JASON – 9942
Safe - 10-25-2017 Brooklyn
JASON – 9942
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
10 yr. old male, 6.4 pounds:
MEDICAL: 10/17: Estimated age: ~10yrs Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : stray; Subjective: Observed Behavior – BAR. Very difficult to handle, resists any restraint, vocalizing and struggling throughout entire exam; Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 4/9; EENT: Nuclear sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: Severe dental disease, halitosis, appears to have infection; 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, healthy hair coat – purple/blue staining at perianal region; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Geriatric, dental disease, R/O tooth root abscess rupturing below left eye; Plan: CBC/Chem scheduled for tomorrow. Rec clavamox 62.5mg PO q12 x 10 days, rimadyl 12.5mg PO q24 x 5 days
Prognosis: Fair; Good with appropriate treatment; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Basic Information:Jason is an elderly small dog. He came to the center as a stray dog.
Previously lived with:unknown.
How is this dog around strangers?unknown.
How is this dog around children?unknown.
How is this dog around other dogs?unknown.
How is this dog around cats?unknown.
For a New Family to Knowunknown.
Behavior Notes:During intake, Jason’s body was very tense and kept scurrying away from counselor and allowed limited handling. He did not allow counselor to pick him up. He screeched aloud when counselor tried to pick him up.
Date of intake: 17-Oct-2017
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Date of assessment: 19-Oct-2017
1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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.
2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Jason was a bit fearful during the handling assessment, trembles, with tail down, but allowed all handling.
Date of intake: 17-Oct-2017
Summary: Tense, allowed minimal handling.
Date of initial: 17-Oct-2017
Summary: Difficult to handle, vocalizing and struggling throughout entire exam
EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No young children (under 5)
Due to Jason’s response to some of the SAFER handling items, we feel he may be intimidated by small children.
Potential challenges comments:
Jason is timid with new people. He manages his stress well and has not escalated or shown any aggression, but he does need time to warm up to new people. He does best with a slow approach, and should be permitted to greet new people at his own pace and to initiate interaction (rather than being approached and pet immediately by a new person) so he has time to adjust and become comfortable before he is handled. He should be spoken to softly and gently.
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