CHEERIO – A1124574
Safe - 9-16-2017 Manhattan
CHEERIO – A1124574
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, CREAM, SHIH TZU MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/06/2017, From NY 10009, DueOut Date 09/09/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 8y Microchip noted on Intake? n History : reports of lickig genital Subjective: Observed Behavior – shakinf, very nervous P = 80 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: sclerosis ou, AD hyperkeratotic no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, patellar luxation 2/4 both bilateral skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: lux patellas, otitis Plan: otibiotic no treatment for stifles at this time Prognosis: fair. patellas may develop arthritis SURGERY: Okay for surgery in house
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Date of intake 9/6/2017
Unaltered male, stray
Date of assessment 9/8/2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, briefly responds to squeak sound, does not engage
Summary: Cheerio appeared fearful throughout assessment, though tolerated handling.
Cheerio greets politely and wanders the pen.
Date of initial 9/7/2017
During his initial medical exam, Cheerio was trembling but allowed all handling.
We have no history on Cheerio so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center he displays with low to medium energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially in the behavior outlined below)
_X_ Fearful – Cheerio was timid but allowed all handling. He would do best with a slow approach, and being spoken to in a soft, gentle voice.
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