APPLE – A1101450
Safe - 1-22-2017 Brooklyn
APPLE – A1101450
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, WHITE / BLACK, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 10 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/12/2017, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 01/15/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH- allowed handling well Intact female Approx 10 yrs old Eyes- cloudy Ears- cropped but clear of discharge Nose- mild discharge Teeth- severe tartar and staining; Dental dz present No parasites seen Mild Dermatitis seen of paws and tail Ambx4 NOSF
01/13/17: Geriatric exam. Good appetite. No v/d/s/c. BARH. Friendly, allows all handling. EENT: Periocular erythema OU; nuclear sclerosis OU. NND. Ears cropped to base – canals completely exposed but clean AU; remainder of pinnae hyperemic AU. Significant dental staining and tartar accumulation w/ gingivitis and gum recession – jaw chatters somewhat on attempted oral exam (incomplete). H/L: Normal BVS; NMA/NSR/PSS. Abd SNP/NMP. No visible/palpable spay scar. UG: Developed MG; no MGTs. MS: BCS 6-7/9; Good musculature. Integ: Dorsal alopecia along tail with areas of hyperemic thickening (bumps). Some small scars at face; abrasions at carpus/tarsus; elbow calluses. A: 10 yo F Amer Staffordshire Terr. Severe dental disease. Alopecia at tail – r/o endocrine vs infectious vs other. Bumps along tail – r/o thickened/proliferative skin from “happy tail” or other injury vs abscess vs other chronic inflammation vs other. Otherwise healthy. P: CTM while at BACC. Reco placement with geriatric work up (cbc/chem/UA/T4). Reco dental ASAP with placement. Prognosis good
01/14/17: Check happy tail. S/O: BARH. Active, attention seeking, allows all handling. CBS 3/5. EENT: Dental disease, nuclear sclerosis, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl. HL: Normal thoracic auscultation. ABD: Normal abdominal palpation. INTEG: Alopecia along dorsal tail with minor scabbing, superficial wound at tip of tail, bleeding. MS: Ambulatory x 4. UG: Female, slightly enlargement of nipples, expressed small amount of serosanguinous fluid
A volunteer writes: Let me introduce you to the Apple of my eye! A sweet, gentle, affectionate little lady, Apple is very easy to walk and loves to wag her little armadillo tail until you bend down and give her some much-appreciated affection. If you scratch behind her ears and over the base of her tail in just the right spot, she wiggles her butt so much while simultaneously trying to get as close as humanly possible that she twirls around in circles. Apple seems to be housetrained, and is quiet and calm in her cage but bubbly and joyful as soon as she gets a bit of human attention. Although little Apple is too small to reach, she will do her best to climb up your legs and lick your face! Sweet as apple pie, Apple will win your heart over if you give her the chance. Come and see this pretty girl at the Brooklyn ACC today!
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Unaltered female, Stray
Other notes: Upon intake Apple had a loose wiggly body, she wagged her tail and jumped on counselor when approached solicited attention
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed 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 her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Apple was friendly and allowed all handling.
Apple was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown.
01/13/17: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Apple displays soft body language when greeting a novel male dog. She displays slightly stiff body language when the male greets her face to face for a prolonged period of time, but chooses to walk away. She spends the rest of her time exploring the pen, keeping to herself.
01/14/17: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Apple initially greets the other dogs with soft body language. She over corrects a female that greets her rear end, barking and stiffly bouncy towards her as the other dog moves away. When a male dog greets her, she lip curls. She keeps to herself to the remainder of the session.
1/19: In a group of calm of male dogs, Apple mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen.
Apple allowed handling during examination.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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