BUSTER – A1060074
Safe 12-13-2015 Brooklyn
BUSTER – A10600074
MALE, TAN / GRAY, YORKSHIRE TERR MIX, 14 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/09/2015, From NY 11203, DueOut Date 12/09/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative QARH – shaking, tail tucked. M~ 14 years Cataracts in both eyes. Ears, nose, mouth clear Missing almost all teeth except for upper and lower right canines. Heavy tarter, receding gums, halitosis. Good appetite. Coat shave in shelter. No flea dirt or parasites noted. NOSF
MEDICAL: VC: Geriatric exam
S/O: BARH, cataracts OU, no menace response, likely blind. Severe dental disease, likely has osteomyelitis of the mandible, lower canine is loose. Cardiac auscultation reveals Grade 3 left systolic murmur. Discomfort upon palpation of mandible, irreularities felt in the bone.
A: Severe dental disease, heart murmur, likely mitral valve degeneration.
P: Recommend dental radiographs and likely extractions followed by antibiotic therapy upon placement. Recommend placement w/ rescue and follow-up veterinary care.
Buster is a 14 year old male Yorkie mix that came in as an owner surrender. Owner stated that Buster was previously her aunt’s dog. When her aunt died a few months ago, she decided to take him. She can no longer keep him because her 4 year old son plays inconsiderable rough with him to the point where Buster begins to shiver and hide in fear. She took him to the vet last month where it was revealed that he has cataracts causing him to be blind in both eyes and he also needs some dental work. However, regardless of his age, he is overall healthy.
Social Life & Personality
Around children, Buster is relaxed, playful and respectful with children and other dogs. She stated that she also has a 10 year old that Buster doe’s fine with. He has not interacted with cats. He was house trained however, since the loss of his eye sight, he becomes easily frightened by loud noises outside causing him to get distracted and not go to the bathroom. Buster is kept mostly indoors and has a medium activity level. She described him as playful, affectionate, fearful, mellow and friendly.
Buster tends to become anxious when left home alone. He barks, whines and uses the bathroom when he’s left home alone. He displays no other signs of behavior issues. He isn’t bothered with having his food touched while eating or having treats taken from him. He also isn’t bothered with having his nails trimmed and is friendly with unfamiliar house visitors and strangers.
For a New Family to Know
Buster knows the commands sit and lay down. For exercise he is walked both on and off leash twice a day. When off leash, he stays close to the owner’s side and comes when he is called. He is not interested in toys and enjoys just laying around the house. When owner is home, Buster follows her around. He eats Kibbles & Bits wet and dry food and free fed. He sleeps on his own pillow.
Owner took Buster to the vet last month. He had a full medical work up along with blood test that revealed no health problems. He has cataracts which resulted in him being completely bling and he also needs dental work. However, he is over all in good health.
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