ELECTRA – 15073
Urgent - Manhattan
SUPER URGENT 12/27/17
ELECTRA – 15073
*** RETURNED 12/26/17 ***
Care Center Location: Manhattan; ZIP Code From: 11233; Intake Date: 12/26/17
Intake Type: Return; Medical Behavior: Green; Age: 1 year; Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 50 lbs
DVM exam post return: Recheck as adopter reports persistent bloody mucoid discharge from vulva that he noticed right after bringing her home; sometimes he notices blood in her urine but she appears to urinate normally; otherwise is doing well, has 2 more doses of doxycycline for previous CIRDC diagnosis. S/O: -BAR, friendly and energetic, allows all handling -mm pk, moist -no nasal discharge, sneezing or coughing -eupnic -soft abdomen, bladder too small to palpate -spay scar and tattoo noted on abdomen -prominent vulva, no obvious discharge or irritation A: 1. Bloody vulvular discharge-r/o UTI vs heat secondary to persistent ovarian tissue vs other. P: Dispensed clavamox 375 mg PO BID x 10 days Recommend urinalysis to lab +/- abdominal xrays if signs do not resolve or reoccur
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: She’s sleek, elegant, gorgeous, and looks like she’s wearing eye makeup applied by the finest make up artist. Her amber eyes match her amber coat, her tail wags at everyone we pass on our walk, and she’s so beautiful that there isn’t a person who doesn’t look at her with a smile. She potties the moment we’re outside, and she then loved meeting new staff with wiggles, and kisses, leaning in for some hugs. Electra is a bit shy on the street as First Avenue can be a cacophony of loud noises with trucks, motorcycles and loud music blaring form cars. But Electra is a trooper and with my promise that I’d keep her safe we get to the park. Squirrels and birds are fun to watch scurry around, but with some treats in my hand she focuses on them, and sometimes even shows off her ‘sit’!! Electra is a bit too thin in my opinion, nevertheless takes treats gently with a nom nom nom sound – so cute! An rare beauty in a gleaming coat, Miss Electra cordially invites you to stop and meet her today.
Another volunteer writes: She wears gorgeous eye makeup like the actress Carmen Electra, and is every bit as sexy. So very housetrained Electra bounces in her kennel when she sees a person with a leash, as her need is great and her kennel always clean. A caramel sweetheart, she sits when she sees a treat, gives hugs and kisses along with an easy tail wag, and is thrilled to just hang out in the park watching the world go by, squirrels, other dogs, people with shopping carts…we just sit and watch and cuddle. Off leash she loves a good game of tug, wags her tail at a dog in an adjoining pen and shows off a big smile. She’s a sweetheart with her movie star beauty, sweet manners and wagging tail. She knows life is better with a friend and is hoping to meet her forever friend today.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake 26-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter Status Spayed
Basic Information: Electra is a 1 year old female large dog. She is tan with a little bit of white in her chest. She was surrendered because the previous owner did not have time to take care of her.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults
How is this dog around strangers? Electra was friendly around strangers.
How is this dog around children? Electra was not around children.
How is this dog around other dogs? The client adopted and returned within a week and stated he did not had time to socialized her with other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Electra was not around other cats.
Resource guarding: Electra did not guard any resources but was reactive towards the leash.
Bite history: Electra did not have a bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: Very High.
Other Notes: Electra played exuberantly with adults. She was not bothered by storms and fireworks. She was not bothered when her food bowl, toys and treats were touched. She was friendly when pushed off furniture or when held or restrained. She was not bothered by baths or nail trims. She barked at strangers that approached her her home or family members.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know His previous owner described her as a friendly and excitable dog. Her activity level was very high. She really enjoyed running with her previous owner and enjoyed all sorts of toys including squeaky and chew-able toys.
Electra had a loose body and waggy tail upon intake. She was playing with her chew toys. She allowed all handling and collaring. She sat nicely for picture. She went inside her kennel calmly and willingly.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 1-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Date of assessment: 3-Dec-2017
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Electra approached teh assessor in teh assessment room with a soft body. She was social throughout, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
12/1: When introduced to a male greeter dog through the fence, Electra stiffens and low growls. No off leash interaction is conducted.
12/2: Electra is initially muzzled for her first off leash interaction. She greets with tense body but shows no concerning behavior. The muzzle is removed and she engages in brief bouts of soft play.
Date of initial: 2-Dec-2017
Summary: Electra was social and allowed handling.
We have no history on Electra so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she 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 her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
TM – Treatable-Manageable
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Electra has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them and barking. As Electra plays well with other dogs, this reaction is likely due to excitement and frustration, we recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior. She will need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs.
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