JARVIS – 23047
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JARVIS – 23047
**Mandibular Mass – Needs Further Assessment**
Intake Date: 3/16/18 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Male Age: 3 years
Weight: 64.5 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 3yrs Microchip noted on Intake? no Microchip Number (If Applicable): History: O/S – brought by field Subjective: Dog is BARH, reverse sneezing Observed Behavior – exuberant, immediately social, curious but able to focus back on people, moving around for exam but allows all handling with minimal restraint
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = NA P = wnl R = wnl BCS 4-5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, serous nasal discharge, reverse sneezing Oral Exam: Healthy adult dentition; Grade 0-1/4 dental dz PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact, both testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment: Reverse sneeze, otherwise Apparently Healthy Prognosis: Good-Excellent Plan: Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
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Basic Information: Owner explained that she has had Jarvis and his brother Jerry since they were approximately 2 months old. They have lived together but she is unsure how they would be around other dogs.
How is this dog around strangers? good
How is this dog around children? should be monitored around small children
How is this dog around other dogs? not certain
How is this dog around cats? not good
Resource guarding: no issues
Bite history: none
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Behavior Notes: Friendly dog but could use more socializing.
My medical notes are…
18-Mar-2018 Vet Notes: Progress exam. History: O/S 3/17. Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Resting in cage during cage exam but reported by behavior to be very anxious, barking incessantly, and not doing well in playgroup. Behavior recommended trazodone. Objective : EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge noted H/L: normal RR/RE, eupneic
U/G: male intact, both testicles descended, mild scrotal dermatitis MSI: Ambulatory x 4, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Mass, caudal mandible. DDx: Bone neoplasia, Trauma, Osteomyelitis, Mandibular periostitis ossificans, CMO, Open Prognosis: Fair to poor Plan:
Will have skull and chest rads today Start trazodone 100mg PO BID x7d until 3/25, to be monitored by medical and behavior daily
20-Mar-2018 Radiograph Review Vet Notes: Recheck, check skull/thoracic radiographs. S/O: BAR. Active, attention seeking EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation ABD: Soft, non tender INTEG: Full coat, small superficial abrasion at ventral left mandible MS: Ambulatory x 4, symmetrical firm bony prominences at ventral R/L middle mandible UG: Male
A: R/O craniomandibular osteopathy vs other – does not appear to be interfering with normal life functions at this time
P: No treatment indicated. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Good short term prognosis, fair long term prognosis depending on disease progression
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 20-Mar-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently pulls back and whimpers.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently pulls back and whimpers.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Jarvis was friendly, and playful during the handing assessment. He was social and displayed a medium energy.
PLAY GROUP :
Jarvis was brought into the Care Centers with one other resident dog but limited information was provided, so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown.
3/17: A gate greet was conducted before an attempt was made to collar Jarvis, due to his fearfulness. Jarvis displayed a stiff posture and began to low growl when the novel female dog was near. Due Jarvis behavior as well as the mass on his mandible, he was not muzzle for an off leash introduction.
Date of intake: 16-Mar-2018
Date of initial: 16-Mar-2018
Summary: Shy and timid though warms up quickly
ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner describes Jarvis as a shy, timid dog. Jarvis is a young, enthusiastic, social dog, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5), No cats
Owner noted-Jarvis should be monitored around children, but gave no further details. Out of an abundance of caution the behavior department recommends, no young children until in-depth details of Jarvisâ€™s behavior/concerns around children are determined.
Potential challenges: House soiling
Potential challenges comments:
Jarvis appears not to have been housetrained in the past. He will need guidance and consistency to learn to eliminate outside. We recommend crate training (the crate must be made positive and never used as a punishment), frequent walks, rewards for eliminating outside (treats, toys, games), consistent feeding schedule, and careful monitoring when inside. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse.
Cats:Jarvis may pose a potential safety risk for cats. He must not go to a home with resident cats or where he may come into contact with cats.
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