PRECIOUS – 16216
Safe - 12-19-2017 Brooklyn
PRECIOUS – 16216
Intake Date: 12/16/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 2 years Sex: Female
Weight: 57 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~2yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : HX HBC 3/2016, L femoral fracture repair – plated, needed revision surgery; owner reported that this morning dog started chewing ; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – Allows all handling, nervous, barks a lot in cage, tender at left hind – will cower when trying to examine; Evidence of Trauma seen – Yes; Objective ; P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: Teeth clean; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female, blood vaginal discharge; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, ~1cm wound at proximal incision site from previous surgery on LH limb, no discharge, necrotic edges, foul odor; multiple open comminuted fractures of digits 2-4 LH paw, bone, tendon, vessel exposure; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Wound, open wound/fractures of left hind paw (self inflicted injuries); Hx of left femoral fracture (HBC) repair and revision Sx; In heat; Plan: Sedated with dexdomitor/torb 0.69/0.52ml IV for radiographs and treatment (antisedan 0.26ml for reversal). Administered baytril 2.5ml IM, carprofen 2.3ML SQ. Flushed open wound/fracture with LRS and placed soft bandage, cleaned wound with nolvasan. Rec rimadyl 50mg PO q12 x 7 days, baytril 272mg PO q24 x 7 days, clavamox 375mg PO q12 x 10 days. Placed ecollar. Re-asses tomorrow for pain management, consider adding opioid. Rec LH limb amputation. Prognosis: Good with appropriate treatment/management; SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to severity of injuries/wound to LH paw
A Little Bit About Me…
Precious most likely needs a leg amputation due to complications from surgery after being hit by a car in 2016. She chewed off 3 of her toes this morning which is why she was surrendered, so we’d love to see her get the care she needs as soon as possible.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Precious is a two year old unaltered female large black and brown dog. She was surrendered by her owner due to her health and owner no longer being able to afford care. She was given to owner by a family friend when she was a few weeks old.
Previously lived with: 4 adults
How is this dog around strangers? Precious is relaxed around strangers, owner stated she will sniff them and slowly wag her tail.
How is this dog around children? Precious has spent time with children ages five, six and nine. Owner stated she would engage in exuberant play with the kids, run with them around the home. Owner stated she was tolerant of rough play when the children would pull her tail or pet her rough.
How is this dog around other dogs? Precious has only seen dogs in passing around the neighborhood. Owner stated she shows little interest.
How is this dog around cats? Precious has never been around cats
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: medium to high
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes: Precious was diagnosed with megaesophagus as a puppy. Precious has plating in her back left leg.
For a New Family to Know : Precious loves to play fetch and tug, she loves squeaky toys and tennis balls. Precious eats dry food Whole Earth Farms brand and is fed once a day, a large bowl. Precious loves beef jerky treats. Precious was crate trained and owner stated she will sleep in the crate.
Behavior Notes: Precious was not bothered when her food bowl was touched while eating. Owner stated although she did not love baths she would tolerate and allow handling. She is not bothered when her paws are touched. Limited handling was done at intake due to injury. She was scanned (negative), collared. Photo was not taken.
My medical notes are…
RE EXAM: S: P resting on cage, occasionally howls, nice when approached but occasionally growls; O: EENT: Clear OU, AU; Oral Exam:; H/L: No m/a; Abd: SNP; MSI: Amb x 4 weight bearing LH lameness, sensitive to touch of the hind end, reacts to palpation of distal femur, wound on left lateral femur, serosanguinous discharge, bandage on LH foot dry and intact; Mentation: BAR; UG: FI, bloody discharge from vulva (in heat); A: Prev LH femur fracture; Self inflicted trauma to LH foot- digits 3-5; P: Removed bandage LH leg, 2nd digit intact, 3-5 pads missing, bones exposed- difficult to tell which bones- p3 appears to be missing from all toes but unabl to tell if p1 or p2 are present on each, purulent bloody discharge; Soaked foot in dilute chlorhex; Dried and applied telfa and soft padded bandage; Continue baytril and nsaid, add buprnex inj BID; Rec LH limb amputation
Details on my behavior are…
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