INTAKE DATE – 4/13/2019
*** NEEDS PLACEMENT DUE TO MEDICAL ***
She’s a sweet senior, possibly 11 years of age, who is sitting at the shelter waiting for the vet care she needs to feel better. Poor Risotto not only suffers the aches and pains of old age, she also had osteoarthritis, bilateral cataracts, but she also has a significant open wound on her left front leg that the shelter medical team have cleaned up and bandaged. Through it all she has been so stoic and sweet, and has never acted out even when she was in the worst pain! Won’t you give this old lady the retirement home she deserves. Petite and waiting for a family to love her in her golden years, she hopes with all her heart that someone will step up for her. Will it be you? Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com to save Risotto’s life.
RISOTTO, ID# 59885, 11 Yrs. old, 34 lbs, Unaltered Female
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Black / White
Owner Surrender Reason:
Shelter Assessment Rating:
Medical Behavior Rating:
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
Progress Exam. S/O - pt QAR - lying in bed - food bowl partially empty. HR – 100, R – wnl, T – np, MMB pink. Oral examination - resisted opening of mouth - edentulous - moderate calculus. EENT - mucoid ocular discharge - SST >15 after one minute - fluorscene stain negative - corneal opacity OU - central pigmentary keratitis. H/L - no murmurs or arrhythmia - lungs clear. MSKI - ambulatory x 4 - Grade 3/5 lameness on front left with a horizontal skin thickness laceration on the caudal aspect of carpus. Stiffness on ambulation x 4.
Assessment: History - refer to intake conditions. Progress Exam Significant findings. 1. Grade 3 Lameness on front left carpus secondary to a laceration on the caudal aspect. 2. Stiffness on ambulation x 4 secondary to marked osteoarthritis. 3. Bilateral cataracts - immature with pigmentary keratitis
- Clip, flush and clean wound - 3 layer bandage with SS and Change in 48 hours
- Move to Adoptions
- Rimadyl 4mg/kg SID for 7 days WITH FOOD ONLY
- Gabapentin 10 mg/kg BID indefinitely
- Recommend going at Risk and seek Hospice care
Tech Exam. As per Dr 1444, sedated with 0.2 mL dexdomitor and 0.2 mL butorphanol IM at 4:00 PM. Took x-rays of left front carpus (L lat & VD), thorax (L lat, VD), and pelvis/stifles (L lat & VD) and uploaded results to vet documents.
Ran CBC/chem and uploaded results to vet documents. Administered 3.5 mL cefazolin IV, 1.5 mL convenia SQ, and 0.7 mL carprofen SQ. Gave 75 mL LRS bolus over 15 minutes.
Blood Work Interpretation. CBC: mild, non-regenerative anemia. CHEM: mild increase in ALP = 342. All remaining wnl
Radiograph Review. Lat/vd thorax - changes consistent with those in dog >10 yrs of age, no overt metastatic dz or evidence of trauma/pneumothorax. FL - no fractures noted soft tissue swelling distal forelimb. Severe osteoarthritis and boney remodeling R stifle>>L stifle. Thickening and boney remodeling of femoral neck L hip. Spondylosis L-S, L3-L6, C6-C7.
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: 10-12 yrs., Microchip noted on Intake? yes
Microchip Number (If Applicable):4654473F11. History : stray. Subjective: bar, but weakly ambulatory x 4, Observed Behavior - not trying to bite, no vocalization, panting. Evidence of Cruelty seen – no, Evidence of Trauma seen – yes. Objective: T =103.1, P = 110, R = pant, BCS 2-3/9. EENT: pigmentary changes and scarring to corneals ou, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam:2-3/4 dental tarter, mm-light pink, crt 2 sec. PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: fs (will check/confirm when sedated for wound care), MSI: Weakly ambulatory x 4, wide based in hind and LF lameness w/ swelling extending from distal carpus to digits, 2 x 1 cm full thickness, open wound, caudal distal carpus, diffuse sarcopenia, blood noted on nails and 3rd phalanx of digits 3 and 4 LH, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: wnl.
Assessment: 10-12y, fs, medium, mixed-breed dog. 1) open wound LF carpus, swelling, and wounds to nails and 3rd phalanx of LH digits 3 and 4 - r/o trauma vs bite wound vs other. 2) Diffuse sarcopenia - r/o nutritional deficiency vs diffuse OA vs underlying metabolic (renal vs liver vs gi). 3) dental calculus. 4) pigmentary corneal scarring.
1) wound and nails - excellent
2) diffuse sarcopenia - guarded to good pending underlying cause - significant OA R stifle and Left hip and will need ongoing nsaid therapy, joint supplement, fish oils, +/- adequan and other jt support.
3) dental calculus - excellent with complete anesthetic dental care
4) pigmentary changes - good to excellent, monitor
1)cbc/chem - see bloodwork interpretation
2)xrays - lateral and vd LF carpus to foot, lateral and vd thorax, lateral and v/d pelvis and stifles - see xray interpretation
3)IVC placement w/ IVF bolus 75cc
4)IV cefazolin 350mg iv, followed by convenia 1.5 cc sq
5)consider carprofen 35mg sq (followed by po) pending labwork and xrays - starting with sq injection
6)tomorrow sedate hydro/dexdom to clip/clean,+/- suture LF carpal wound and LH digits/nails
7) maintaining catheter in place this evening and flush q 4-6hrs. Available for tomorrow for wound debridement.
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
If you would like to adopt a NYC ACC dog, and can get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process, you can contact the shelter directly. We have provided the Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan information below. Adoption hours at these facilities is Noon – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 on weekends)
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Shelter contact information:
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
Manhattan Shelter: 326 East 110 St. New York, NY 10029
Staten Island Shelter: 3139 Veterans Road West Staten Island, NY 10309
*** NEW NYC ACC RATING SYSTEM ***
Dogs with Level 1 determinations are suitable for the majority of homes. These dogs are not displaying concerning behaviors in shelter, and the owner surrender profile (where available) is positive. Some dogs with Level 1 determinations may still have potential challenges, but these are challenges that the behavior team believe can be handled by the majority of adopters. The potential challenges could include no young children, prefers to be the only dog, no dog parks, no cats, kennel presence, basic manners, low level fear and mild anxiety.
Dogs with Level 2 determinations will be suitable for adopters with some previous dog experience. They will have displayed behavior in the shelter (or have owner reported behavior) that requires some training, or is simply not suitable for an adopter with minimal experience. Dogs with a Level 2 determination may have multiple potential challenges and these may be presenting at differing levels of intensity, so careful consideration of the behavior notes will be required for counselling. Potential challenges at Level 2 include no young children, single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity, mouthiness, fear with potential for escalation, impulse control/arousal, anxiety and separation anxiety.
Dogs with Level 3 determinations will need to go to homes with experienced adopters, and the ACC strongly suggest that the adopter have prior experience with the challenges described and/or an understanding of the challenge and how to manage it safely in a home environment. In many cases, a trainer will be needed to manage and work on the behaviors safely in a home environment. It is likely that every dog with a Level 3 determination will have a behavior modification or training plan available to them from the behavior department that will go home with the adopters and be made available to the New Hope Partners for their fosters and adopters. Some of the challenges seen at Level 3 are also seen at Level 1 and Level 2, but when seen alongside a Level 3 determination can be assumed to be more severe. The potential challenges for Level 3 determinations include adult only home (no children under the age of 13), single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity with potential for redirection, mouthiness with pressure, potential escalation to threatening behavior, impulse control, arousal, anxiety, separation anxiety, bite history (human), bite history (dog) and bite history (other).
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