RUBY – A1101932
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RUBY – A1101932
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 7 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/21/2017, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 01/24/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative.Very hyperactive but tolerate handling. No signs of aggression. Female, 7 years old. Moderate tartar and gingivitis. Big mammary mass on lt cuadal mammary gland checked by vet. No fleas and ticks.Eays little coudy. Ears dry and inflammed- otitis- cleaned. Amb x 4
01/22 : Intake/vet check. Previous owner attempted to abandon on street. Brought in by GS. History unknown.
BARH – very friendly/wiggly but allows full handling. EENT: LS OU; Moderate staining and wearing of all teeth. Ears hyperemic with moderate brown crusting/debris within canals with yeast-like smell. NND. PLN palpable but not enlarged. Overgrown nails. H/L auscult WNL, excessive panting. Abd tense, no deep palpation. Very large pedunculated firm, irregular mass assoc with 4th right caudal mammary chain; approx 5-6″ long. Not attached to body wall, not ulcerated/painful/warm. 1-2″ diam firm adhered mass assoc with L 3rd MG. No vulvar discharge. Diffusely flakey coat.
A: 6-7 yo F Pitbull
- MGTs at left and right chains – r/o benign adenoma vs malignant
- Otitis externa AU
- Poor coat, overgrown nails
- Mild dental disease
Plan: Reco mastectomy/lumpectomy of both MGTs w/ spay – submit histopath to diagnose. Clean ears. Begin otibiotic AU BID x 5 days; recheck. Reco bathe + nail trim. Prognosis open pending diagnosis of MGT (in dogs, 50% are benign, 50% are malignant). Concerned for complications of large, pedunculated mass at BACC if left untreated (drags on ground when she sits, likely to become ulcerated/uncomfortable). Ideally, consider pre-op cbc/chem; 3 view CXR; PLN FNA
A volunteer writes: Have you met Ruby, the sweetest, snack-sized, snortiest pittie in Brooklyn? You haven’t? Well let me introduce you! This little low-rider is an absolute delight. When she walks, she snorts. When she wants petting, she snorts. When she needs to see what kind of treats you have, she snorts. When she doesn’t like said treats…she turns away and snorts! Well, you get the idea—she’s like the canine version of a micro pig! Ruby isn’t shy about asking for what she wants. She let me know she needed to go out, and she is very housetrained so she was eager to do her business right away. Ruby has a large mammary mass on her belly that will need follow up vet care. But nothing seems to get her down and she happily smiles and snorts and explores her way around the block. When we take a break, she enthusiastically attempts to climb onto the bench next to me, but I have to give her a little boost because her legs just aren’t long enough to hoist herself up. She snorts in thanks and gives me a shy little kiss. I’d like to take a page out of Ruby’s book and be able to just snort in pleasure, dislike, joy or otherwise but I’ll have to vicariously live through her! If you think a snorty little pocket pit sounds like what you’ve been missing, ask to meet Ruby today!
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