CHIP – A1116182
Safe - 6-26-2017 Brooklyn
CHIP – A1116182
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED/ NO CHILDREN**
FEMALE, TAN, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 10 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/22/2017, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 06/25/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 10 yr Microchip noted on Intake none History : found in street Subjective: stray Observed Behavior – timid Objective timid ARH P = wnl R = wnl BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes nuclear opacity ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: advanced dental disease mobile incisors, heavy tartar obscures all teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female, MGT about pea sized near umbilicus MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment geriatric mgt advanced dental disease Plan Prognosis: fair depends on mg tumor benign vs malignant SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to geriatric
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered female, stray
Previously lived with: Unknown
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity:2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body tense with her mouth closed.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1& 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Toy: 1.. No interest.
Summary: Chip was difficult to remove out the kennel (barking, baring teeth and lunging). A blanket was used to remove her out of the cage. Once she was in the assessment room she was calm, became approachable and social, allowed all handling items.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Chip mostly keeps to herself in a group of small male and female dogs. She is tolerant of their face to face greetings.
6/22/17: Upon intake, Chip displayed a tense body and appeared frightened. After some time, Chip warms up and begins wagging tail. Allowed all handling and scanned negative.
6/22/17: Chip was timid during initial exam.
ENERGY LEVEL: Chip displays a low activity level in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home
_X_No children (under 13)- Due to how uncomfortable Snow is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
_X_Fearful- The behavior department recommends allowing Chip to approach her potential new adopters at her own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Chip to new and unfamiliar situations.
_X_Kennel presence- While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Chip may show behavior similar to what she is currently demonstrating in her kennel. We recommend potential adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations.
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