CHUCHI – 20328
Safe - 2-17-2018 Brooklyn
CHUCHI – 20328
Care Center Location: Brooklyn; ZIP Code From: 11420; Intake Type: Owner
surrender; Medical Behavior: Green; Age: 8 years; Sex: Male; Weight: 15 lbs
DVM Intake Exam: Estimated age: 8 years. Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : o/s. Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – very sweet. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures Objective: P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear with nuclear sclerosis ou, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: adult dentition, no oral lesions noted. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: MI, 2 testicles descended
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dermatitis with scabs, papules, and thinning of hair on dorsum, top of head, and above tail base CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Dermatitis r/o allergies
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Start Dexamethasone 1mg IM SID x3d until 2/13 (first dose given). Start benadryl 2.2mg PO BID x7d until 2/18, recheck Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: ok to schedule for surgery
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake10-Feb-2018
Spay/Neuter StatusNot ApplicableBasic Information:Chuchi is an 8 year old, small mixed breed male who was not neutered prior to coming into the shelter. He came in with possible allergies and itching across his body, but has no known injuries. He has not seen a vet recently and was surrendered due to his behavior in the home.
Previously lived with:In home with owner and family
How is this dog around strangers?Chuchi will alert bark when people come in the home and remains shy for a while. His owner stated he is more receptive and approachable with females than he is male.
How is this dog around children?Chuchi has lived with children and keeps to himself. He does not like to play with remains a distance away.
How is this dog around other dogs?Chuchi has not spent time around other dogs.
How is this dog around cats?Chuchi has not spent time around cats.
Resource guarding:Chuchi’s owner has not tried to touch his food bowl previously, but he stated the dog will growl and snap if anyone tries to take away a toy or object from his mouth.
Bite history:Chuchi has no bite history.
Housetrained: YesEnergy level/descriptors:Medium
Other Notes: Chuchi does not listen when he is told to get off the furniture and his owner has not tried to push him off. He will struggle when his owner tries to bathe him but he will allow them to brush him. They have not tried to trim his nails previously.
Medical Notes: Chuchi came into the shelter with skin irritation on the top of his head.
For a New Family to Know: Chuchi is described as being excitable, independent and playful. He will follow some family members around when they are home and other times he keeps to himself. He sleeps on his dog bed, has been an indoor dog, and is house trained to go outside. He is well behaved when he is left alone in the house and does not know any commands. He walks on leash for exercise and pulls lightly.
Behavior Notes:Chuchi was alert during intake and growled when counselor tried to collar him. He walked well on the leash.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 13-Feb-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Chuchi was relaxed during the handling assessment; allowing all handling with minimal interest in the toy(sniffing , and walking away). No concerns were seen during the handling assessment.
Summary (1): Chuchi’s previous guardian reported that he has not spent time around other dogs.
2/11-14: When off leash in a group of small male and female dogs, Chuchi mostly avoids interacting with them and explores the yard.
Date of intake: 10-Feb-2018
Summary: Chuchi was uncomfortable during intake, growling when counselor approached.
Date of initial: 10-Feb-2018
Summary: Chuchi was shy but friendly, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner describes Chuchi as a friendly, independent, playful dog.
Chuchi displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: Chuchi displays resource guarding behavior in the home with food and may growl/snap; for these reasons we advise against a home with children at this time.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments:
Chuchi’s previous owner notes that he may growl when his food bowl is approached. We recommend that Chuchi be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Chuchi’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
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