REXE – A1045553
REXE – A1045553
***MASS ON CHEST – NEEDS FOLLOW UP VET CARE***
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN, DACHSHUND, 14 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/27/2015, From NY 11236, DueOut Date 07/30/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative BARH neutered ~ 14 yrs severe dental disease ocular discharge – possible dry eye – eyes cleaned with eye wash geriatric mass on chest seen on initial exam by Dr. Bliss very calm allows all handling nosf
S/O: Dog is BAR, wagging tail; BCS 3/5; corneas are cloudy with neovascularization OU; STT <5mm/min OU; grade 4/4 dental dz, lipomatous mass ventral thorax, sinus arrhythmia & grade II/VI heart murmur
A: Dog has KCS (dry eye) OU; ddx for mass: lipoma, other benign or malignant neoplasia, sinus arrhythmia can be normal in dogs; heart murmur is mild ddx: mitral insufficiency, open
P: Start on Optimmune – thin strip OU q12h; recheck eyes in 7 days
Rexe is a 14 yrs. old brown male Daschshund. Rexe is neutered and has been diagnosed with back issues which he receives rimadil to help with this issue. Rexe also has dry eyes and recently had a heart murmur as well. Rexe was purchased by his previous owner from Puppy Paradise. Rexe ha been described as a calm and loving dog.
Rexe is well socialized and well adjusted to young children. Rexe is relaxed and tolerant when he interacts with young children. Rexe has limited socializing skills with ther dogs. Rexe tends to hide or leave the room when he is around another dog. Rexe has not been socialized with cats at all. Rexe is very houe trained and rarely if ever has accidents in the house. Rexe is an indoor dog with a low activity level. Rexe has been described as playful confident affectionate mellow independent and friendly.
Rexe is not bothered when you try to take his food away but becomes reactive (growling) if you try to take his bones away from him. Rexe is not bothered if you take away his toys and is not bothered when he is disturbed from his sleep. Rexe is not bothered when he is given a bath or having his fur brushed but has never had his nails trimmed. Rexe is not bothered when a person approaches his home but will growl if a stranger approaches his family member. Rexe is not bothered when he is held back or restrained.
Rexe understands the commands sit and come but no other commands. Rexe does not really play with toys anymore but will occassionally engage in a game of tug of war. Rexe is not left alone in the yard and is not allowed to walk off of his leash. Rexe when he does go for walks likes to go for slow walks and will use the bathroom on grass or trees. Rexe will also use newspaper and pee pads to use the bathroom.
Rexe has been crate trained and is well behaved when he is left alone in the house. When Rexe is home with his owner Rexe will stay in the same room as his owner or stay in his favorite spot which is his dog bed. Rexe eats wet and dry food twice a day and also likes dog biscuits and meat flavored treats. Rexe will become scared and nervous when he hears any loud noises.
Rexe during the Intake process was slightly nervous at first crying and pacing a bit. Rexe eventually became comfortable and explored his new environment and socialized with people he came into contact with. Rexe allowed himself to be collared and photographed with minimal effort. Rexe was friendly and well adjusted.
reports that Rexe has back issues and is receiving rimadil to help with this issue. Rexe also has dry eyes and recently had a heart murmur as well.
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