DUCKIE – A1068765
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DUCKIE – A1068765
FEMALE, TAN, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 3 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/29/2016, From NY 10468, DueOut Date 04/07/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Sex: Female Scan: Negative Estimated age: 3 years as per owner Fleas: No flea dirt. S: Extremely nervous, trembling, tense body, frantically climbing up onto the shoulders of the restrainer. Became progressively more nervous and by the end of the exam was showing teeth. O: BAR-H, BCS 4.5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Mild tartar and gingivitis. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Tense M/S/I: Amb x4. Small circle (1 cm dia) of alopecia on right lateral thigh; skin in this area appears normal. UG: Female A: Apparently healthy female dog Short-term prognosis: Excellent P: Gave Activyl 4-14# during exam 1088
Owner came in to surrender Duckie A1068765 due to her husband suffering a stroke last night and being hospitalized. owner came in very frazzled and didn’t want to stay long and just wanted to put Duckie into a cage because she stated to me she will bite me. Owner explained that Duckie bit her yesterday when she went to pick her up to remove Duckie from her husband’s side (Duckie was very protective of him) so the home health aide/paramedics could help her husband. The bite left a bite mark on her left thumb that bled, she did not go to the hospital. she washed her thumb and put some peroxide on it.
Duckie A0168765 is a 3yr old female Chihuahua who was given to the owner by a family member and is being surrendered due to owner health. She was last seen at a vet in 2014 & currently has no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Duckie is shy for a few minutes. She’s spent time with two young children and was playful with them. Duckie hasn’t been around other animals. She doesn’t play much as her owners are elderly. Duckie did bite her owner last night as she was nervous while they were picking her up to move her away from her other owner. The bite left a small mark on their thumb and bled some. Besides this incident this was the only bite incident she’s had.
During fireworks/thunderstorms Duckie will shake, whine & bark. Her behavior for the following is unknown: having her food/food bowl/toys/treats touched/moved, being moved off of furniture or being disturbed while sleeping/resting. Duckie is nervous at first during bath time & nail trimming but doesn’t mind being brushed.
For A New Family To Know:
Duckie is described as friendly, affectionate, playful (at times), shy (with new people), mellow & fearful of new people as well with a low-medium activity level. Duckie enjoys ball, squeaky, stuffed toys & games of fetch/chase. She’s an indoor only dog who’s never been outside or on a leash. She sleeps with the owner and eats Stop N Shop brand wet & dry food 1-2x a day. Duckie is house broken and uses wee wee pads. Duckie doesn’t know any commands.
Duckie was very nervous and skittish however she allowed all handling. She preferred to be held and became more nervous once a leash was placed on her. Duckie. Duckie allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of, only while held as she was very anxious, did not stay still & kept attempting to jump off of the table. Duckie was then carried and placed into a kennel with ease, she will also jump out onto your shoulder or over your shoulder (if you let her) as you’re opening the kennel door so be careful.
When I approached Duckie’s Kennel she was in the back, low body, shaking and avoiding eye contact. When I opened the kennel door she bare his teeth and back away more. The kennel door kept swinging open because of the tilt and it was stressing Duckie, as well as another dog across her barking. I was able to get my rope around her and I tried to place a blanket over her but she began to yelp and frail around. I decided not to stress her out more so I grab a cooper rod to get my rope off her due to her snapping every time I place my hand in she kennel.
4/4 update: Duckie was at the back of her kennel as I approached. She is very scared of the rope, cowering, barking, and snapping at it. She does come to the front of the kennel when the rope is not there and WILL SLIP OUT THE BOTTOM. An ACO and I were able to leash her in the room, at which point she thrashed and spun around. We made it into the behavior room where at first she wander with a tucked tail and worried face, but became more comfortable and her tail level became neutral. She will come over to sniff, but any attempt to pet her was met with a head flip and lip curl. She went back into her kennel easily, but my attempt to use the copper tool to get her leash off made her panic, thrash and scream so I took her back out of her kennel and was able to clip her, bring her back into the kennel and remove my leash.
Update 4/5: When approaching Duckie’s kennel she begins to lower his body, her eyes become wide and she gives low growls. She lunges and bites at the rope when ever the handlers tried to leash her. If the gate is close and she is given a second to calm down she will approach the kennel door with a low head but tail wagging. It seems she wants to come out but reacts to leash. We tried to leash her a few times before deciding to give her another day due to stress.
Update 4/6-4/7: Duckie showed the same behavior in her kennel, but with the use of some tools, we were able to leash her and take her outside. Once outside, she explored the pen with a tucked tail and shaking body. Duckie gave me brief sniffs before walking away. She was not taken off leash. She crocodiled rolled a bit going back into her kennel.
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