3-5 years based on overall appearance Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg – placed MC 981020019669276 during exam History : Stray, no hx given Subjective: Calm, looks around, relaxed body, allows all handling with minimal restraint needed Evidence of Cruelty seen – Emaciation BCS 1-2/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Mild tartar, some fur stuck under gingiva PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Tucked up, soft, non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S MSI: Emaciated, decreased muscle mass everywhere. Seems stiff when walking, especially in hind legs – mild crepitus in right stifle but good ROM in both hips and knees. Decreased extension in right shoulder, pt turned head and touched my face with his muzzle when I extended his right front leg (likely sign of pain or discomfort). Symmetrical joint sizes of elbows and stifles. Fur on hind legs and lower front legs is yellow with urine, and generally dirty. Skin on the pads of the hind feet is separating and peeling off – dry, no discharge. CNS: Mentation appropriate. Conscious proprioception in hind legs (knuckling) is normal. Unconscious proprioception (hopping of right front and hind together, and left front and hind together) – reluctance to hop on hind legs but no collapsing or falling over when hop is finally performed – so no indication weakness or UP deficit. Assessment 1. Emaciated – R/O malnourishment vs. underlying undiagnosed disease? 2. Stiff legs, crepitus R stifle, decreased extension R shoulder – R/O arthritis vs. ? 3. Peeling pads on hind feet – R/O (trauma) dragging or shuffling feet when walking vs. derm issue Plan 1. Recommend weight gain of 10-30 lbs 2. CBC/chemistry, consider Rimadyl for pain if this is clear 3. Rec rads of stifles, hips and shoulders – scheduled for 5/20 Prognosis: Fair-good SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to emaciation. 1088
A Volunteer writes: “He’s a dream”, said one volunteer. “He’s amazing”, said another. But, don’t take our word for it, come meet him and you’ll agree. His whirlybird tail signals his happiness at making new friends, he snuggles in close for kisses content to be hugged and cuddled which was a good thing as we could have done that all day! Remus seems to be housetrained, is so good on leash you could walk him just using your pinky (but not recommended), and while he’s way too skinny sniffed and rejected all my treat offerings. As a small dog from the playgroup of smalls in an adjoining pen decided to enter our pen, Remus just watched as this little fluffy tyke walked in. No reaction whatsoever, other than a look as if to say, ‘who are you’? He’s so gentle, so easy, so snuggly, you’ll want to promise him the world. But, all you really need to promise is plentiful food, a soft bed, nice and easy walks and a lifetime of love. Meet him and see what a really easy friend he’ll be.
Another Volunteer writes : Remus is like Keanu Reeves in the glory of his adolescent fame. Equally embodying gorgeousness and goofiness. But Remus’ heart is entirely his own, and it reminds us of an angels’ rather than a Hollywood star. Here’s this dog, so skinny you can see every rib, but he just wants to hang out, smiling his big adorable smile at how groovy the world is–no need to worry about treats as long as there is affection in sight. Remus is one of those special, special dogs who makes his way into your heart and stays there. I am deeply sad I couldn’t just walk him out of the shelter and into my home so I could begin a life with him in it immediately. Lucky, lucky you that you can. Lucky, lucky him!
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