LEO – A1121680
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 08/13/17
LEO – A1121680
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, TAN, PUG / BEAGLE, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/13/2017, From NY 11411, DueOut Date 08/16/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 7-10yrs Microchip noted on Intake? no History : Surrendered by friend of owner who passed away. Family is not interested in reclaiming dog. Subjective: Dog is BARH Observed Behavior – Shows signs of fear (tail firmly tucked, whale eyed, tries to flee). Requires slow approach. Allows most of exam with minimal restraint, but when handler went to bear hug dog prior to rectal, dog head flipped. Muzzled for vaccines. Objective T = NA P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: NS OU, appears to have dark reddish-brown debris AS, AD has some hyperpigmentation but appreciable debris or erythema, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Grade 2/4 dental dz PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Tense, no masses palpated U/G: wnl; intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4, live flea seen, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment: Otitis externa, AS; Grade 2/4 dental dz Plan: Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior evaluation. Will put on tech check for clean ears and apply Claro. Recheck ears in 1 week. Prognosis: Good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is a bit tense and fearful, his tail is low and not moving. He 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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1:3. Dog closes mouth, becomes tense.
Flank Squeeze 1&21. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Leo was a bit fearful and timid towards the assessor with a slow approach.
Leo was brought in as a stray so his behavior around other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the Care Center, Leo greets a group of small male and female dogs with a soft body. He explores the yard, and occasionally checks in with the other dogs.
Upon intake Leo was loose and wiggly, friendly and he allowed all handling.
During his medical examination, Leo was fearful, tail tucked, whale eyes and tries to flee, he allowed most handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Leo displays a low activity level in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5)- Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Leo may be intimidated by young children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up. He should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at his own pace.
_X_Fearful- Though observed to be human-social, Leo may need time to warm up to the handler as he initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Leo to interact at his own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing his to new/unfamiliar situations.
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