ABRAHAM – 9873
Safe - 11-1-2017 Manhattan
ABRAHAM – 9873
9Y Small Mixed Breed M 9 lbs. Stray Intake: 10/16/17
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:9-10; Microchip noted on Intake? n; History : stray; Subjective: severely matted around feet, few teeth, honking cough typical of collapsing trachea; Observed Behavior -bar, allows exam; Evidence of Cruelty seen -neglect; Objective ;T =; P =80; R =honking cough; BCS 4/9; EENT: sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: few teeth. canine of mandible at right angles to normal orientation; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: intact male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, severe matting x 4 feet. suspect strangulating lesions; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: suspect strangulating foot lesion, collapsing trachea, dental dz; Prognosis: fair; Plan: shave asap to assess injury level, dental future; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray (With finder for one week)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Respectful
Date of assessment: 19-Oct-2017
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Abraham did not approach the assessor in the assessment room but allowed the assessor to approach him. He was fearful during the assessment, having a tense, trembling body and moving away at times, but he allowed all handling.
Summary (1): 10/21: When introduced off leash to dogs, Abraham is bouncy and playful.
10/22-27: Abraham greets other dogs politely.
Date of intake: 16-Oct-2017
Summary: Upon intake, Abraham was receptive to all handling
Date of initial: 16-Oct-2017
Summary: Abraham allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Abraham so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium-low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No young children (under 5)
No young children: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Abraham may be intimidated by young children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up.
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Abraham is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Abraham the option to walk away from any social interaction. Abraham should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Abraham’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Abraham would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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