ARCHER – 25890
Urgent - Manhattan
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ARCHER – 25890
Intake Date : 4/22/18 Intake Type: Stray intake
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 4 years Sex: Male
Weight: 45 lbs.
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: Estimated 3-6 years based on dentition and energy level Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative – MC placed during this exam
History : Stray, no health hx available Subjective: Energetic, walks well on leash. Observed Behavior – Jumps around, tail wagging, soft body. Total goofball! Allows all handling, lies down and rolls over while pawing at handler, then jumps up and starts jumping around again. Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective : BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 4/9 EENT: Mild erythema AU. Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Moderate tartar and gingivitis. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Soft, non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S
MSI: Small patches of dermatitis on feet and lateral elbows. Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: 1. Dental disease 2. Dermatitis – R/O allergies vs. other Prognosis: Good Plan: 1. Recommend daily tooth brushing and regular dental cleanings 2. Monitor erythema, consider Benadryl or other antihistamine SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: As I stood in front of his kennel, Archer cautiously made his way to the front, too; sizing each other up, like students at a school dance. I noted his soft eyes, and the beginning of a wag as I started talking to him, which picked up velocity as he knew an outing was ahead. Enjoying the yard, Archer was a pleasure to watch; his well-muscled but thin body told of an athletic past. His spring-and-pause gait is like that of a dressage horse, another animal athlete, so elegant to see. Archer graciously and patiently accepted treats, and was curious about the dog in the next pen, putting a paw through as a bid for attention. The key to his heart is shaped like a ball, ideally a tennis ball. He exploded after them, then easily dropped them, allowing me to grab one for the next toss without a thought. A delightful track-star jock with a calm, sweet demeanor, this current king of ACC’s prom, and winner of so many hearts, is waiting to meet you today.
My medical notes are…
26-Apr-2018 Spay/Neuter Summary : Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed lateral to incision. Start 1 tablet of Rimadyl 100 mg SID PO x 2 days as pain management.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 23-Apr-2018
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Archer quickly approached the assessor and jumped up with a soft body. He jumped up several times throughout the assessment and was a bit distracted, focusing on the assistant and other things in the room. He allowed all handling.
Summary: Arhcer displays a tense body and begins to vocalize when attempting to greet both the male and female helper dogs. Archer is muzzled before off leash introduction. Once introduced off leash, Archer runs after the male greeter dog while displaying a stiff body and beginning to growl. He attempts to jump on the back of the helper dog, and is briefly interrupted by handlers. When given opportunity to re-approach, Archer repeats this behavior and is removed from the interaction. Due to the intensity and severity of these observations, a single dog residence is recommended for Archer at this time.
Date of initial: 22-Apr-2018
Summary: Archer was social, active, and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Archer so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: Single-pet home, Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments: Single pet home/no dog parks: Due to observations made during Archer’s introduction to the helper dog (chasing, growling) in addition to lack of available history, it is recommended that Archer be the only resident dog in the home at this time.
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Archer displays a very high level of activity at the care center and jumps up a lot on people. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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