CAESAR – 9193
Safe - 11-15-2017 Manhattan
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CAESAR – 9193
Intake Date: 10/08/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 2 years Sex: Male
Weight: 60 lbs
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1-2yrs Microchip noted on Intake? No History : stray Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – friendly, scared of scale but compliant for full exam, tail wagging, attention seeking Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective T = DNP P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: clean full adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Intact male- both testes symmetrical and smooth in scrotum; bladder small and soft but stranguria w/ hematuria at end observed during exam MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, symmetrical scabs on dorsal and ventral aspect of pinnae AU; otherwise healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: DNP Assessment: scabs on pinnae AU, stranguria/hematuria noted during exam but no evidence of urinary obstruction- ddx UTI vs. cystic calculi vs. prostatitis vs. other; intact male Prognosis: Good Plan: Urinalysis on free catch (floor) sample +/- bladder radiographs pending UA results SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to stranguria / hematuria
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Meatball alert!! This big headed, fun loving, affectionate dog with big paws, floppy ears and a smile from ear to ear is the most fun I had all day! From the moment we met he gave me a big stand up hug and a smile and I was smitten. Going potty was his major priority once we were out the door, and it seems that big city noises are not what he’s used to. Caesar cringed a bit at unexpected noises and movements, but big brave guy that he is, he took courage in hand and continued on. Off leash in the yard is where Caesar comes to life, as chasing a toy and playing with whatever he could find is what makes this boy happy. Caesar is stunning in his lush deep brown coat with bronze highlights, his tail never stops wagging, his smile and sense of fun is absolutely contagious, and while he’s happy to come over for some hugs, and pose for a photo, it’s the toys that make his day. He’s goofy, playful, affectionate and reminds me of a big footed goober as he prances around the pen. He’s an awesome dog waiting for his equally awesome new person. Stop by and meet him today!!
Another volunteer writes: Got toy? Then Caesar wants to meet you! Caesar is a big schmushy galoomph of a dog who loves to play and loves to give kisses. He play hard and he loves hard as his big personality is exuberant in everything he does. Going potty first, then it’s play, love, play, love, play, play, love. Fun, frolic, tail wags and big sloppy kisses await the lucky adopter of Caesar and the faint of heart need not apply. His big fabulous personality (just wait ’til he play bows to you) is looking for his human match. A toy box full, a face to kiss and lots of play time is what makes Caesar happy. Come meet him today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
Vet Notes: 1-/17/17 : Hx: Hematuria/stranguria on intake. Pt reported licking at his penis this morning. Urine in the kennel (staining the white blanket) is yellow – no sign of blood. R/O bladder or urethral stones vs. prostatic infection/BPH (BPH doesn’t typically cause hematuria). If signs continue, rec abd/pelvic ultrasound (and neuter).
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 10-Oct-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary: In the assessment room, Caesar quickly approached the assessor with a soft body. He displayed a high level of activity and movement on his assessment, being in constant motion, jumping up, and grabbing the leash. He became fixated on grabbing the leash in his mouth after tag and would not relinquish the leash.
10/10: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Caesar is cautious and backs away from approach. When solicited playfully, he offers an alert bark and jumps away.
10/11: Caesar is more comfortable when greeting a smaller, social dog. He shows mild interest in play when solicited, but does retreat when play becomes too exuberant.
10/12: Caesar engages in bouncy play with female dogs.
Date of intake: 8-Oct-2017
Summary: Upon intake, Caesar attempted to bite the rope and had a loose body.
Date of initial: 8-Oct-2017
Summary: During his initial medical exam, Caesar was social and attention seeking,
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Caesar 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: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to the jumpy and mouthy behavior that Caesar displays at the care center, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who are comfortable around large, jumpy dogs should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control
Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: Basic manners/poor impulse control: 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. Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: Caesar has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward (ex. walking away whenever Caesar’s teeth make contact with skin). On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Caesar has been reported to react to other dogs on leash, growling. Caear may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs and novel stimuli that may startle him. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior. Leash-biting: Caesar has been observed to grab his leash at the care center. We recommend walking him with a toy to give him something else to put in his mouth when on walks. Positive reinforcement, force-free trading only should be used.
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