COOKIE – A1124373
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COOKIE – A1124373
FEMALE, BLACK / BROWN, SHIH TZU MIX, 12 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 09/05/2017, From NY 10306, DueOut Date 09/08/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary 9/5/17 DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 12 years; Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative; History : owner surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly at first but resisted clipping mats; Objective ; BCS 6/9; EENT: OU- corneal opacity, difficult to see with matting, AU- otic hair and debris, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: moderate dental calc, limited oral exam; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: FI, reducible umbilical hernia, no vaginal discharge; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, severe matting; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; matting; moderate dental disease; umbilical hernia; Plan; Prognosis: SURGERY: Okay for surgery; Temporary waiver due to Permanent waiver due to
Cookie is a 12 year old Shiatsu mix that has no past or current medical issues that the previous owner is aware of. Previous owner is unable to care for the dog, She is currently in and out of hospital and too sick to care for Cookie.
According to the previous owner, around strangers, Cookie is shy, Cookie does like to remain independent and keep to herself. With children (ages unknown) Cookie did not like to interact much and can be aggressive toward them. Cookie has never lived with another dog or cat, so behavior is unknown.
Owner has stated that cookie has bitten in the past but nothing that ever broke skin. She has never bitten another animal.
Previous owners stated that Cookie does have some behavioral issues. Cookies does defecate/urinate indoors. This behavior is also due to owners’ inability to take care of cookie properly. Another issue is that Cookie can act aggressive toward people that come over to house who she’s unfamiliar with. Cookie is not bothered by storms/ fireworks. When Cookies food/ bowl are touched Cookie will growl. Cookie will snap if bone/ rawhide/ treat gets taken away. Cookie also does the same if toy /object she claims is taken away. Cookie isn’t bothered when being pushed / pulled off furniture. Cookie also isn’t bothered being held / restrained or disturbed while sleeping. Cookie Is afraid of baths and will snap. Cookie does get bothered by having her nails trimmed. When an unfamiliar person approaches house or yard or family member, Cookie will bark and growl.
For a New Family to Know:
Cookie is described as independent and shy with a low activity level. When in the home, Cookie is the type to stay in her favorite spot in the house. One of the favorite things Cookies does that owner states are sitting on her lap throughout the day. Owner states that Cookies favorite activity is eating and sitting under the table waiting for scraps. Owner states that cookie does not like to play very much but does like to store her toys in special places. Cookie was kept mostly indoors and was fed dry dog food.According to previous owner, Cookie is partially house trained and would have accidents a few times a week. Owner stated that they did leave out wee pads where Cookie would relieve herself in the house. When left alone in the home,Cookie would be well-behaved. For exercise the owner usually would go for a slow walk on leash.
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