ALVIN – A1121626
Urgent - Manhattan
SUPER URGENT 08/15/17
My name is ALVIN. My Animal ID # is A1121626.
I am a neutered male black and white pekingese mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/11/2017 from NY 10459, owner surrender reason stated was PET HEALTH.
08/14/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Alvin A1121626 is at-risk with a New Hope Only determination, he is unable to be safely handled in the care center and has snapped upon all forms of approach.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/11/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 19.6 LBS.
08/11/17 19:32 Canine DAPP Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 DAPP Serial Number: 02121711A Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 8/25/2017 Canine Bordetella Product Name: INTRA- TRAC 3 Serial Number: 00541375 Location of Vaccination: IN Revaccination Date: 02/11/2018 Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 170036 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 8/11/2018 Expiration Date: 1/23/2018 DVM 1168 PYRANTEL 1.0ML PO
08/11/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/11/17 18:21 Basic: Alvin is a 4 year old neutered small dog. His owner found him on the street outside of her apartment and took him in. She has had him for 3 years. He has not had any injuries but has been itching himself and had an ear infection for the past 3 weeks. He has always been a little itchy. He was last seen by a vet 3 weeks ago for his ears. Socialization: Alvin is very friendly and outgoing around strangers. He will bark a little in the beginning but then is very friendly. He has not spent time with children or other dogs since he is an at-home dog. He plays exuberantly with adults. He has not been around other pets. He does not have a bite history. Behavior: Alvin is well-behaved. He has gotten a bit grumpy since his ears have started to bother him., and wont let anyone touch his ears or face. He loves to eat tissue and toilet paper. He hides during loud noises and gets car sick in cars. He will growl when someone touches his food while eating, but will let his owner touch his food/treats. He isnt bothered when someone pushes him off furniture, he gets nervous when picked up. He loves being brushed. He isnt bothered when his feet are touched but will not let you trim his nails. He hates baths and will struggle. When someone unfamiliar approaches his house he will bark. For new family: Alvin is described as friendly, affectionate and playful. His activity level is high and he loves to play fetch and run around the apartment with his toys. He will even play baseball using his paw! He sleeps on a pillow in his owners room and is crate trained. He has been kept indoors only and eats wet food (Pedigree chicken pate).He likes chew sticks for a treat. He goes on training pads inside and never has accidents. He likes the grass when outside. He has never been offleash outside and pulls hard on the leash. He loves to go for walks but has not been able to lately because his owner is unable to take him. He knows “down, here, look, off” commands. He loves squeaky toys, balls, and chew sticks. During intake Alvin was nervous. He has a fast wagging low tail and would come over to the counselor when she called him and let her pet him gently and briefly on the head. But when the counselor went around his neck he would growl and show teeth. He was this way with when his owners were in the room. He has been more nervous and unfriendly ever since his ears have become a problem. Counselor could not collar.
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08/14/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 8/11/17 Neutered, Owner Surrender (In previous home for three years) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Yes, he will growl if his food is touched while he is eating Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Goes on wee wee pads Energy level/descriptors: Alvin is described as friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level. Other notes: If his face or ears are touched, Alvin will snap. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 8/13/17 Summary: Alvin is difficult to remove from the kennel, lunging, showing teeth, and snapping. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Alvin is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in his previous home. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Summary INTAKE BEHAVIOR Upon intake, Alvin was growling, barking, and baring teeth. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 8/11/17 During his initial medical exam, Alvin was social until his wounds were attempted to be cleaned, he then snapped. ENERGY LEVEL: Alvin’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Alvin is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Alvin has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Alvin’s previous owner notes that he may growl when his food is touched. We recommend that Alvin be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Alvin’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Alvin’s previous owner reported that he will growl if his face or ears are touched. It is important to avoid touching Alvin’s face and ears at this time and to be cautious when touching him in other areas as we do not know where he may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Alvin to be more comfortable with this. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Alvin has displayed fearful behavior at the care center, growling and snapping when approached. It is important to always go slow and give Alvinthe option to walk away from any social interaction. Alvin should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Alvin’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Alvin would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
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08/11/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
08/11/17 19:01 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~4 years Microchip noted on Intake? scan positive: 900118000330400 History : Subjective: Observed Behavior – very sweet and affectionate until you try to clip and clean wounds – tried to bite multiple times (suspect painful and aggressive behavior is secondary to his skin disease) Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective T =— P = — R = — BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears have large areas of exudative dermatitis on the inner aspect of the distal pinna AU, canals appear clean AU, no nasal discharge, no CIRDC signs Oral Exam: not examined due to muzzle/aggressive behavior PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, skin above left shoulder has a crusted exudative dermatitis lesion (‘hot spot’) CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment ~4 year old MN dog exudative dermatitis on the inner aspect of the distal pinna AU crusted exudative dermatitis lesion (‘hot spot’) above left shoulder suspect underlying allergies (atopic dermatitis vs. flea allergy dermatitis vs. food allergy vs. contact dermatitis vs. other) Plan Bendryl 25 mg tab: 1 tab PO BID x 14 days Convenia (80 mg/ml): 0.9 ml SQ once Rimadyl 75 mg tab: 1/4 tab PO BID x 3 days Will need follow up for ‘hot spots’ with veterinarian after placement (often due to underlying allergy) Prognosis: Good SURGERY: Already neutered
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Generated on Aug 14 2017 6:00PM
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