KAHLUA – 16798
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KAHLUA – 16798
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 12/23/17, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green, Sex: Female, Age: 1 year, Weight: 51 lbs, Zip Code: 10301
L V T Notes:Scan negative; BARH; AMBx4; Friendly,allowed handling; Female~1yr; Areas of localized dermatitis; Thickened skin/scabbing on head, pinnae, limbs; Otitis externa AU; No fleas seen; As per Dr.; Simplicef 200mg SIDx10 days; Rimadyl 50mg BIDx5 days; applied osurnia, reapply in one week
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Kahlua is a 1 year old female that has no previous or current medical issues that the finder is aware of. Finder had Kahlua for 1 weeks but had to surrender due to landlord issues.
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers, Kahlua is friendly and outgoing. She likes jumping on whoever approaches her and gives kisses.
How is this dog around other dogs? Finder did not have any dogs in the home so behavior is unknown
How is this dog around cats? Finder did not have any cats in the home so behavior is unknown
Resource guarding: Finder was able to take away Kahlua’s food, treats or toys.
Bite history: Kahlua does not have a bite history
Energy level/descriptors: High
For a New Family to Know
Kahlua is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable. She has a high activity level. In the home, Kahlua liked to follow the finder around from room to room. Kahlua was kept mostly indoors and is partially house trained. Finder stated that she would have accidents several times a day where she would urinate and defecate. When left alone in the home, Kahlua chewed on the finder’s tv stand. In the home, she was fed dry food only brand Pedigree. Kahlua knows the cues come. For exercise, she was taken on both slow and brisk walks on the leash. When on leash, she tends to pull very hard. Finder has never tried to walk animal off leash so behavior is unknown
My medical notes are…
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 1 year; History : stray; Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly; Objective ; BCS 5/9; EENT: OU-periocular alopecia and erythema, AU-erythema, swelling, and scabbing, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: minimal dental calc; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: FI, no vaginal discahrge; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, erythema and patchy alopecia at dorsal paws and face ; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; otitis externa; dermatitis- R/O underlying atopy vs food allergy vs mites vs other; Prognosis: fair; Plan: continue simplicef and osurnia; start diphenhydramine 50 mg PO BID x 14 days; recommend hypoallergenic diet trial; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Details on my behavior are…
Animal Name: Kahlua
Age: 1 Year 3 Weeks
Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date: 12/26/2017
Date of intake: 23-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray (with Finder for one week)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and social
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a high activity level
Other Notes: Finder reports when left alone, Kahlua chewed leg of a tv cart.
Date of assessment: 26-Dec-2017
Look: 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.
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: 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. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Kahlua showed minimal interest in Toy, though this may be due to outside distraction as she was playfully engaging with toys in the lobby with a visiting family, including two young children under the age of 5.
Kahlua was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
1/02: When off leash at the Care Center, Kahlua greets the helper dog with a soft body. She solicits play with paw slaps and chest bumps, and eventually explores the pens when the helper dog does not reciprocate.
1/03: Kahlua displayed a slightly tense posture and raised hackles when greeting a soft female dog. She tolerates the other dog’s muzzle licks and explores the pens while maintaining her tense posture.
1/9: Today, Kahlua displayed an assertive posture and offered chin overs when introduced to a playful male dog. She tolerates his genital sniffs but quickly paw slaps him and chest bumps him with a tense posture when he continues to solicit play.
Date of intake: 23-Dec-2017
Summary: During intake, Kahlua was social and allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 23-Dec-2017
Summary: during her initial medical exam, Kahlua allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Finder describes Kahlua as having a high activity level. Kahlua is a young, social, enthusiastic dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: House soiling, Destructive behavior
Potential challenges comments:
House-soiling: Kahlua is reported to have accidents in the house, and appears not to have been house-trained in the past. She will need guidance and consistency to learn to eliminate outside. We recommend crate training (the crate must be made positive and never used as a punishment), frequent walks, rewards for eliminating outside (treats, toys, games), and consistent feeding schedule. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse. Crate training will also help with any discomfort when left alone. She should be left with high value treats and chews so the crate has positive associations and becomes something Kahlua looks forward to.
Comments: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially regarding the behaviors listed)
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