ARIES – 14815
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ARIES – 14815
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
Intake Date: 11/28/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender,
Medical Behavior: Green, Age: 1 year, Sex: Neutered Male, Weight: 47 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:1 year; Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative; History : owner surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly, very active; Objective ; BCS 5/9; EENT: OU- mild conjunctival hyperemia,no discharge, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mild dental calc; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities ; Assessment; conjunctival hyperemia- R/O increased blood pressure due to excited, hyperactive vs allergies vs other; Prognosis:good; Plan: monitor eyes; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Aries is a 1 year old male that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner had Aries for 11 months but had to surrender due to being evicted
Previously lived with: 1 Adult, 1 child
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers, Aries is relaxed and playful.
How is this dog around children? Owner had a 3 year old child in the home and stated that Aries was always respectful and playful with the child
How is this dog around other dogs? Owner did not have any dogs in the home so behavior is unknown. When the owner would take Aries for a walk outside and Aries would see another dog, he would remain respectful.
How is this dog around cats? Owner did not have any cats in the home so behavior is unknown
Resource guarding: Aries is not bothered by having his food, treats or toys taken away
Bite history: Aries does not have a bite history
Energy level/descriptors: High
Other Notes: Aries is not bothered when someone tries to hold him back or restrains him, being pushed off furniture, being given a bath, having his nails trimmed, having his coat brushed and being disturbed when sleeping. When someone would approach the home, Aries would bark at first.
For a New Family to Know
Aries is described as friendly, playful and excitable. He has a high activity level and likes to play with all types of toys. In the home, he was the type to follow the owner around from room to room. Aries was kept mostly indoors and is partially house trained. He would have accidents several times a week where he would urinate and defecate in the home. When left alone in the home, Aries was well behaved. He knows the cues come and stay. For exercise, Aries was taken on slow and brisk walks on the leash. When on the leash, Aries pulls very hard. Owner was able to walk Aries off leash and stated Aries would wander around at first but then come back when his name was called.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 30-Nov-2017
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
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.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Aries displayed no behavior concerns during his handling assessment, consistently soft and wiggly, social and interactive.
Date of intake: 28-Nov-2017
Summary: During intake, Aries was soft and allowed all handling.d
Date of initial: 28-Nov-2017
Summary: During his initial medical exam, Aries was social and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: His owner describes Aries as having a high level of energy which matches what we have seen in the care center. Aries is a young, social, enthusiastic dog who will benefit from daily mental and physical activity such as toys and long lasting chews like kongs and nylabones.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Potential challenges: House soiling
Potential challenges comments: It is reported Aries may have occasional accidents in the home. He may benefit from crate training, a regular feeding and walking schedule, and praise/petting/treats whenever he appropriately eliminates outside. Accidents should never be punished as that may decrease the human-animal bond and potentially make the problem worse. We only recommend positive, reward based training.
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