CHOWDER – A1101548
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My name is CHOWDER. My Animal ID # is A1101548.
I am a neutered male black chow chow and border collie mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/14/2017 from NY 10468, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER SICK.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/18/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 64.6 LBS.
Parameters Results Reference Ranges GLU 124 mg/dl 74-143 BUN 10 mg/dl 7-27 CREAT 1.1 mg/dl 0.5-1.8 BUN/Creat 9 PHOS 4.6 mg/dl 2.5-6.8 CA 9.8 mg/dl 7.9-12.0 TP 8.6 g/dl 5.2-8.2 ALB 3.5 g/dl 2.2-3.9 GLOB 5.1 g/dl 2.5-4.5 ALB/Glob 0.7 ALT 35 U/L 10-125 ALKP 58 U/L 23-212 GGT 0 U/L 0-7 TBILI 0.2 mg/dl 0.0-0.9 CHOL 125 mg/dl 110-320 Na 155 mmol/L 144-160 K 5.5 mmol/L 3.5-5.8 Na/K 28 Cl 119 mmol/L 109-122 Osm calc 309 mmol/kg TT4 0.7 mg/dl 1.0-4.0
01/14/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/14/17 14:25 Basic Information Chowder is 6 years old and a chowchow/border collie. Socialization Chowder is shy around strangers for a couple of minutes but then warms up to people.He is not playful with children but he is gentle and allows them to pet him, he has lived with children ages 2 and 4. He is friendly around other dogs and sometimes playful too. He has not been around other cats before. Behavior Chowder is house trained but will use the bathroom indoors if he is not taken on his daily walk. He does not destroy household items. Chowder does not mind having his touched but he will freeze if you touch his body. He does not mind having his treats or toys touched or taken.He will resist when trying to bathe him but once in the tub he allows owner to bathe him. He likes being brushed. Behavior during nail trim is unknown. Chowder barks when someone approaches the door but is not bothered by someone approaching owner or family member. New Family Chowder has a low level of activity at home. While at home he rarely seeks attention and does not like to play with toys. He is kept mostly indoors. He is house trained but has accidents a couple of times a week. When left home alone he is well behaved. He knows the commands sit, paw and speak. He pulls lightly when on the leash and is not walked off leash unless in an open empty space because he gets easily distracted and will wander off. He is fed kibbles dry dog food twice a day and gets wet food three times a week. Behavior during intake Chowder entered shelter with tail tucked and gave whale eyes to councilor while scanning. Chowder growled at owner while he was taking of collar and dog shirt. Growls when in cage and fearful of barking dogs in cage next to him.
01/17/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Chowder has all the reasons to turn his back at us and face the back wall of his kennel. He was a family dog, shy initially with strangers but who lived in harmony with young children and was friendly to his peers. His owner became ill, unable to care for his pet anymore and Chowder was brought to the care center. Chowder does not want to deal with reality and decided that “hibernating” like a bear was the solution to his problem. Leashing him is not a piece of cake, but eventually I got his neck in the nose of my rope and off we went for a very long and slow walk around the park. Chowder is a very beautiful middle-aged dog whose care has been poor. He is overweight and his mostly absent coat has left his skin bare although not itchy. His face is majestic but bruised and reminds me of a handsome black Shepherd. “Who am I to take his human’s place?” I understand. I think I would feel the same way. I petted him on the head, then on his body. Chowder looked at me with eyes “full of reproach”. He stuck his little tongue out. I knew he was scared and confused. A good half an hour later filled with caresses and gentle words, Chowder sat next to me with his half body under my legs. His look was softer and his body less tense. Somehow, he had let me a little bit into his life. I so wish I would deserve it and be able to promise him that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. It could take a little bit of time for Chowder to get over his ties with his former family, but a warm and inviting new home and a caring person will hopefully rekindle the spark of life and love in him. Keep Chowder in your thoughts. He needs you.
01/17/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Altered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults, children ages two and four. Behavior toward children: Gentle Behavior toward dogs: Friendly and playful. Behavior toward cats: Unknown FG/RG: None reported. Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Previous owner stated that Chowder has a low level of activity. Other notes: Will freeze when his body is touched. Upon intake he growled at the owner and the counselor. SAFER ASSESSMENT: Due his current medical condition/health status, Chowder is not an appropriate candidate for a SAFER assessment at this time. The behavior department believes Chowder would benefit best from placement with a New Hope Rescue who can meet his needs medically and then assess behavior once he is in a stable environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Chowder to new and unfamiliar situations. PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/15/17 During his initial medical exam Chowder growled when touched. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner (The behavior department believes Chowder would benefit best from placement with a New Hope Rescue who can meet his needs medically and then assess behavior once he is in a stable environment.) Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Chowder has been wary of many forms of handling and has tolerated minimal forms of direct touch at this time. We recommend allowing Chowder to interact at his own pace, allowing him to initiate any form of engagement.)
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
01/15/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: 985121009094228 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 6y Mentation: QARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild-moderate staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: hyperpigmentation in areas with dry and flaking skin, thickest points vetrally, no lesions noted, demodex appearance, due to behavior did not skin scrape Hair Coat: alopecia over most of body Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: shut down and unwilling to move, wedged into corner of kennel and head down to avoid leashing, low growling once touched Medication: N/A, preventatives given
01/15/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
01/15/17 10:41 S: growling and showing teeth, good with muzzle O: BAR H AU: WNL OU: WNL Oral: no lesions, minor dental tartar Int: (1) alopecia with crusting and lichinefication over majority of mid-caudal trunk and limbs (2) approx 6cm diemeter firm SQ mass on L Lateral distal humerus/elbow, minimally moveable nonpanful Lnn: WNL CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pink moist mm Resp: clear lungs, eupnic Abd: SNP Repro: neutered male MS: 4x ambulatory no lameness, BCS 7/9, significant muscle atrophy in hind Neuro: mentation WNL, no ataxia, CPs WNL, PLRs & menace WNL A: malassezia pyoderma vs endocrine vs other benign vs malignant neoplasia vs other P: CBC: nonregenerative normocytic normochromic anemia (r/o anemia of chronic dz) Chem: machine malfunction, retry tomorrow T4: low 0.6 (r/o hypothyroid vs euthyroid sick) sedated with 0.6ml Dexdorm & 0.6ml Torb IV, reversed with 0.6ml Antesedan IM Rads LFL: no bony lysis, mass opacity consistent with fat FNA of mass: adipose and RBCs, r/o lipoma vs infiltrative lipema vs liposarcoma DSS = no mites 750mg Cephalexin PO BID x7d 200 mg Ketoconazole PO SID x 7d medicated bath px: good recommend monitoring mass on LFL, recommend TSH to rule out hypothyroid vs euthyroid sick Microchip: 985121009094228 Sex: neutered male Age: reported 6y Mentation: QARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild-moderate staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: hyperpigmentation in areas with dry and flaking skin, thickest points vetrally, no lesions noted, demodex appearance, due to behavior did not skin scrape Hair Coat: alopecia over most of body Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: shut down and unwilling to move, wedged into corner of kennel and head down to avoid leashing, low growling once touched Medication: N/A, preventatives given
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