DYNASTY – 26635
Safe - 5-10-2018 Manhattan
DYNASTY – 26635
Intake Date : 4/30/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 4 years Sex: Female
Weight: 69 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: Reported 4.5 years old – exam is consistent with this Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned POSITIVE on intake Microchip Number (If Applicable): 911002001470174 History : Surrendered. Hx of ear infections. Subjective: Alert, walks well on leash. Sniffling. Observed Behavior – Wagging tail but slightly tense. Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective : BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 6/9 EENT: AD moderate brown discharge and erythema. AS mild discharge and erythema. OU moderate epiphora. Mild serous nasal discharge. Oral Exam: Muzzled, not examined PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Sniffling. Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, no SS palpated. Mammary glands developed, cranial ones slightly pendulous. No mammary masses or vulvar discharge. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: 1. Current otitis and hx of otitis – concern for allergies 2. Sniffling, nasal discharge – R/O very early CIRDC vs. allergies vs. other Prognosis: Good Plan: 1. Cleaned ears during exam and instilled Claro AU 2. Benadryl 75 mg PO BID x14 days – consider repeating or changing treatment if needed 3. Monitor for CIRDC SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Velvet miniature land seal looking for love! “She’s gone on about 10 walks today,” a staff member says with a smile. And with a face like that, it comes as no surprise that Dynasty is already a favorite. But the mark of a good celebrity is making every fan feel unique and special, and, well, 4 year-old Dynasty has that act down pat. She greets me with a wiggle and a wag right up front in her kennel, as if I’m the first friendly face she’s seen. She is easily leashed and we’re quickly off, trotting towards the open sky, as the sound of more admiration falls behind us. The first order of business is “business” as it were, and Dynasty tends to that straight away. She initially pulls a bit on leash eager to explore, but the unseasonable warmth quickly gets the best of her, and our land seal flops right down to her belly. With a big, silly smile she nibbles on treats and happily snorts when my hand finds her warm, furry belly. And when the sun eventually grows too strong for me as well, I relax down in the grass right at her side, at which point she wiggles her way into my lap. Dynasty’s previous owner notes she spent time with a very young child and was relaxed, playful, and respectful with them. We’re also told our darling diva prefers the company of male dogs over female, presumably not quite ready to share that spotlight. Dynasty would do best with an experienced family who can give her plenty of rubs and ample snacks and preferably one with an Instagram account so the world can continue to enjoy this face. Velvet miniature land seal looking for love! And hopefully love is looking right back. A Hollywood ending for our celebrity girl. Dynasty is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Dynasty is a 4.5 year old, female, large breed dog. Client got her from a friend 3 years ago and unfortunately had to surrender due to not being able to keep her in his home. She was last at the vet last month for vaccines.
Previously lived with: 1 adult
How is this dog around strangers? Dynasty is friendly, affectionate around strangers. She plays gently with adults.
How is this dog around children? Dynasty spent time around a 1.5 year old child and she is relaxed, playful, and respectful. She plays gently with adults.
How is this dog around other dogs? Dynasty is good with male dogs but is reactive towards female dogs. She plays gently with male dogs. She does not play with female dogs
How is this dog around cats? Dynasty has never spent time around cats Behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding: Dynasty does not resource guard her food, treats, toys.
Bite history: Dynasty has never bitten another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other Notes: Dynasty isn’t bothered when held or restrained, disturbed while sleeping, given a bath, having paws touched, or if someone unfamiliar comes towards owner. She barks when someone unfamiliar knocks on door. She doesn’t go on furniture so behavior is unknown when being pushed off furniture.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes : Dynasty may sometimes get ear infections.
For a New Family to Know : Dynasty is described as a friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow. She has a medium activity level. Client liked that she could move your hand with her nose when she wanted pets. She loves to play in the park and will follow you around when you are home. She likes to lay with ropes and stuffed toys. She likes to play tug and is indoors only. She eats dry food and loves milk bone treats. She is house trained and rarely has accidents. She is well behaved when left alone and has never been crate trained. She knows how to sit, come, stay, and give paw. She gets exercise at off leash dog parks and pulls lightly when walked on leash and will stay close by your side when walked off leash.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Dynasty allowed counselor to collar, pet, and leash. She had a waggy tail and took treats from counselor gently.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 2-May-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Dynasty approached the assessor with a soft. She was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary: The previous owner of Dynasty reports that she may display “reactive” behavior toward female dogs. She has displayed interest in play with select male dogs in the care center. Based on observation and history, Dynasty may be most compatible with male dogs who are respectful and gently playful.
PLAY GROUP :
5/1: When introduced off leash to a male dog, Dynasty mostly keeps to herself and ignores the helper dog.
5/2-5/3: Dynasty greets politely and then mostly keeps to herself.
5/4: Dynasty greets politely and once she is in the yard with a male helper dog, she engages in bouncy play.
5/5-6: Dynasty keeps mostly to herself.
Date of intake: 30-Apr-2018
Summary: Dynasty had a loose body and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Dynasty is described as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Dynasty is reported to be reactive towards female dogs. Dynasty may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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