MARIOSO – A1038427
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SUPER URGENT 06/04/15
MARIOSO – A1038427
***SAFER – AVERAGE HOME***
MALE, BLACK, PIT BULL MIX, 15 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/01/2015, From NY 11208, DueOut Date06/04/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary : Scan negative, Male;~ 15 years old; Quiet, allows all handling; Cloudy eyes; Mild gingivitis; Mass on right side of neck; Clipped and cleaned with dilute Nolvasan; Seen by Dr. 1067 and Dr. 1088; NOSF; Given 2cc Baytril 100 SQ
A volunteer writes: I automatically love any dog with grey on their muzzle and double digits in their age, but Marioso has shown me hundreds of other reasons to love him. Here are some of them. At an old age he finds himself in a strange, new place, but in the strange new faces, Marioso sees only new friends; he greets everyone with a waggy tail and soft eye contact, and seems to feel the same way about other dogs. He is full of wisdom; he has wonderful leash manners and seems very housebroken. We share a passion for food; he’ll sit for treats, jump up for them, prop his paws up on me for them, and bark at me when I’m taking too long to find them. He is a lover; he lets me scratch him all over, and gives kisses that make me not even notice his 15 year old breath. How his little bottom teeth peek through when he has his mouth closed, and the smile he flashes me when he looks back on walks. His spirit, his charm, and his resilience. And, lastly, how he isn’t too proud to admit he needs a little help; Marioso told me that while it’s been fun sweeping people off their feet right and left, what he really wants is a softer bed than the one in his cage, and to sweep the same person off their feet every day for the rest his. Please come meet this most wonderful gentleman at Brooklyn ACC!
A shelter staff member writes: Marioso was found right outside of BACC! Marioso is a sweet senior Pittie with a large chronic wound on the right side of his neck, which will likely need a drain in order to heal properly. He will need some follow up vet care, and a loving place to recover. Despite his age, Marioso is pretty active and spunky! Please pull Marioso from BACC today, and help him find a comfy home of his own!
Hx: Wound on neck, geriatric exam;
S: Active, muzzled during exam but tolerates all handling
O: BAR-H, BCS 4/9, MMs (and teeth) not examined due to temperament; EENT: No discharge OU or nose. Moderate black discharge AD, mild black discharge AS. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Moderately tense, no masses palpated
M/S/I: Amb x4. Large area of scarred, thickened skin on right side of neck, craniodorsal aspect just below the ear and ventral aspect about 8 cm ventral and slightly caudal to that. There are two draining tracts, one at the dorsal aspect of the wound and one at the ventral aspect. The tract at the dorsal aspect is about 1.5 cm long, linear, with 2 punctures – this tract extends at least 2 cm into the scarred tissue, maybe further (based on how deep my probe went). The tract at the ventral aspect is round, about 2 cm dia, with dark red underlying tissue. I did not try to probe this wound. There is a thick flap of scarred skin just dorsal to the ventral tract. UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical.
A: Chronic wound on R side of neck – R/O abscess vs. scarring, Slightly underweight
Short-term prognosis: Good
- Daily wound cleaning and SSD application
- No E-collar if pt is not traumatizing the region
- Baytril 100 mg/ml 2 ml SQ SID x5 days
- Tramadol 100 mg PO BID x5 days
- Recheck in 2 days and in 5 days
- Seek NH placement. Long-term treatment plan will likely need to include drain placement
VET CHECK – RECHECK WOUND ON RIGHT SIDE OF NECK
BARH. ALLOWS ALL HANDLING. NORMAL E/D/U/D; LARGE OLD WOUND AT LEFT SIDE OF NECK – MINIMAL CHANGE IN APPEARANCE SINCE INTAKE; SCAR TISSUE AND FEW DRAINING TRACTS NOTED, MINIMAL DISCHARGE
A: GERIATRIC, OLD WOUND
P: CONTINUE WITH CURRENT TREATMENT AND MONTIORING PLAN. REC FULL GERIATRIC WORK UP WITH PLACEMENT. FAIR TO GOOD SHORT TERM PROGNOSIS
Behavior: Average Home
Marioso came into the care center as a stray, so his past behaviors in a home are unknown. During SAFER Marioso sociable but at times he was more interested in his surroundings. He allowed the assessor to conduct all handling items without issue, and was relaxed during the tag interaction. During the resources portion of the assessment Marioso was easy to handle when engaged with the food and did not show any interest in the toys. When engaged with the rawhides, Marioso held a firm grip and did not relinquish the item, but his body was soft. During the dog-dog interaction, Marioso was approached the helper dog with a relaxed body, and appeared to be interested in interacting. Marioso has not displayed any behavioral concerns while in the care center, so the department feels Marioso can be suitable for an “Average” experienced adopter.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body a bit tense, mouth closed, , ears likely back.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1 & 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Food: 1. Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish, but does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Dog’s body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. He lifts his head when hand is pushed against his cheek.
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy or rawhide, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body soft, tail well above spine level, ears forward.
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