CELIA – 7998 (ALT ID – A1126539)
Safe - 11-19-2017 Brooklyn
CELIA – 7998 (ALT ID – A1126539)
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/25/2017, From NY 11233, DueOut Date 09/30/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: approx 2-3 years Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Presents as stray. Nervous allows handling- used muzzle for vaccinations Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = 114 R = 30 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Mild tartar, Adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Intact female- no spay scar noted / palpated, developed mammary tissue MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently Healthy Plan: No medications necessary at this time. OK for surgery Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Celia is a very spunky girl, obsessed with treats, loves to chase the ball, and won’t hesitate to bark at you to let you know it’s time to throw it for her again! This little mama likes to stretch out and scratch her belly on the ground, and will never shy away from telling you she’d like another treat. In fact, after our time together today, it started to feel like she had me trained to be the quickest treat dispenser possible! Celia will sit nicely for treats eventually, after she tries jumping up and stealing them out of your hand a few times! She walks very nicely on the leash, seems to be house trained, and is more than ready for her forever home. Please come and meet this little character at the Brooklyn ACC today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Celia is a 2 year old female black and brown large dog who arrived as a stray surrender. Upon intake Celia was receptive to introduction with a loose body and allowed all handling. Counselor was able to scan for microchip (negative) collar and photograph. Celia walked well on leash and was responsive to guidance.
My medical notes are…
10/16/17 : Vet Notes
Erythema/pruritic belly noted on rounds board. Also, a decreased appetite
S/O: BARH. Active, attention seeking, allows all handling but becomes sensitive when touching her mammary tissue. EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No coughing or sneezing INTEG: Healthy hair coat, elongated nipples/mammary tissue, not lactating, one BB sized nodule in caudal right mammary chain that is very painful, shaved skin from spay is very erythematous with papules, allows all palpation – doesn’t appear painful/tender MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: Spayed, incision healing well
A: Small nodule along mammary chains-all have resolved except single firm nodule in caudal right mammary chain r/o mastitis vs MGT vs other
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Benadryl 2.2mg/kg PO BID x5d Recheck skin in 5 days Monitor appetite tomorrow Good prognosis
10/21/17 : Vet Notes
Erythema/pruritic belly noted after spay surgery-given benadryl x5d
S/O: BARH. Active, attention seeking, no c/s/v/d EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No coughing or sneezing INTEG: Healthy hair coat, elongated nipples/mammary tissue, skin no longer irritated, no dermatological abnormalities MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: Spay incision cdi
A: Small nodule along mammary chains-all have resolved except single firm nodule in caudal right mammary chain r/o mastitis vs MGT vs other Hx dermatitis post spay-likely from shaving pre-surgery-resolved
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Ok to d/c Benadryl Good prognosis
Details on my behavior are…
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered female, stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/26/17
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Celia came into the assessment room neutral, and social towards the assessor. Although Celia displayed high anxiety, vocalizing throughout the assessment. She was receptive to all handling, and showed no behavior concerns.
When off leash at the Care Center, Celia initially displays a soft body in a group of calm dogs. She briefly explores her surroundings before becoming assertive with another female. She heightens her body posture, raises her hackles and leans on the other dogs. She briefly responds to the handler interruptions. Celia was brought in as stray with two other resident dogs but limited information was provided, so her past behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Celia be placed in a home with male resident dogs that match her calm demeanor.
09/26/17: Celia displayed a soft body with both a male and female dog. She mostly kept to herself, exploring the pens.
09/27/17-10/02/17: Today, Celia displayed assertive behavior with a group of calm females. She approached and greeted them with a soft, neutral posture but as the session continued she became assertive and would stand tall and tense her posture while leaning on the female dogs.
10/10: Celia continues to keep to herself, while exploring the pens.
10/11-20: Today Celia engaged in gentle bouncy play- while displaying a tense posture. She jumps on the other dogs multiple times, and offers a few grumbles.As the session continues, she displays assertive posturing- persistently following the other dog. She mounts the male ignoring his body language.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR 9/25/17
Upon intake Celia was receptive to introduction with a loose body and allowed all handling. Counselor was able to scan for microchip, collar, and photograph. Celia walked well on leash and was responsive to guidance.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/26/17
During the initial examination Celia was nervous, but allowed all handling.
We have no history on Celia so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment.
Celia displayed medium energy and movement throughout assessment.
Celia will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the (behaviors outlined below).
_X_Anxiety- Celia has shown signs of potential anxiety in the care center, vocalizing (whining, howling) continually through the SAFER. This behavior was not reported at intake, and we have no known history on Celia, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment.
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