DOLLAH – 22558
Safe - 4-6-2018 Manhattan
DOLLAH – 22558
Intake Date : 3/10/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 15 years Sex: Female
Weight: 49 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: reported to be 15 years but appears to be younger, around 10-12 years Microchip noted on Intake? Microchip Number (If Applicable): Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior -barks in cage when new people approach but very docile for exam and allows all handling; good appetite Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective : BCS 5.5/9 EENT: OU-immature cataracts, visual, AU-moderate thickening with chronic changes, lichenification, hyperpigmentation and yellow flaking debris that extends from pinna to canals, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pk, sl tacky; CRT <2 sec; moderate tartar/staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female intact, no obvious spay scar or tattoo MSI: Ambulatory x 4 with slightly stiff gait in hind limbs; mild dec hip extension but may be behavioral, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, slightly dull hair coat along dorsum; mild muscle wasting along spine CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: grossly normal Assessment : 1. Geriatric
2. Otitis externa, appears chronic/untreated 3. Cataracts, immature 4. Mild muscle wasting Prognosis: fair Plan: -recommend monitoring overall health while at MACC
-monitor for hind end lameness/stiff gait, may benefit from Tramadol or low dose gabapentin for suspected mild arthritis SURGERY: permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: I really can say that Dollah is 15 year ….young… What a life there is in this gal!! She might be gentle, well mannered, a great walker, a good sitter, a polite sampler of treats and a good listener but show her a friend, I mean , a peer and she will get all excited begging to meet and play….She runs, hops on her hinds, she is full of excitement…Her eyes(barely cloudy) are bright… She is begging for me to open the gate to the other pen where another pooch is waiting, also tail wagging for her…. You had your chance this morning, young lady… Tomorrow is another day. Dollah is no old bill but a shiny dollar, well cared for, spunky and beautifully dressed in a bright brindle coat. She is very friendly, sociable, enjoys caresses and has a good working brain. Yes, Dollah is waiting at the Manhattan Care Center, for you to start fresh… a new page in her life. Come and meet her very soon.
This senior gal is a total must-meet! The first time I met Dollah she immediately crawled into my lap and enjoyed some well-deserved snuggles. She is a friendly, mellowed out chick who knows what’s important in life – snuggles, treats, and naps. Although she is reported to be 15 years old, our DVMs believe she is closer to 10-12.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 11-Mar-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Dollah approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. She was calm and social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behavior.
PLAY GROUP :
3/11: When introduced off leash to the male helper dog, Dollah is initially reserved and keeps to self. When solicited with play, Dollah engages though becomes aroused when play intensifies, though is able to self-regulate this behavior. Future introductions should be conducted at a slow pace to tolerant dogs.
Date of initial: 11-Mar-2018
Summary: Dollah was social and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Dollah so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium-low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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