COOKIE – A1124606
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COOKIE – A1124606
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/06/2017, From NY 10453, DueOut Date 09/12/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age:5-9 y Microchip noted on Intake? History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – tense, allowd full exam P = 60 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mod tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: sinus arthymia NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: overweight Plan no treatment Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
9/10. Vomited on 9/9. S/O. good appetite but large vomitus in cage that consists of undigested food. QAR, shy/anxious but friendly; warms up quickly. mm pk, sl tackyscant intermittent serous nasal discharge, no sneezing eupnic. abdomen soft, nonpainful; mild gas distension of stomach but no abnormalities
A: Vomiting-r/o stress vs GIFB vs dietary change vs pancreatitis vs metabolic vs other
P: abdominal rads
cerenia 0.5 ml SQ SIDi/d food
BEHAVIOR: KNOWN HISTORY: None 9/6/17 Neutered, Stray
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/10/17
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw.
Toy: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is stiff.
Summary: Cookie allowed all handling. When in possession of the toy, he became a bit tense when the hand went near it.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary
9/7: When introduced off leash to dogs, Andrew is fearful and keeps to self.
9/9: Cookie keeps only to himself.
9/12: Cookie is fearful and keeps to himself.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Upon intake, Cookie was scared.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/7/17 During his initial medical exam, Cookie was tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Cookie so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium-low level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5): Due to potential guarding behavior, as well as the level of fear he has at times displayed at the care center, we recommend a home without young children.
_X_Resource guarding: Potential resource guarding was noted on his assessment as Cookie was observed to become stiff when in possession of a toy. For this reason, we advise against ever removing items from Cookie’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment if the behavior presents a problem.
_X_Fearful: Cookie is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Cookie the option to walk away from any social interaction. Cookie should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Cookie’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Cookie would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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