BRUISER – 12542
Safe - 11-17-2017 Brooklyn
BRUISER – 12542
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 11/13/17, Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green, Age: 14 years, Weight: 78 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~14yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : Owner surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior – BARH. Allows all handling; Objective ; P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9; EENT: nuclear sclerosis, chronic otitis externa AS, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: Mild dental tartar/gingivitis; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, generalized weakness, lameness, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, hyperplasia at lateral left front limb, bleeding between paw pads at palmar aspect; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Geriatric, hx of fracture repair when puppy in RH limb, lameness/weakness, wound/hyperplasia at LF lateral paw, otitis externa; Plan: Cleaned left ear and applied claro, Rec rimadyl 75mg PO q12 x 5 days, clavamox 500mg PO q12 x 10 days. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Scheduled for CBC/Chem; Prognosis: Good short term prognosis; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Bruiser is a 14 year old, tan and white, medium mixed breed male. He was not neutered prior to coming into the shelter, and the only injury he has is a healed injury from a broken leg when he was a puppy. He has not seen a vet recently. He was an owner surrender and has been in his home since he was a young puppy.
Previously lived with: In home with owner.
How is this dog around strangers? Bruiser is friendly and outgoing with strangers. He will approach them when they enter his house and seeks attention.
How is this dog around children? Bruiser has grown up with the owners two infant sons and is playful and relaxed with them. They all play and sleep together in the home.
How is this dog around other dogs? Bruiser has lived with another dog and was also playful and respectful. They never had any negative interactions together. He has interacted with the owners friends dogs and got along well with them too.
How is this dog around cats? Bruiser has never interacted with cats.
Resource guarding: Bruiser has no resource guarding.
Bite history: No bite history
Energy level/descriptors: Low
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
For a New Family to Know
Bruiser is described as being friendly, affectionate and playful. He allows his owner to bathe him, brush him, and trim his nails. He will alert bark when someone approaches the house, and is not bothered if he is disturbed while sleeping. He typically stays in his favorite spot during the day but will seek attention when he wants. He likes to play with balls, stuffed toys, squeaky toys and chew bones. He has been an indoor dog, easts dry food and is house trained to go outside on grass, cement and dirt. He is crated trained but is well behaved when left alone in the house free roam. He knows the commands sit, come, down and stay, and walks both on and off leash for exercise.
Behavior Notes: Bruiser was friendly and approachable during intake. He was seeking attention from counselor and enjoyed being pet.
My medical notes are…
Vet Notes ADDENDUM 11/16:
CBC/Chem: Mild leukocytosis and mild hyperglobulinemia
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 15-Nov-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Tag: This item was skipped due to medical issues.
Bruiser came into the room calm and relaxed, he was friendly and social towards the handlers.
According to Bruiserâ€™s previous owner, lived with another dog and was also playful and respectful. They never had any negative interactions together. He has interacted with the ownerâ€™s friendâ€™s dogs and got along well with them too.
11/16: When off leash at the Care Center, Bruiser greets the female greeter with a soft body. He slowly follows her around the pens, checking in on her.
Date of intake: 13-Nov-2017
Summary: Friendly and approachable
Date of initial: 14-Nov-2017
Summary: Calm and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: The owner reports a low activity in line with what we have observed in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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