APOLLO – A0854776
Safe - 2-23-2017 Brooklyn
My name is APOLLO. My Animal ID # is A0854776.
I am a neutered male black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/01/2017 from NY 11368, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
02/16/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Apollo is at risk due to CIRDC diagnosis
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/15/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 78.2 LBS.
re wt 74.2lb civ, da2PP BOOSTER
02/01/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/01/17 10:57 Basic Information: Apollo is a 7 year old altered American Pit Bull Mix. He was found as a stray many years ago and is being surrendered because the owner has lost his home and has nowhere to keep his dog. Apollo has not seen a vet recently but currently has skin issues. He has had his ear cropped years ago because of an infection. Socialization: Apollo is friendly and outgoing when meeting new people. He has allowed children that pass him outside to pet him. He has spent time with other dogs and he is always very playful and never has snapped or shown teeth at another dog. He has only seen cats outside and he chases them. Behavior: Apollo is alert when we hears sirens or thunder. He is not bothered when his owner removes his food and bones but it is unknown how Apollo would react when a new person would attempt this. Apollo is not bothered when removed from furniture, woken up from sleep, or brushed. It is unknown how he would behave when bathed or having his nails trimmed. Apollo will bark when someone knocks on the door but is friendly when the person enters the home. For a New Family to Know: Apollo is described as friendly, playful, confident, mellow, and excitable. He has a high energy level. Most of his life he has been kept indoors and taken outside for walks but the last 6 months he has lived in a fenced in yard. When he is walked he pulls hard on the leash. He will come when called if off leash unless he sees a dog, he will run towards the dog in a playful manner. He enjoys playing fetch and having chew toys. He is fed dry dog food twice a day. He is house trained and is well behaved indoors and outdoors. He knows the commands sit, paw, let’s go, and get up. Admissions Behavior: Apollo would pull on the leash to meet everyone he saw. He would approach people with his mouth open, tongue out, and a loose body. He was easily collared and scanned. He kept this behavior throughout the admissions process.
02/05/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Oh boy, is this guy a charmer! Apollo is wiggly and gentle, with a constantly wagging tail and a smile that draws in everyone who passes him by. An absolute gentle giant, Apollo was returned to the ACC because his owner moved to housing that wouldn’t allow him (absolutely no fault of his own!). Apollo seems housebroken, is super affectionate, and is generally a happy, laidback dude. When he sees other dogs passing him on the leash he seems interested but stays completely calm. Already neutered, he’d be the perfect companion for someone looking for a middle-aged chiller who’s past his puppy days but still has plenty of love to give. Come and see him at the BACC today!
02/03/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 2/1/17 Neutered male, Owner surrender (6 months in previous home) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing. Behavior toward children: Friendly. Behavior toward dogs: Playful Behavior toward cats: Will chase cats when he sees them during his walks. Resource guarding: Unknown (with strangers). Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Apollo is described as friendly, playful, confident, mellow, and excitable. He has a high energy level. Apollo pulls hard on the leash during his walks. Other notes: Apollo approached the counselor with a loose body, friendly and playful. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/3/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is open for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Summary: Apollo showed no concerning behavior during his handling assessment. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: According to Apollo’s previous owner, Apollo has spent time with other dogs and he is always very playful. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Apollo displays soft and social body language in a group of calm male and female dogs. He may attempt to mount the male dog, but responds well to handler interruptions and continues to explore the pen. The Behavior Department recommends that Apollo be placed in a home with resident dogs that match his calm sociability. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/1/17 Apollo was friendly and allowed all handling during his initial exam. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for a adopter with an average amount of dog experience).
