HORIZON – 21911
Gone - 3-5-2018 Brooklyn
HORIZON – 21911
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 3/1/18, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green, Sex: Male, Age: 8 years, Weight: 64.2 lbs, Original Location: 11208
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~8yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? No; History : Stray; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – Loose body language, tail wagging, attention seeking, allowed all handling; Objective ; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 3/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, cropped, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Mild to moderate dental staining, pink mm; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, alopecia, dermatitis and lichenification at ventral neck, callouses at caudal hip bones and proximal dorsal tail, very mild pododermatitis, dermatitis and scabbing of scrotum; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Senior/geriatric pet. Dermatitis (R/O allergies vs contact vs other), callouses, underweight; Prognosis: Good; Plan: Rec simplicef 200mg PO q24 x 7 days and 3x/day feeding for 7 days. Continue to monitor while at BACC; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age (also skin condition and underweight)
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 4-Mar-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.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 4. Dog freezes and/or growls.
Summary: Horizon was social and loose bodied throughout his assessment, however, when approached with a toy item he froze, hard stared and head flipped towards hand.
Summary (1): Horizon was surrender as a stay so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. Horizon is sexually motivated but is slow to engage in this behavior. He eventually explores the area, and occasionally solicits attention from handlers. The Behavior Department recommends that Horizon be placed in a home with resident dogs that are respectful and matches his calm demeanor.
3/2-4: When off leash at the Care Centers, Horizon displays a soft body when greeting. He is sexually motivated-genital licking and sniffing and slowly attempts to mount. It takes time for him to redirect his attention elsewhere, but he does eventually explores the area.
Date of intake: 1-Mar-2018
Summary: Sweet, calm, allowed all handling
Date of initial: 1-Mar-2018
Summary: Loose bodied, attention seeking
ENERGY LEVEL: Horizon displays a medium activity level in the care center; we cannot be certain of his behavior in a new home environment though recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children (under 13): Due to the observations made in the care center for potential resource guarding, we believe Horizon would benefit best from an adult only home at this time.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding: Horizon has been observed to freeze when approached with toy items. We recommend that Horizon be left alone while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Horizon’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
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