COLETTE – 24590
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COLETTE – 24590
Location: Manhattan; Intake Date: 4/6/18; Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: — ; Sex: Female; Age: 10 years; Weight: — lbs
Original Location: 10453
[LVT Intake Exam]: Microchip Scan: negative, placed 981020025288670 Observed Behavior: allows all handling but tense when lifted. Sex: intact female. Estimated Age: appx 10y+ Subjective: older animal with advanced dental disease and opacity to eyes (cataracts vs nuclear sclerosis)Eyes: opacity, normal PLR and menace. Ears: clean. Oral Exam: heavy calculus on remaining teeth, many teeth missing, odorous, loose insertions. Heart: possible abnormal heart sounds (dog was panting throughout) Lungs: WNL. Abdomen: WNL. Musculoskeletal: WNL 5.5/9 BCS. Mentation: BARH Preliminary Assessment: dental disease, geriatric status Plan: DVM intake
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake:6-Apr-2018
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):Stray (With finder for one month)
Previously lived with:An adult, a child (age 4), and a cat
Behavior toward strangers:Timid and afraid
Behavior toward children:Friendly and tolerant of the child she lived with
Behavior toward cats:Friendly
Resource guarding:None reported
Bite history:None reported
Energy level/descriptors:Colette is described as shy, mellow, and independent with a medium level of activity.
Date of assessment:8-Apr-2018
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity:2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag:2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
Paw squeeze 1:2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy:1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:Colette approached the assessor in the assessment room a bit hesitantly. She was tense during the assessment and moved away at times, but allowed all handling.
Summary (1):4/7-9: When introduced off leash to other dogs, Colette keeps mostly to herself.
Date of intake:6-Apr-2018
Summary:Colette was tense, jumpy, and bared teeth.
Date of initial:7-Apr-2018
Summary:Colette was tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:Colette is described as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments:No children: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Colette may be intimidated by children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at her own pace.
Potential challenges comments:Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Colette is reported to be fearful with new people and is fearful at the care center, having growled at handlers. It is important to always go slow and give Colette the option to walk away from any social interaction. Colette should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Colette’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Colette would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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