SHAGGY – 11847
Safe - 11-15-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Shaggy. My animal id is #11847. I am a male black dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 05-Nov-2017, with the surrender reason stated as animal behaviour – aggressive towards people.
Shaggy is a geriatric gentleman with severe dental disease, ear infections, diarrhea as well as difficulty in urinating. He will require a home that can manage his medical needs. Shaggy should go to an experience dog owner who will allow him to acclimate to his surroundings at his own pace, as he can be fearful in new situations.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 13.3 lbs
BARH scan pos#473E3C6D2B male intact tense, nervous 10 yrs reported geriatric heavy tartar cloudy eyes clean EN clean coat BCS 5/9 NOSF
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 10y Microchip noted on Intake? y History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior -wary, but allows exam Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen -n Objective T = P =80 R =wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: ou sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: heavy tartar, halitosis PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male x 2 MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: dental disease Prognosis:good Plan:recc dental and neuter in future SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Hx: Reported as having diarrhea +/- suspected stranguria a few times in last few days. S: Alert, energetic on exam table O: BAR-H, MMs pink EENT: Severe tartar – more tartar than teeth!! AU moderate erythema and yellow discharge. Clean eyes and nose. PLNs: Not significantly enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Tense, firm. Not distended. Not painful on palpation. M/S/I: Amb x4. UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical. Neuro: Alert and appropriate, no sign neurological deficiencies CBC/chem done just now and available for review: Monocytosis (1.87 k/ul) but normal WBC count (13.65 k/ul) BUN slightly elevated at 29 mg/dl, creat normal 0.8 mg/dl. Globs 5.0 g/dl. Alk phos 17. A: 1. Diarrhea, loose black stool – R/O GI parasites, enteritis, early CIRDC, food sensitivity, other 2. Reported stranguria – R/O enlarged prostate, vs. mis-interpretation of tenesmus due to diarrhea or enlarged prostate 3. Otitis externa 4. Severe dental disease 5. Monocytosis – secondary to dental disease vs. spurious Short-term prognosis: Fair P: 1. Clean ears and instill Osurnia, repeat in 1 week 2. Metronidazole 1 ml PO BID x5 days 3. Repeat deworming 4. Fortiflora daily x7 days 5. Monitor for tenesmus vs. stranguria – if not resolving, perform digital rectal exam 6. Recommend dental cleaning ASAP 1088
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Little Shaggy is at his door, all ready for me to scoop him up and go for a stroll. He is a good walker and does his business as soon as we hit the street (we were told that he is house rated). Shaggy was surrendered into our care because the owner claims that he had become unfriendly to men and male dogs. Pets can be different in a shelter environment, but we did not observe this behavior at the care center. Shaggy is quite mellow, easy going, a good lap dog and likes petting as well as treats that he does not snatch from off my hand. He had a big smile for a couple who came to say hello and even gave a little dance on his hinds. Of course, prior owner’s comments have always to be taken into consideration and for now, a single pet household with older children is recommended. In the right hands, Shaggy will make a nice and loving little companion. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
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