FUDGE – 17520
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FUDGE – 17520
Care Center Location: Manhattan, ZIP Code From: 10035, Intake Date: 1/2/18
Intake Type: Owner surrender, Medical Behavior: Green, Age: 11 years, Sex: Male
Weight: 16 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:reported to be 11 years, age consistent with exam; History :owner surrender as owner does not have time or funds to care for him; history of increased water intake and urination; hematuria noted during play group this morning; Subjective:BAR; Observed Behavior -friendly, allows handling for exam; Evidence of Cruelty seen -moderate matting along distal limbs, overgrown nails but none grown into pad; Objective ; BCS 5.5/9; EENT: ; -OU: mature cataracts, cornea appear dull with mucoid discharge, suspect KCS; -no nasal discharge or sneezing; -mild tracheal sensitivity on palpation; -AU: clean; Oral Exam:mm pk, tacky; CRT <2 sec; severe calculi formation, especially along back teeth; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: soft, nonpainful, slightly doughy; no palpable abnormalities; U/G: male intact, 2 scrotal testicles; MSI: ambulatory x 4 with no obvious lameness; overgrown hair coat with circumferential matting along distal limbs, no obvious secondary wounds; sebaceous cyst over caudal dorsum; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: prostate severely enlarge; Assessment; 1. Geriatric; 2. h/o pu/pd-r/o UTI vs prostatitis vs metabolic dz vs paraneoplastic; 3. Hematuria-r/o bladder stones vs UTI vs other; 4. Cataracts; 5. KCS, suspected; 6. Dental disease; 7. Sebaceous cyst; Prognosis:fair; Plan: -optimmune OU BID ; -clavamox 125 mg PO BID x 14 days; -carprofen, 0.6 ml SQ tonight, then continue 25 mg PO SID x 7 days; -recommend CBC/chem; -abdominal rad to r/o urinary stones; SURGERY: permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Fudge is a cute poodly gent, well groomed in his curly ebony coat. He is a his door, waiting to be picked up and go for a stroll. He gets many walks a day as he is quite an easy going little dog. A good walker he is , voiding on the way and wagging his tail at every pooch he meets. I was told that he enjoys his time in playgroups with his peers. He will sit on command and complies for the photo shoot, treats following as a reward, of course. He does not mind to be hauled on the lap for cuddle time. Fudge was released to us by his long time family as they could not care for him anymore. He is said to be good with strangers , playful with kids and fine with cats.Fudge comes with ailments often seen with aging and needs a new owner fond of the elderly and experienced in the care of older pets. Fudge needs to spend his golden years , respected and loved. He will need you very soon so come and meet him today at the Manhattan Care Center.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Fudge is a roughly 11 year old small dog whom was gotten from a neighbor and was kept in the same home for 11 years. Unfortunately due to personal problems he was unable to be kept.
Previously lived with: 2 adults
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers Fudge is described as shy for a few minutes and plays gentle and exuberantly
How is this dog around children? Around small children Fudge is described as respectful, playful and plays gentle and exuberantly
How is this dog around other dogs? Around large dogs Fudge is described as fearful but is respectful and relaxed around other small dogs and plays gentle.
How is this dog around cats? Fudge has been socialized with one cat and is described as relaxed and respectful.
Resource guarding: Fudge is described to have resource guarding with his toys and will snap and attempt to bite. He also snaps when attempting to touch his paws.
Bite history: Fudge has no known bite histories.
Energy level/descriptors: medium energy level
Other Notes: Fudge is known to use the bathroom indoors, will bark when he hears someone outside of the door and isn’t bothered with loud storms and fireworks. He isn’t bothered with having his food touched but will growl and snap when someone attempts to touch his toys. He isn’t bothered with being disturbed while asleep and being brushed. He is afraid of being given a bath and snaps when attempting to cut his nails. He will bark occasionally when unfamiliar people approach his home or owner.
Medical Notes : Fudge was last taken to the vet last year for a checkup and vaccinations. 5 years ago he got into a incident with a large dog and needed to get stitches.
For a New Family to Know : Fudge is described as friendly, affectionate, shy, playful, mellow, independent and excitable. He loves bones and enjoys cuddling with stuffed animals. He will play chase, prefers to sleep on his own dog bed and ate Kibbles n Bits wet and dry food 3-4 times a day. When he is left alone he will use the bathroom, has never been crate trained, enjoys belly rubs, doesn’t pull on leash and off leash will wander but come when he is called.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake Fudge allowed most of the handling. He came in with a wagging tail. Once approached Fudge would cower but still have a wagging tail. When counselor attempted to collar Fudge tensed up but allowed being collared.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 3-Jan-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 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 follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Paw squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog sits, mouth open or lip long.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog sits, mouth open or lip long.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Fudge approached the approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. His paws were not handled due to his owner stating he snaps when his paws are touched. He allowed all handling during the assessment.
PLAY GROUP :
1/3: When introduced off leash to other dogs, Fudge greets politely and follows dogs, wanting to engage further.
1/5-1/6: Fudge greets all dogs politely with wagging tail, following to sniff.
Date of intake: 2-Jan-2018
Summary: Fudge tensed when collared but allowed other handling.
Date of initial: 2-Jan-2018
Summary: Fudge allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Fudge displays a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to Fudge’s previous owner reported that he snaps when his paws are handled and when his toys are taken, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding, Handling/touch sensitivity
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: Fudge’s previous owner reported that he will snap over his toys. For this reason, we advise against ever removing items from Fudge’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment.
Handling/touch sensitivity: Fudge is reported to snap when his paws are handled, showing discomfort with touch in certain areas. It is important to avoid touching Fudge’s paws at this time and to be cautious when touching him in other areas as we do not know where he may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Fudge to be more comfortable with this.
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