FIFI – A1103167
Safe - 2-12-2017 Brooklyn
FIFI – A1103167
FEMALE, BROWN / BLACK, BEAGLE MIX, 12 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason DESTRUCTIV
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/07/2017, From NY 11236, DueOut Date 02/10/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 02/07/17 Microchip scan neg F, 12 yrs. O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Friendly, allows all handling. ORAL: Mod. calculud, gingivitis. EENT: Nuclear sclerosis OU. 5 mm upper lid margin mass OD. AU – mod. tan/brown discharge, erythema, pruritis. Tympanum WNL AU. H/L: Gr2/6 left sided systolic murmur. Lungs clear, no coughing. ABD/UG: Palpation WNL. Female, no spay scar. Mod. enlarged nipples, no mammary masses. Small amount of clear brown discharge expressed from caudal nipples. MS: Mild hind limb musle wasting. Thickend right stifle. Amb x 4 with mild hind limb ataxia. BCS=4/9. NEURO: Mild right sided head tilt. No nystagmus. INTEG: Calluses on both carpi. A: Geriatric dog approx 12 yrs. Dental disease. Chronic otitis externa, head tilt likely secondary to otitis. Cardiac murmur – r/o mitral valve disease. R stifle DJD. Hind limb muscle wasting, ataxia – r/o due to DJD, spinal disease (IVDD, other), age related. P: Cleaned AU and applied Mometamax. Continue ear cleaning and apply Mometamx q 24 hours x 10 days. Start Rimadyl 25 mg 1.5 PO q 24 hours x 7 days. Good prognosis with appropriate management. Rec cardiac workup, dental cleaning. May need long term therapy for otitis.
Fifi is a 12 year old female, Beagle mix; she came to the family’s home from a previous owner. Fifi is being surrendered due to being destructive and the owner moving to a small apartment. Fifi has no known health issues or injures, and has not recently been seen by the vet.
Around strangers Fifi is very friendly and playful she likes to approach the individual for soft pets. She has lived in home with children of ages 9 and 10. Around the children Fifi is playful and likes to take naps with them. Fifi has lived in a home with other dogs and is usually friendly and allows the dogs to approach her and engage in play.
Fifi often defecates indoors and destroys the furniture in the home. During Storms or fireworks, Fifi isn’t bothered. If an individual tries to touch Fifi’s food bowl she isn’t bothered and allows it to be removed. Fifi loves to be held and is very affectionate. During bathing Fifi is slightly tense but will allow the individual to wash her. When an unfamiliar person or family member comes to the house or approaches the owner, Fifi barks at first, but becomes playful when the person approaches.
For a new family:
Fifi was described as playful, affectionate, and friendly by her previous family.
She has a high activity level and often enjoys playing with squeaky toys. Fifi is feed dry food of the kibble and bits brand, and chicken once a day. Fifi is not house-trained and has accidents in the home daily. Fifi goes outside to use the bathroom twice a day on the cement. When home alone Fifi destroys household items; she chew on the pillows, blankets and pulls down the drapes. Fifi has never been crate trained, and while on leash she does not pull. When taking off leash she will keep her distance and is difficult to catch.
When the counselor approached Fifi she was very friendly and allowed the counselor to give her a rub down. She was very relaxed in the admissions office and allowed the counselor to collar her and take a photo with no issue.
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