DIESEL – A1105461
Safe - 5-3-2017 Manhattan
DIESEL – A1105461
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STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/06/2017, From NY 10456, DueOut Date 03/09/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan neg. approx 2 yo MI PBT. finder has been feeding Diesel in neighborhood for past year. BCS 5/9. EENT: Eyes clear, AU erythematous ear canals, AU pinnae crusting along edges with pinpoint ulceration , no nasal discharge noted. no significant dental tartar. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: intact male soft symmetrical testis, no dc at prepuce. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, generalized hyptrichosis to alopecia and dry scale over body and limbs sparing the face, interdigital erythema, erythema on ventral abd, multifocal thickened scabbing lesion down back and lateral thighs. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: formed stool, prostate not palpable, anal gg empty. Assessment : dermatitis, interdigital dermatitis. Plan : DSS negative for mites, 50mg Benadryl PO BID x14d, 500mg Cephalexin PO BID x 21d, temporary waiver from surgery for dermatitis. 57 lbs
Meet Diesel! I’m in love! He’s a super handsome young male black & white American Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix who the finder and others have been feeding for a little over a year in the neighborhood in the Bronx. They all know him as Diesel and say he’s a good, smart, sweet dog that loves everyone and doesn’t bark (even if other dogs are barking and or lunging at him). The finder isn’t able to keep him and decided to bring him in as Diesel isn’t in as good a shape as he was and thought it best for him to be brought in.
During intake Diesel had a loose body and initially would move away from me but once I gave him some Blue Buffalo Blue Bits training treats he was my bff (loved them!) then came out his wiggly, sweet side. He allowed all handling; Diesel allowed to be scanned (-), collared and taken pictures of. Diesel walked nicely alongside me and didn’t want to go into his kennel on his own and had to be lifted into it which he didn’t seem to mind.
Unaltered Male, Stray
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Flank was used due to medical. Diesel displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
3/7: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center Diesel is nervous and attempts to avoid approach.
3/8: Diesel begins to open up and approaches and engages politely with male and female dogs.
During his initial medical exam, Diesel was relaxed and allowed handling.
We have no history on Diesel so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for a home with an average adopter)
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