LAZULI – 29606
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LAZULI – 29606
Intake Date: 5/29/18, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Male Age: 3 years
Weight: 52 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 3 years; History : stray; Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly; Objective ; BCS 4-5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mild/moderate dental calc; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female intact; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; mild dental disease; Prognosis: good; Plan: SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A staff member writes: These 2 sweeties were left tied to a pole in a bad part of town. Luckily, the police department brought them to us and both are very sweet dogs.
Another staff member writes: Lazuli is a great dog. He has a lot of energy and loves to run around in the backyard. Lazuli loves to play ball. He can be a little independent but he does love attention too! Every time I visit Lazuli in his kennel, he gives kisses. He can be very affectionate. He is a good boy who just needs love. Come by and visit Lazuli in Staten Island ! Our vet recommends a hypoallergenic diet trial to help alleviate Lazuli’s dermatitis.
My medical notes are…
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 3 years History : Transferred from SIACC due to behavior. stray intake to SIACC 5/31-started on simplicef, skin scrape negative. 6/1-started on itraconazole. 6/14-started on trazodone for behavioral deterioration in the shelter. Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Skin seems to be improving. Cage exam only due to behavior. Observed Behavior – At the front of the cage seeking attention but once tried to rope him he grabbed the rope and would not let go-shredded the rope. Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted H/L: Normal RR/RE, eupneic U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted, mild patchy alopecia on dorsal midline but no erythema or signs of pyoderma CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Hx dermatitis- R/O atopy vs food allergy vs mites vs other-RESOLVING Prognosis: Good Plan:
Continue simplicef until 6/21, Extend trazodone 100mg PO BID x7d until 6/24, reassess , Rec behavioral eval SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 29-May-2018
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray, no known history
Other Notes: Lazuli was reported to be jumping and “snapping” at passersby. We have no additional details.
Date of intake: 29-May-2018
Summary: Calm, loose bodied, allowed all handling
Date of initial: 31-May-2018
Summary: Friendly, active
ENERGY LEVEL: In the care center Lazuili has been active and enthusiastic; he may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. He will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help him to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: 6/6: Lazuli was very interested in toys while in the yard this morning. He played with the toys and swapped with the handler socializing with him. He came when called and stayed by the handler’s side. Lazuli is becoming more engaged with people and toys than he was when he first arrived and likes to engage in play now.
6/7: Lazuli was housed next to dog that has been presenting some reactivity to her kennel, other dogs, and the leash. We suspect that some of Lazuli’s behavior may be in response to the increased reactivity of this neighbor. Today Lazuli was moved to the opposite side of the room away from the other dog. Lazuli now appears calmer and easier to manage.
6/8: Lazuli’s behavior appears to be puppy-ish in its exuberance and focus. He is distracted with treats in the kennel in order to leash him. Once outside of the kennel, he is loose and wiggly and has high energy. Lazuli was very interested in toys while in the yard this morning. He played with the toys and swapped with the handler socializing with him.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations comments: We are unable to complete a full behavior assessment for Lazuli in the care center, and he came to us as a stray so we have no history of her behavior in a home environment. We have not noted any significant behavior challenges in the shelter, Lazuli has been social and friendly with his new caretakers and becomes more playful as he becomes increasingly comfortable. Please note however that behavior in the care center is not a guarantee of behavior in a future home.
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Lazuli has been observed to leash bite in the care center when overstimulated, he is unable to be readily refocused with toys/treats at this time. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach Lazuli to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
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