TOBY – 31099
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TOBY – 31099
Care Center Location: Manhattan, ZIP Code From: 10469, Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: -, Age: 8 years, Sex: Male
Weight: – lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 8yo; Microchip noted on Intake? yes; Microchip Number (If Applicable): 985113001783446; History : o/s. O states the p has anemia and a hernia. Med staff noted p was straining to defecate. Subjective: BAR. Muzzled just in case. Nervous and aware but well behaved during PE. Anal area is painful and sensitive, p started growling when that area examined and treated. Observed Behavior – Objective ; T =; P = wnl; R = wnl; BCS 3/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: moderate dental disease and calculus; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, mm pink, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MI, 2 testicles; MSI: Underweight. Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, fair hair coat with some matting. Hypotrichosis along mid dorsum with mild scaling. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Bilateral perineal hernias. Perianal area is inflamed, raw, erythematous, with mild bleeding and dried feces. Area is painful and p would not allow rectal exam or adequate palpation of the hernias. The hernias palpated soft, and the pain seemed to be from the anal rash and not the hernias. Assessment: Bilateral perineal hernias; Anal/perianal rash; Underweight; Dorsal hypotrichosis; Dental disease; Intact male; Hair coat matting; Prognosis: Fair. Depends if surgical correction of the perineal hernias is possible, and if any bladder entrapment or strangulated intestines develop. Plan: – cbc/chem – clipped and cleaned perianal area – LRS 100 mL SQ – rimadyl 10mg SQ once – rimadyl 12.5mg PO BID x 3 days, start tomorrow – convenia 0.45 mL SQ once – apply vitamin A/D cream (Desitin) to anal area BID x 7 days – miralax 1/4 teaspoon in food BID x 5 days. Can adjust dose in order to maintain a soft but formed stool. – vet check 6/16 — check general comfort, hernias, anal rash, urinating normally, any tenesmus, and any diarrhea from the miralax; – notified NH to seek immediate placement and surgical repair of the perineal hernias; SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to illness
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Date of Intake; 13-Jun-2018
Basic Information: Toby is a 8 year old male, small mixed breed. Toby was given as a gift to the family 8 years ago, the family had him for all 8 years ago. Toby was last seen by a vet 6 months ago, and he has medical concerns, which are Anemia and a hernia. He is in our care because a family member developed severe allergies to him and had to be hospitilized
Previously lived with: 2 adults 1 child
How is this dog around strangers? Toby is friendly and out going and will allow strangers to greet and pet him.
How is this dog around children? Toby has lived with a 5 year old child. Who he was very playful with, he played in a gentle manner and when the child got tired of playing he would respect that and just sit by the child.
How is this dog around other dogs? Toby has not spent time or lived with other dogs so this behavior is unknown.
How is this dog around cats? Toby has not spent time or lived with cats so this behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding: Toby will have the tendency to growl if someone touches his things. He will not attempt to snap or bite and would just growl.
Bite history: Toby has never attempted to bite or scratch any one in the household.
Energy level/descriptors: high
Other Notes: Toby is friendly when asked to get off of furniture, he will usually get down when he is told to. Toby allows to be held and restrained. If he is disturbed while sleeping he would investigate and go back to sleep.He is afraid of baths but allows them and has only had his coat and nails trimmed by a groomer who said that he was nervous but allowed handling(previous owner stated this). If a stranger approaches the home he will bark until stranger leaves. If a stranger approaches you or a family member he will greet them and allow them to pet him.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes; Client stated that Toby had a hernia and was anemic. Client also stated that when she took him to the vet 6 months ago they said that they wouldn’t be able to operate on Toby as his blood cell count was to low.
Toby has bald spot on back
For a New Family to Know: Toby is a friendly, affectionate and playful guy. He is confident but at the same time nervous. He has a high activity level and loves to play with you but doesn’t like toys. He was kept indoors and usually slept in the kitchen. He was a dry diet of pedigree. He is not house broken or wee wee pad trained and uses the bathroom daily in the home. When left alone he is well behaved, besides not being house or wee wee pad trained. He knows the commands come and stay and for exercise he went for slow walks on the leash, on the leash he tends to be a puller as he wants to explore, he has never been walked off leash.
Behavior Notes: Toby allowed counselor to approach him he displayed a soft body, he sniffed microchip scanner and allowed counselor to scan him. He allowed counselor to leash him and take off his collar, he needed a little coaxing with food to walk to the kennels, but allowed counselor to pick him up and place him in the kennel.
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