Marcus - 126631
Super happy wiggle butt
- **UPDATE** The findings from his Med Vet consult have been posted below in the rescue notes; It seems that we don't know a whole lot more; It could be an old healing fracture, it could be bone infection, or it could be cancer and he could require hospice care; Right now it's up in the air and he will require further monitoring and medical follow up.
- He hasn't let being back at the shelter for the third time get him down.
- He continues to be a happy go lucky boy.
- Marcus is a 2 1/2 yr old neutered male Pit type dog, 49 lbs.
- He is rescue only due to medical; Due to need for orthopedic consult and anticipated surgical repair of left patella and hip, best suited for rescue at this time.
- Dog interaction: Played off leash with other dog, rough and rowdy play and some humping.
- His stray time is up so he can leave at any time; He was adopted from us March 2018 and came back as a stray.
Vet notes: 1/10 Young adult male neutered pit bull type mix. BAR and interactive upon entering exam room. Food motivated. Tolerated full exam with no restraint while eating wet food/peanut butter.
MM pink, CRT < 2 sec, BCS 4.5/9; EENT: Teeth - all adult present, mild dental staining 104 uncomplicated crown tip fracture, ears/eyes/nose - wnl; CV: nsf, no murmur ausculted, femoral pulses strong/synchronous; Resp: normal bronchovesicular sounds all quadrants; Integument: apparently full/clean haircoat, nsf; Abdomen: soft/comfortable on palpation, nsf; Ortho: mild to moderate left hindlimb muscle atrophy, grade 2 left MPL with discomfort on limb extension; Urogenital: neutered.
Sedation: Butorphanol 0.3 mg/kg, Acepromazine 0.03 mg/kg IV (adequate sedation achieved).
Pelvic Radiographs: Left hindlimb moderate muscle atrophy, lytic lesions observed femoral neck.
1. Carprofen 50 mg PO BID x 10 d
2. Gabapentin 300 mg PO BID x 10 d
Due to need for orthopedic consult and anticipated surgical repair of left patella and hip, best suited for rescue at this time.
1/11 Blood work returned: Monocytes 876 (0-840).
No clinically significant findings, recommend serial evaluation of blood work pending long term NSAID usage.
1/16 Medvet consult: Left femoral neck healing fracture vs lysis, T3-L3 myelopathy.
1. Cephalexin 500 mg PO TID x 14 d
2. Short leash walks only (adding signage to kennel).
Reminder in place to recheck pelvic radiographs in 2 weeks. If signs not resolving, recommend biopsy and culture to rule out neoplasia vs resistant infection.
Breed: Pit Bull
Date of Birth (estimated): 07/2016
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