GEMMA – A1118367
Safe - 7-21-2017 Staten Island
GEMMA – A1118367
FEMALE, TRICOLOR, BEAGLE MIX, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/13/2017, From NY 10303, DueOut Date 07/13/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 11 years, Owner surrender, friendly BCS 8/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental calc PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: F MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, area of alopecia erythema and scabbing at right caudodorsum and proximal tail, approx 3 imch soft SQ mass at right axilla CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment obese area of dermatitis subcutaneous mass- R/O benign vs malignant Plan start simplicef 150 mg PO SID x 14 days recommend FNA and cytology of mass Prognosis: fair SURGERY: Permanent waiver at ACC due to age
A volunteer writes: I met Gemma this weekend and I fell for her right away, her tail never stops wagging and she has an endless supply of kisses to give. She has a love for food which is obvious since she is a bit overweight. Gemma walks great on leash, was friendly with the dogs she met on her walk. Gemma is just about the cutest beagle you are ever going to meet, if you are interested in adopting her stop by the Staten Island Care Center.
Gemma is an 11 year old female that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Gemma for 1 year but had to surrender due to personal problems.
According to the owner, around strangers Gemma is friendly and outgoing. He has been around a 2 year old child on a daily basis and children of all ages in the neighborhood and was always relaxed and playful with everyone. He has also been around other medium sized dogs both male and female on a daily basis and was relaxed and respectful around them. When Gemma would see a cat outside, she would bark. Gemma does not have a bite history.
Gemma is not bothered when someone takes away her food, treats or toys, being pushed off furniture, being held/restrained, when someone disturbs her while she is sleeping, having her coat brushed or when unfamiliar people approach the home or yard. Gemma does not like being given a bath or having her nails trimmed and will bark and growl and then try to run away.
For a New Family to Know:
Gemma is described as friendly, affectionate and mellow. She has a medium activity level and likes to lounge around rather than play with any toys. In the home, she liked to stay in her favorite spot. She was fed dry food only brand Alpo. Owner stated that Gemma was kept mostly outdoors but is house trained. When left alone in the yard, Gemma was always well behaved. Owner has never tried to leave her alone in the home so behavior is unknown. Gemma knows the cues sit and come. For exercise, she was taken on brisk walks on the leash or be let out in the yard to play. When on leash, Gemma pulls lightly when she is excited. Owner was able to walk Gemma off leash and stated that she would wander at first but then come back when her name was called.
Behavior during intake: Gemma had a loose and relaxed body during intake and was jumping on couselor during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a mc, collar and take a picture without any issues.
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