EFFIE – 8191 (Alternate ID – A1123832)
Safe - 2-18-2018 Brooklyn
EFFIE – 8191 (Alternate ID – A1123832)
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
FEMALE, BROWN, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/30/2017, From NY 10016, DueOut Date
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative, did not place Sex: intact female Age: appx 10m-1y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: no staining If abnormal BCS: WNL 5/9 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: RHL lame, can place on ground when resting but non weight bearing when walking, too painful to palpate (seems like cruciate tear) Behavior: allows handling but tense and nervous, painful but seeks comfort in handler Medication: oncall DVM rec 75mg rimadyl PO for night, preventatives given
09/01 : Hx: Found outside, brought to police who brought to ACC. Lame on RHL – rads show likely fracture of right femoral neck. Bone-opacity foreign objects in stomach – likely from a recent meal, no concerns for obstruction at this time. Mild papular pyoderma on ventral abdomen. On Rimadyl, Tramadol. S: Alert, energetic outside kennel, walks around willingly and allows most exam O: BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 4.5/9 EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Clean adult teeth, canines almost fully erupted but not quite. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet BV sounds Abd: Soft, nonpainful M/S/I: Toe-touching lameness on RHL, mild crepitus palpable in right stifle and hip. Good muscling in RHL when compared to LHL. Pt painful and muzzle-punches when I press on right hip. A: Fracture RHL, Mild pyoderma on ventrum, Bones in stomach Prognosis: Good P: Changing age to 10 months to reflect dentition. Start Clavamox 250 mg PO BID x10 days – continue until pyoderma is resolved. Increase Tramadol dose to 100 mg PO BID x10 days. Recommend orthopedic consult soon after placement. Temporary waiver from surgery for fracture and pyoderma
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Female, Stray
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog sits still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is crouching.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Squeeze 2: 3. Dog head flips while pulling back paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Effie appeared fearful at times during her assessment, especially during tag. She sought comfort from the assessor and remained close to her.
Effie is not a candidate for off leash interaction due to apparent medical status (lameness in hind leg). When introduced on leash, Effie allows the helper dog to sniff, though does not display any interest in reciprocating greeting, and remains seated in one place. Future introductions should be conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs.
During her initial medical exam, Effie was tense but allowed handling.
We have no history on Effie so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Fearful: Effie is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Effie the option to walk away from any social interaction. Effie should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Effie’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Effie would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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