SWIPPER – A1107337
Safe - 5-14-2017 Brooklyn
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SWIPPER – A1107337
MALE, RED / WHITE, ALASKAN HUSKY MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/06/2017, From NY 10455, DueOut Date 05/06/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Estimated age: 7 yrs. Microchip noted on Intake? no Owner surrender – per owner’s son, patient has had issues with paw/distal limb wounds for a while. Was given some apparently topical blue liquid medication by vet, but did not help. BAR on presentation Allowed most of exam and seemed to seek attention however, easily became anxious and vocalizes, walks around/away from examiner. Attempted to bite and growled when inner back legs were touched. Evidence of Trauma seen – Yes – on dorsal surfaces of front paws and back left paw. T = Not performed P = PSS R = panting BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Mild dental calculus PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted. Dorsal front paws with moist excoriations in different stages of healing. On the right front paw, the excoriation overlies the 4th metacarpal/digital area. On the left front paw, there is a large round moist excoriation just distal to the carpus. Just above the carpus and slightly distal the the wound are areas of scarred, alopecic tissues. The left hind metacarpal region also has a large linear excoriation with patches of alopecia as well. Patient did not allow touching of the paws. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment: 7 yo MI Alaskan Husky with: Excoriations/wounds on paws – r/o acral lick granulomas vs. pressure sores vs. other soft tissue injury vs. neurologic vs. other infectious. Plan: Start 7 day course of Clavamox – 375 mg PO BID x 7 days Start 7 day course of Gentacin – 2-4 pumps on each paw BID x 7 days Run CBC/Chemistry as pre-op screening and to approve NSAIDs- then start Rimadyl at 50 mg PO BID x 5 days Schedule for surgery for neuter as well as to clip/clean paws as soon as possible. Prognosis: Fair to Good SURGERY: Okay for surgery (see bloodwork below) CBC abnormalities: MCV = 58.5 fL (Ref = 61.6-73.5) Chemistry abnormalities: AMYL = 476 U/L (Ref = 5090-1500) GLOB = 7.1 g/dL (Ref = 2.5 – 4.5) TP = 10.0 g/dL (Ref = 5.2 – 8.2)
PROFILE: 05/06/17 10:27
Swipper A1107337 is a 7yr old male red & white Alaskan Husky mix that was bought as a puppy & given to the owner from the previous owner 3yrs ago and is being surrendered due to a family member in the home being ill. Swipper was last seen by a vet a few months ago and currently has sores on his paws and an unkempt coat.
Around strangers Swipper is very friendly/outgoing. He hasn’t lived with other animals but spent time with children ages ranging from 4-12yrs and was gentle, exuberant, respectful and playful with them & the adults in the home. The owner stated Swipper hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal.
During storms/fireworks Swipper will not react and/or bark. He isn’t bothered by the following: having his food/food bowl, toys/treats touched/moved. Swipper will struggle to get away during baths (he hasn’t been bathed/brushed in a while). He hasn’t had his nails trimmed or been disturbed while sleeping/resting. If someone approaches the home/family member Swipper will bark & or jump on them to greet them & play.
For A New Family to Know:
Swipper is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, & excitable (at times) but also mellow with a medium activity level. The owner likes how friendly/smart he is. Swipper enjoys playing with ball, squeaky, rope toys and games of fetch & tug. He’s mostly an indoor only dog who sleeps on a dog bed or the floow & used to be walked 2x a day (but it’s been a while). Swipper is semi housebroken and will “go” inside a dog crate. He’s well behaved when left home alone, eats dry Pedigree or Alpo dog food 2x a day and his known command is “sit” (that he doesn’t always listen to).
Swipper had a loose body & allowed all handling. He allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of (Swipper became super excited when he heard the squeaky toy). Swipper was then walked (he stayed by my side) to his kennel where he was slightly lifted into it as he was initially hesitant to enter.
Swipper’s previous guardian reported that he has not been around other dogs in the past.
5/8: When off leash at the Care Center, Swipper briefly greets the female helper dog but most paces anxiously around the pen avoiding any further interaction with her.
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