TAZ – A1114717
Safe - 6-12-2017 Manhattan
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TAZ – A1114717
NEUTERED MALE, BL BRINDLE, AMER BULLDOG MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 06/08/2017, From NY 11360, DueOut Date 06/11/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 5 years Microchip noted on Intake? Yes. Surrendered by owner for hx allergies Subjective: BAR to QAR hydr wnl, easy to exam until tried to examine LH T = NE P = 172 R = panting BCS 6/9 EENT: AU malodorous from pinna AS ext ear canal mild infla AD- ext ear canal mildly inflamed with white fluid superficial to typanum on otoscope exam Eyes-pericocular dermatitis, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated, defecated stool that appears grossly normal. U/G: PU during exam clear yellow to clear, no obv heamturia MSI: Dog appears uncomfortable unable to lay down. Bilat hind limb lameness-wouldn’t allow mainipulation of lh, grossly both stifles appeared thickened stands with right femur turned out. periocular caudal t/f alopecia erythema r, rostral thorax and rostral 1/2 mandible large area of alopecia erythema, thickened skin, bilat front limbs severe mulificocal areas of alopecia. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment Chem/CBC nsf PU (r/o also PD) r/o rxn to medications, renal, endocrine, UTI, calculi other trying to mark and can’t lift leg Multifocal areas of alopecia and erythema r/o allergies +/- 2nd infection/infestation, Wgt bearing lameness r/o bilat cruciates +/- hips Plan: Cephalexin 500 mg 2 tab po bid x 10 days RDVM records pending Rec dx work up including bx Prognosis: fair to proor pending dx and response to tx.
A volunteer writes:
I was warned by a few volunteers…. “You will fall for this dog..” And I did , of course… Taz is no devil but a very gentle and friendly middle aged American BullDog , surrendered as his owner was not able to care for his skin issues anymore. We are told that he is really docile and very nice around strangers and …cats… Taz is quickly on his feet when he sees my leash. He is so sweet, looking at me with very welcoming and imploring eyes. He is a gentle giant and a slow walker doing his business in one stop. Taz’ attention perks up a little at the sight of other dogs but he continues his stroll without attempting to meet. Taz likes his time in the yard and I love to spend time with a calm dog….He listens, follows, sits on command and takes treats so nicely from my hand. He is so cute , spreading himself on the beautiful green grass. He is so majestic but quite less when he rolls his body , all silly, belly up for caresses….Taz is such a sweet and pleasant dog, in very much need of TLC, proper nutrition and veterinary care. He is so worth the effort to make him better as he is very much loyal best friend material…Well cared for and loved, Taz will be a masterpiece. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
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