GUMMY BEAR – 9514
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 10/12/17
GUMMY BEAR – 9514
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED/NO CHILDREN**
Location: Brooklyn; Intake Date: 10/11/17; Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: –; Age: 8 years; Sex: Male
DVM Intake Exam: Estimated age: 10 years; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : stray; Subjective: BAR, hydrated; Observed Behavior – frightened, needs firm restraint and rope muzzle for treatment/exam; Objective
P =120 R = wnl BCS: 5/9; EENT: NSOU, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: worn dentition
PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: male intact, both testes descended and symm. ; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, pelvic protective gait (suspect mild hip dysplasia), skin free of parasites, no masses noted, matted hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: geriatric with worn dentition, possible hip dysplasia; Prognosis: good
Plan: consider survey hip rads, will need sedation. continue to monitor at ACC; SURGERY: permanent surgical waiver due to age.
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 16-Oct-2017 11:50:49.000
Animal ID: 9514
Animal Name: Gummy Bear
Age: 10 Years
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date: 10/13/2017
Date of intake: 11-Oct-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Other Notes: Gummy Bear seems to have a limp in the care center and walks slow during his walks.
Date of assessment: 13-Oct-2017
1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Gummy Bear was quiet but anxious and panting in the assessment room. He was a bit uncomfortable but after some time he became relaxed and allowed handling with a slow approach towards the handlers.
When off leash at the Care Center, Gummy Bear is social and calm. He explores his surroundings most of his sessions, and is tolerant of play solicitations. Gummy Bear was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Gummy Bear be placed in a home with resident dogs that match his calm sociability.
Date of intake: 11-Oct-2017
Summary: Very sweet and allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 12-Oct-2017
Summary: Frighten, needs firm restraint
ENERGY LEVEL: Gummy Bear displays a low activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
No children-Due to how uncomfortable Gummy Bear is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Fearful-The behavior department recommends allowing Gummy Bear to approach his potential new adopters at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Gummy Bear to new and unfamiliar situations.
Handling/touch Sensitivity-Dog has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over him. It is important to always go slow and give dog the option to walk away from any social interaction. Dog should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Dogâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Dog may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
Potential challenges: Handling/touch sensitivity
Other: 10/13 Experience(Adult only home)
Gummy Bear was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
10/12: When off leash at the Care Center, Gummy Bear greets with a high vibrating tail. He explores his surroundings, mostly keeping to himself. He is tolerant of a conflicted player soliciting him, while displaying a tense posture.
10/12-15: Gummy Bear greets with a high vibrating tail. He explores his surroundings, mostly keeping to himself. He is tolerant of a conflicted player soliciting him, while displaying a tense posture. He tolerates play solicitations, and assertive mounting from a female dog.
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