KLAUS – A1111164
Safe - 5-15-2017 Brooklyn
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KLAUS – A1111164
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 3 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition INJ SEVERE Intake Date 05/06/2017, From NY 11360, DueOut Date 05/06/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: 1 year, 3 months Microchip noted on Intake? no. Limping on the right pelvic for 3 days. Hx of left pelvic limb fx, fixed with plate and screw according to owner.BAR, likes to be pet, did place muzzle T =not taken P = 100 R = panting BCS=4.5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, non weight bearing 90% of the time right pelvic limb while ambulatory. toe touching while standing still CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment 1.lame ddx:suspect right cruciate vs mpl vs tibial tuberosity fx Plan Too late for sedation tonight, cannot complete orthopedic exam while awake. Plan to start rimadyl tonight, sedate for orthopedic exam and pelvic limb films tonorrow rabies, dhpp,deworm, flea/tick,microchip, Prognosis:
05/07/17 : Recheck right hind lameness, sedation for radiographs and palpation.
S/O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. HR=100, RR=20. MS: Toe touching lame right hind leg. Palpation to be performed under sedation. A: OK for sedation, radiographs. P: Sedated with Telazol 0.6 ml IM. Lat/VD hind limd rads: Bone plate present left femur. Mid-shaft femoral fracture right hind, with evidence of new bone formation. Palpation of right femur – instability mid-femur at fracture site. Assessment – Right femoral fracture, presence of new bone suggests callus is forming, meaning this is an older injury (poss 6 weeks or more).
Rec. placement and consult with orthopedic specialist for futher therapy. Ideally, surgical fixation would be pursued as healing will be delayed in this area if left alone. Conservative management is an option, but dog would need very strict cage rest for at least another 4-6 weeks – may be challenging given his young age and high activity level.
BASIC INFORMATION: Klaus is a brown/white American Pit bull terr mix. Klaus is 15 months old and neutered . Klaus was given to the owner 1 yr ago and has no known health issues. Klaus was last seen by a Vet Oct/2016. He has been surrendered to ACC due to owners residential move to a home that does not allow pets.
SOCIALIZATION: Klaus is friendly and outgoing around strangers, he has been exposed to children of all ages and is friendly and playful with the children. Klaus loves affection and loves to be around people. Klaus has been exposed to dogs and may be shy at first but warms up quickly and initiates play. Klaus may play somewhat rough and has never become aggressive while playing with another dog. Klaus was exposed to a cat once and attempted to get away from the due to fear. Klaus has not been exposed to any other animal and does not have a bite history.
BEHAVIOR: Klaus allows the owner to come near him and touch him while he is eating. The owner is able to remove any object from his mouth including bones. Klaus tolerates grooming and may bark when someone unfamiliar is approaching the home . Klaus will at times display separation anxiety and will whine or chew on door frame, the owner stated he will do cope with his anxiety if left with a large chew bone. Klaus has been trained to perform various tricks and commands, Klaus responds to commands, sit, stay, come, down leave it and performs tricks such as turning in a circle by saying the command turn, show your belly, give hug, gives paw and owner is able to place toys or bones on his nose while he stays still for a picture. Afte Klaus performs all tricks the owner will reward Klaus with a treat.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: Klaus is best described as a friendly, affectionate and playful dog, he has a high activity level and loves to go running in the park. Owners favorite things about Klaus include all of his constant hugs and cuddles. Klaus will follow the owner around the home when owner comes home. Klaus enjoys playing with squeaky and stuffed toys, he plays tug and chase. Klaus is kept mostly indoors and enjoys sleeping on a blanket or jacket laid on the floor, he will also sleep on owners bed. Klaus enjoys eating wet/dry food from any brand 2X daily, he also enjoys treats of any kind. Klaus is house trained and prefers to go potty on grass. When Klaus is left alone in the yard he is well behaved. Klaus will pull lightly when walked.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Neutered male, Owner surrender (lived in previous home for 1 year)
Previously lived with: Adults, has been around dogs, and children.
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing.
Behavior toward children: Friendly and playful.
Behavior toward dogs: Shy at first, but warms up quickly. Plays somewhat rough.
Behavior toward cats: A bit uncomfortable.
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Klaus is best described as a friendly, affectionate and playful dog, has a high activity level.
Other notes: Described by the Owner, Klaus responds to commands such as sit, stay, come, and down-leave it. Klaus performs tricks such as turning in a circle by saying the command; turn, show his belly, gives hug, gives paw. The owner is able to place toys or bones on his nose while he stays still for a picture. After Klaus performs all tricks the owner will reward Klaus with a treat. MUST SEE!
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Flank Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Flank Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Summary: Klaus displayed no concerning behavior during his assessment.
According to Klaus’s previous guardian, Klaus has been exposed to dogs and may be shy at first but warms up quickly and initiates play. Klaus may play somewhat rough and has never become aggressive while playing with another dog. Due to Klaus’s injury, an off leash dog-dog introduction will not be conducted at this time. The Behavior Department recommends that all initial introductions with resident dogs be conducted slowly and be under supervision.
Klaus was a calm and relaxed during his initial exam.
His previous owner reports a high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center. Klaus is enthusiastic, social dog. Klaus will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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