KOKOA – A1107633
Safe - 4-8-2017 Manhattan
KOKOA – A1107633
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, BROWN, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 12 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 04/01/2017, From NY 10459, DueOut Date 04/04/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Mentation: QARH Eyes: LS OU Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: G1 ddz If abnormal BCS: generalized muscle wasting 4/9 Skin: dry flakey coat Hair Coat: WNL ABD: SNP LN wnl MS: amb x 4, very uncomfortable on L hip extension; RH paw supination, thickened metatarsal phalangeal joints #2 and 5 on hind feet; mild TL sensitivity CNS: No scuffing of hind digits , CP wnl, but with weakness Behavior: allowed handling but tense and nervous A: Suspect osteoarthritis; RH paw over supination P: Recc rimadyl PO BID Recc rescue and radiographs RH foot, possibly orthotic for posture correction and to prevent exacerbation Prognosis fair
A volunteer writes: It’s clear when spending time with Ms. Kokoa that she was a beloved member of her family until her family fell on hard times. Her coat shines, she’s social and easy, and when I approached her kennel she came forward immediately ready for a walk. She steps out carefully as she’s vision impaired, and walks gently on the leash. Her back legs wobble slightly from time to time, but she’s game for a walk to the park after going potty. Ignoring other dogs we pass, she stays nicely by my side, softly takes some treats and we sit in the sun together for a while enjoying the day and each other’s company. Kokoa waits patiently as I take photos of another dog, enjoying the sun on her silky coat. She enjoys being pet, and has that gentleness and acceptance of all things that come with age and wisdom and having known a good home. She’d love a retirement home in which she can enjoy her golden years to their fullest. A soft bed, easy walks, nutritious food and lots of love is what this lovely senior needs and it should be an easy give. She’s a delight, ready to feel the warmth of your love and ready to return it unconditionaly.
KNOWN HISTORY: none
Spayed female, stray
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she 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, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows slowly at end of leash, body soft
Flank squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog lightly mouths, easily relinquishes.
Summary: Kokoa allowed all handling though appeared a bit aloof throughout assessment. Due to unsteady balance, Paw Squeeze was skipped and Flank was utilized. Kokoa may benefit from a slow approach so she can know what to expect.
4/3: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center, Kokoa appears a bit tense and is cautious upon approach. She actively avoids the male greeter dog and keeps to herself.
During her initial medical exam, Kokoa was tense but allowed handling.
We have no history on Kokoa so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Kokoa is calm, quiet, and low energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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