SPIKE – A1065535
Safe - 2-23-2016 Brooklyn
SPIKE – A1065535
MALE, WHITE / BLACK, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 15 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 02/19/2016, From NY 11237, DueOut Date 02/19/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-048194.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – struggles, will snap – muzzle used for exam M~ 15 years Eyes cloudy – possible cataract left eye Ears crusty – cleaned Teeth – Heavy tarter, receding gums, missing teeth, halitosis Nose, throat clear Coat dirty, dandruff – no flea dirt or parasites noted NOSF
S/O: GERIATRIC EXAM. BAR ON PRESENTATION; TOLERABLE FOR MOST OF EXAM ALTHOUGH VERY NERVOUS; LIMITED EXAM DUE TO TEMPERMENT; MM = PINK, MOIST; INTEG = SALIVARY STAINING AROUND MOUTH, AND ON ALL FOUR PAWS, TAIL TIP. EENT = CRUSTED DEBRIS WITHIN VERTICAL EAR CANAL, AU – CLEANED PRIOR TO EXAM; NS OU WITH WHAT APPEAR TO BE IMMATURE CATARACTS. GRADE 4/4 SEVERE PERIODONTAL DISEASE; H/L = GRADE II/VI HEART MURMUR AUSCULTED – LOUDEST ON THE LEFT, SYSTOLIC, CLEAR LUNG FIELDS BILATERALLY; ABDOMEN = TTTP; GU = MI, TESTICLES S+S; MS = BCS = 3-4/9; PATIENT IS STIFF AND CURLS UP WHEN PICKED UP – DID NOT ASSESS GAIT; CNS = A+A. A: GERIATRIC, SEVERE DENTAL DISEASE, HEART MURMUR, IMMATURE CATARACTS. PX: GOOD TO FAIR SHORT TERM; P: WILL START COURSE OF BUPRENEX – 0.18 ML SQ/IM BID X 5 DAYS; RECOMMEND PLACEMENT ASAP WITH FULL SENIOR WORK UP +/- DENTAL CARE
2/22: Spike is not eating dog food. Vet tech1086 reports she will eat baby food and minced Vienna sausages when offered. Vet 1172 confirmed one meal daily for three days from medical.
Spike is a white and black male fifteen year old chihuahua. He was surrendered by his owner due to personal problems. He is dscribed as independent, mellow, and fearful. He was with his owner for almost fifteen years.
Spike has lived with three adults and one older child. Around strangers Spike is described as fearful and will generally bark and retreat; he does not engage in play. Around children he is described as respectful towards the child in the home, but will bark at other children. He lived with another small breed dog and is described as relaxed and affectionate, owner stated they will engage in gentle play. Spike has not been around cats.
Spike will growl when his food is touched while eating but owner stated he will not stop or bite if they get closer. Spike will bark when bathed but allow bathing. When a stranger approaches his home Spike will bark and continue to bark once the visitor is in the home.
For a new family to know:
Spike is housetrained and is used to leashed walks twice a day. He will pull lightly while on leash. Owner stated due to his age he has been urinating more frequently in the home. His activity level is described as low, owner stated he likes to sleep and lounge around the home. When home he tends to stay in a favorite spot and has been kept only indoors. He eats wet and dry food Beneful brand and is free fed. His favorite treat is bacon strips.
Upon intake Spike was calm and had a loose body, he allowed all handling. Counselor was able to collar, scan (negative) and photograph.
CAME IN WITH: SOPHIE – A1065534 http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/sophie-a1065534/
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