CHICKORY – 21839
Safe - 3-14-2018 Manhattan
CHICKORY – 21839
Intake Date : 2/28/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 5 years Sex: Male
Weight: 62 lbs
DVM Intake : Estimated age:4-6 y Microchip noted on Intake?n Microchip Number (If Applicable): History :stray Subjective:history limping lhl Observed Behavior -allows exam, wags tail, seeks petting Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective : T = P =60 R =wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam:minor stains on teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G:2 testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4 slight limp hard to localize. reported lhl, I thought lfl. abrasion on lfl skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: slight limp Prognosis:good Plan:neuter gave carprofen 2.4ml (120mg) once SURGERY:
Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: It is quite rewarding to teach and get results from a student. Would not it be wonderful to introduce Chickory to the carefree, leisurely , comfortable and happy life of a beloved pet ? Chickory has clearly been fed and housed and he knows his way around people. He walks remarkably well on the leash and although showing interest in his own kind, is civil to them in the street. His kennel is clean, orderly and he appears rather house trained. Still, Chickory does not seem to be knowledgeable of all the “spoiling” many of us indulge our pets with. He spat out at first my dry liver treats then came back for them. More please. He seemed all surprised by my caresses but then, appeared to welcome them at our second encounter. Indeed, there is more to life than basics. Chickory needs to be shown the way to a new life as a beloved and loving pet. Come and meet Chickory at the Manhattan Care Center. Make his wildest dream come true, being your forever and loyal best friend.
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My medical notes are…
4-Mar-2018 Vet Notes:
S/O: Reported lameness. at the time of examination Chickory showed mild amount of stiffness in the hind-end. Flexion and extension of hind-legs showed no obvious areas of pain. Palpation and pressure on the dorsal spin showed no pain. The left hind showed a grade 1/5 lameness with a limited extension during gait. A: Mild osteoarthritis of the pelvic join vs MSK injury P: Benign neglect If lameness persists refer to veterinarian for full orthopedic examination.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 1-Mar-2018
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.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
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: Chickory approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP :
3/1: When introduced to the helper dog on leash, Chickory stiffens and hard barks. Off leash is not conducted due to medical condition.
Date of intake: 28-Feb-2018
Summary: Chickory had a loose body and was receptive to handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Chickory so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: When Chickory arrived at the care center, he was initially aloof. However, when given some time, he has warmed up and become social with handlers while engaging outside the kennel.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: On leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Chickory has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them and barking. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior. He will need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs.
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