COFFEY – 30827
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 6/11/18
COFFEY – 30827
Intake Date : 6/10/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: -, Age: 12 years, Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 56 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: Reported 12 years Microchip noted on Intake? Negative scan History : Owner surrender Subjective: BARH, some growling during exam, placed soft muzzle as precaution Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective : P = wnl R = wnl BCS = 5/9 with HL muscle atrophy
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: not performed PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Tense, not overtly painful, no masses palpated U/G: Spayed female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, moderate HL muscle atrophy, skin free of parasites, healthy hair coat, pink hairless skin nodules/skin tags at RF dorsal paw, three haired dermal masses along dorsum – all approx 1cm diameter, overgrown nails CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Externally normal Assessment: 1. Pink nodules at RF paw 2. Dermal nodules along dorsum 3. Muscle atrophy bilateral pelvic limbs – ro geriatric vs DM vs OA vs other Prognosis: Fair to good Plan: 1. Recommend FNA of dermal nodules 2. Continue to monitor while at MACC – specifically gait/HL mobility
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Basic Information: Coffy is a 12 year old, medium mixed breed female who was spayed prior to coming into the shelter. She was surrendered due to the owner passing away. Coffy has not seen a vet recently.
Previously lived with: 1 adult
How is this dog around strangers? Coffy has not been around strangers so her behavior is unknown. She is friendly around the family members she was exposed to.
How is this dog around children? Coffy has spent time around young family members who she is used to and was friendly and relaxed around them.
How is this dog around other dogs? Coffy has not spent time around other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Coffy has not spent time around cats.
Resource guarding: Coffy is not bothered by her owner touching her food and toys but it is unknown how she would react around a stranger.
Bite history: Coffy does not have a bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: Low
Other Notes: Coffy’s owner has bathed her outside and is not bothered. She has not had her nails trimmed. Coffy will alert bark when someone approaches the house or yard.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes : Coffy has possible arthritis in her rear hips.
For a New Family to Know : Coffy is described as being mellow and shy. She has been an indoor dog, likes to follow her owner around and eats both wet and dry food. She sleeps on her bed and is house trained to go outside on any surface. Coffy knows the command sit and down and walks on leash for exercise or runs around the backyard.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 12-Jun-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.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Coffy was relaxed and social during her handling assessment. She engaged with the assessor with a soft posture, but showed interest in the toy item.
PLAY GROUP :
Coffy’s previous owner reported that she has not spent time with other dogs.
6/12: When off leash at the Care Center, an attempt to introduce Coffy to a novel male dog was made. During the gate greet, Coffy immediately snapped and lunged when he approached her. Due to this behavior, a full off-leash introduction was not conducted.
6/14: Today, another gate greet was attempted with Coffy. She initially ignored the novel male dog before air snapping at him through the gate. Her warnings escalated, and she lunged at the gate when he moved away, so her session was ended. After a brief break, Cuffy returned for a session of counter conditioning. Coffy was given treats when she looked at the other dog and did not show any signs of reaction. She maintained neutral body as the helper dog was systematically moved closer to the gate. She was food motivated, constantly taking treats, and was able to stay focused on the handler instead of the other dog. She did show signs a stress when he was near; taking treats with a hard mouth.
Date of intake: 10-Jun-2018
Summary: Barking, growling
Date of initial: 12-Jun-2018
Summary: BARH, some growling during exam, placed soft muzzle as precaution
ENERGY LEVEL: Her previous owner describes Coffy as a friendly, relaxed dog. She is a young, social dog, who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: Single-pet home, Recommend no dog parks
Single-pet home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to the concerning behaviors that Coffy has shown during playgroup (see GROUPBEHAVIOR SUMMARY), we feel that Coffy should not visit dog parks and be the only resident dog. The Behavior Department recommends that she be socialized in a more controlled setting until her behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Coffy associate dogs with things she enjoys like toys or treats.
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