02/02/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Apollo’s previous owner, Apollo has spent time with other dogs and he is always very playful. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Apollo displays soft and social body language in a group of calm male and female dogs. He may attempt to mount the male dog, but responds well to handler interruptions and continues to explore the pen. The Behavior Department recommends that Apollo be placed in a home with resident dogs that match his calm sociability. 2/2: Apollo displays soft body language when greeting a novel female dog. Once in the pen, Apollo immediately mounts the female, persisting after the handlers interrupt. The session is ended. 2/3: Apollo displays neutral body language when greeting a male dog. He greets the other dog briefly before keeping to himself as he explores the pen. 2/4: Apollo displays soft and social body language in a group of calm male and female dogs. He may attempt to mount the male dog, but responds well to handler interruptions and continues to explore the pen. 2/5: Apollo approaches a female dog with a high assertive body, but when interruped by handlers he wanders in the pen. He later attempts to mount a different female. 2/8-2/16: Apollo calmly wanders and socializes in a group of calm male and female dogs. He displays soft body language throughout the interaction. He is tolerant of a dog that displays assertive posturing.
02/01/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
02/01/17 Microchip scan pos. 985121006270107 MN, 7 years O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Very friendly, social, allows all handling. ORAL: Good dental condition. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. AU – mod. erythema, tan discharge. Mild swelling. Large portion of right pinna missing due to prior injury. H/L: HR=100, RR=pant. Lungs clear, no m/a. No coughing. ABD/UG: Neutered. Palpation WNL. MS: Amb x 4, no lameness. BCS=7/9. INTEG: Multiple epidermal collarettes and diffuse scaling over head, lat. thorax, flanks, caudal dorsum and ventral abdomen. Very pruritic. No fleas seen. A: Superficial pyoderma, possible underlying chronic skin disease (allergies, hypothyroidism). Otitis externa. Overweight – r/o hypothyroid. P: Rx Cephalexin 500 mg 2 PO BID x 21 days. Rx Mometemax AU q 24 hours x 7 days. Clean ears q 24 hours x 7 days. Excellent prognosis. Rec. thyroid panel when placed.
02/15/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
02/15/17 Decreased appetite, not eating medication S/O: BARH. Active, attention seeking, allows all handling. Dry food available, appears untouched, offered canned food during exam, no interest EENT: Mild serous nasal discharge HL: Occasional sneeze, unable to ellicit cough, clear lung sounds, normal heart sounds INTEG: Diffuse scaling and epidermal collarettes A: Overweight, decreased appetite, possible early signs of CIRDC but unable to confirm on PE pyoderma — minimal improvement after two weeks of antibiotics P: D/C treatment at this time. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Rec allergy testing with placement Good prognosis 02/14/17 Monitor for CIRDC, recheck ptoderma – started Clavamox 2 days ago (was inappetant on Cephalexin) O: BARH. Active, eating well. No vomiting/diarrhea. EENT: No nasal discharge, no sneezing. H/L: No coughing. INTEG: Diffuse scaling and epidermal collarttes over flanks and dorsum, smaller amount over head. Mild number of collarettes over abdomen. A: Superficial pyoderma with some signs of improvement. No signs of CIRDC. P: Continue current therapy. If inappetance recurs, rec. give Convenia injection for pyoderma. Excellent prognosis. 02/12/17 observed on rounds, vet check for cirdc monitoring, inapeptence differentials for inappetence are many, dog is bright may be responding to medication and/or experiencing resp complex on cephalexin abx for dermatologic issues for one week no sneezing observed today change abx to clavamox, continue to monitor add mirtazapine to stimulate appetite 02/07/17 Finished mometamax, recheck otitis externa S/O: BARH. Active, attention seeking, allows all handling. BCS 7/9 EENT: Mild dental tartar/gingivitis, eyes clear, no ocular/nasal discharge, mild waxy debris AU, minimal otitis HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear INTEG: Pruritic, diffuse scaling over dorsum, flanks, hind end and head MS: Ambulatory x 4, no apparent lameness UG: Neutered A: Otitis resolved, pyoderma, overweight P: Continue with current treatment and monitoring plan. Needs full dermatology work up for underlying cause. Good prognosis
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