LOYAL – 16147
Urgent - Brooklyn
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LOYAL – 16147
Intake Date: 12/15/17 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Neutered Age: 6 years
Weight: 99.8 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age:6 y reported Microchip noted on Intake? y 985121012967831 History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior -nervous, allows exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective : T = P =60 R =wnl BCS 9/9 EENT: Eyes clear, au brown dc, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: moderate staining, limited exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, few lipomas CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Prognosis:excellent
Plan:applied claro au, weight loss
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: I just hung out with Loyal again and, well, somebody pinch me! He just might be the pleasantly plump sidekick you’ve been missing your whole life! He might pull some on leash at first (he’s gotta go! Loyal seems super housebroken.), but otherwise he just waddles along at my side or slightly ahead of me (giving me a prime view of his steadily wagging tail). He loves treats, knows “sit” and “down,” and loves to play with anything squeaky (you might write him off as plump and lazy — but this guy can zoomie and play bow like the best of ’em!). His eyes twinkle when you talk to him, he jumps in my lap for attention, and when we encounter his fans in the hallways he’s just as happy to see them as they are to see him. His previous owner tells us he was relaxed and respectful around the resident 6 month old human, that he did well with other dogs at dog parks, and that he’s well behaved when left alone. Make this big sweet guy YOUR guy…he’d love to meet you at Brooklyn ACC!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Loyal is a 6 year old, large mixed breed male who was neutered prior to coming into the shelter. He came in with a pulled muscle on his left leg but has no other health issues or injuries.
Previously lived with: In home with owner and 1 child
How is this dog around strangers? Loyal is friendly and outgoing when meeting new people.
How is this dog around children? Loyal has lived with a 6 month old child and his owner stated he is relaxed and respectful around the child.
How is this dog around other dogs? Loyal has spent time around other dogs, such as at the dog park, and is relaxed and playful around them.
How is this dog around cats? Loyal has not spent time around cats.
Resource guarding: Loyal has no resource guarding history reported by the owner.
Bite history: Loyal has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: High
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes : Loyal’s left leg has a pulled muscle
For a New Family to Know : Loyal is described as being friendly playful and pushy. He allows his owner to bathe and groom him, but he does become reactive when he is restrained. He will bark and growl when someone approaches the house or yard. He likes to play with squeaky toys and will follow his family around when they are home. He has been an indoor/outdoor dog and eats both wet and dry food. He is house trained to go outside on any surface and is well behaved when he is left alone in the house. He knows the command sit and walks both on leash and is let off leash at a dog park.
My medical notes are…
12/29/17: Volunteer/ACS reported limping LHL
S/O: Quiet in cage, more active but nervous on leash. Took treats nicely. Allows all handling. BCS 8/9 EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No coughing or sneezing INTEG: Full healthy coat, small skin tag at medial LH limb distal to stifle MS: Intermittent non weight bearing on LHL – observed holding paw up in cage, no wounds noted, mild crepitus at stifle, no cranial drawer, no MPL UG: Neutered A: LHL lameness (reportedly walking normally this morning for reweight) – R/O soft tissue injury vs other P: Rec rimadyl 100mg PO q12 x 3 days. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Good prognosis
01/02/18: Recheck LHL lameness, day 3 rimadyl
Subjective: BARH. No c/s/v/d. Objective: P=wnl R=wnl BCS 8/9 EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears clean PLN: wnl HL: NMA, RR, Lungs C&E INTEG: Full healthy coat, no ectos noted MS: ambulatory x4, no lameness appreciated, ortho exam wnl, mild cachexia in HLs UG: MN NEURO: A&A A: Obese Hx LHL lameness reportedly walking normally this morning for reweight) – R/O OA vs soft tissue injury vs other-resolved P: Rec weight loss Ok to d/c rimadyl and monitor Continue to monitor while at BACC. May need joint supplements with adoption Good prognosis
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 19-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: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Loyal came into the room quiet and wiggly, he was friendly and social towards the handlers.
PLAY GROUP :
Loyal is nervous around other dogs. He tolerates their presence, but does not socialize with them. According to loyal’s previous owner, Loyal has spent time around other dogs, such as at the dog park, and is relaxed and playful around them. The Behavior Department believes that Loyal would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home. Any resident dogs should be polite and respectful. All introductions should be conducted slowly and be under supervision.
12/16: When off leash at the Care Center, Loyal nervously greets the novel female dog. He paces around the pen, mostly keeping to himself.
12/19: Loyal tolerate a sexually motivated intact male dog. He briefly greets him, then spends the rest of his session avoiding him.
12/20-30: Loyal attempts to avoid interacting with the other dogs. He tolerates a dog’s play solicitations and moves quickly from pen to pen to increase his distance from her.
1/3: Loyal anxiously paces the pens, whining and attempting to seek for an exit.
Date of intake: 15-Dec-2017
Summary: Handling was not attempted upon intake
Date of initial: 15-Dec-2017
Summary: Tense, allows exam
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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