SUSIE – A1079861
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SUSIE – A1079861
**SAFER: NH ONLY**
FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, SHIH TZU MIX, 10 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 07/03/2016, From NY 11207, DueOut Date 07/07/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative QAR – mild to moderate dehydration. F~ 10 years Ears, nose, throat clear Teeth – dental disease – heavy wear and tarter, missing teeth, halitosis. Eyes – cloudy – right eye yellow discharge consisitent with KCS. **Extensive ulcerated mammary tumors. Appear non-painful. VC requested Coat – mild alopecia throughout. Nails very long – just short of growing into paw pads. Animal protested wildly – will need sedation to trim. No flea dirt or parasites noted Ambx4 NOSF
QAR. Unsure app, v/d/s/c Very thin, bcs 2/9 – prominent ribs, bony prominences Left mammary chain affected with large mammary gland tumor – spreads from 2nd to caudal mammae. Approx 2″ wide at cranial portion and extends to 4″ wide at caudal portion – extends into caudal left chain. Irregular, firm with purple, hairless outgrowths from main mass. Areas of ulceration at caudal portion with yellow exudate. Appears infected, painful. Blueberry sized MGTs at right 2nd and 3rd MG (firm) Unkempt coat with areas of matting – worse at vulvar region Nails overgrown x4 Moderate dental disease – tartar accumulation at cheek teeth, moderate gingivitis throughout Ocular abnormalities: Excess mucoid debris OD with clouded cornea. OS has lenticular opacity (no fundic performed – r/o LS vs cataracts) and some corneal opacity at dorsomedial portion. Grade IV/VI left apical systolic heart murmur. NSR. PSS. Lungs clear bilat Amb x 4, AA
A: ~10 yo FI Shih tzu
- Large, ulcerated and infected mammary gland tumors
- Heart murmur
- Thin, underweight
- Dental disease
- Ocular abnormalities – suspect KCS +/- chronic corneal irritation, cataracts etc
- Unkempt matted coat
Amoxi/clav (45.7 mg/ml) 1.7 ml PO BID x 10 d
Buprenex 0.36 ml PO BID x 3 days
Poor prognosis given severity of mammary tumors. Reco removal (likely need surgical consult first, may be difficult to resect) and onco work up (chest xray, cbc/chem). Reco cardio consult prior to anesthesia given loud heart murmur – may not be ideal anesthetic candidate. Reco optho work up, STT. Reco grooming/nail trim
Consider humane euthanasia if no placement/rescue willing to take on extensive medical problems.
Susie is a 10 year old Shih Tzu that was found as a stray. The finder kept Susie in her home for a week. While in the home Susie spent time with a American Pit Bull Terrier that was very playful. Susie ignore the dog and did not play with him but remianed friendly( did not snap or growl) towards him. Susie also spent time with 2 adults and 5 children that ranged in ages from 6 months to 16 years old. Susie was friednly with all the children and gentle during play. She mostly followed people around the home. She did not growl or show any concerns when eating food. She would become very excited to eat and allowed the adults and children near when she ate. Susie greeted people that visited the home in a friendly manner. Susise appears to be housetrained because when the finder walked her outside, she would use the bathroom. She did not pull on the leash and walked next to the finder.
Due to Susie’s significant medical condition, we do not feel that a full behavior evaluation (including a SAFER assessment) is appropriate at this point. Susie has been easy to handle during her medical examinations and interacted appropriately toward other dogs in playgroup.
Since we are unable to perform a full behavior evaluation and we do not have a profile of her behavior in her previous home, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can address her medical concerns and then re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment.
With her finder for one week, Susie was reported to have interacted with a playful pit bull mix, with whom she did not play but was friendly toward. Susie also interacted with two adults and five children (aged 6 months to 16 years), with whom she was gentle. Please see the profile for additional behavior observations in the finder’s home.
According to Susie’s finder, Susie is friendly and got along with her other dog who was bigger than Susie.
7/6: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Susie greets appropriately and wanders in the pen in a group of male and female dogs.
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