LULU – 32674
Safe - 7-7-2018 Brooklyn
LULU – 32674
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 6/28/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue, Sex: Spayed, Age: 13 years, Weight: 9 lbs
Original Location: 11421
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 13 yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History: Owner passed 2 mos ago and daughter does not have time to care for dog and can not find anyone else to take her; Subjective: Dog is Q/BARH; Observed Behavior – shy/timid, but warms up quickly; allows all handling with minimal restraint; Objective ; T = NA; P = 80; R = 30; BCS 8/9; EENT: Eyes – NS and/or early cataracts OU, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: endentulous (lacking teeth) PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: spayed female, scar seen; MSI: Ambulatory x 4; bilateral grade 4/4 MPLs, skin free of parasites, approx 1cm lipomatous mass left flank, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: not performed; Assessment: Geriatric healthy – obese, endentulous, bilateral MPLs (also suspect OA and/or DJD); Prognosis:; Good-Fair; Plan: Recommend NH placement. LVT pulled blood for CBC/CS/T4. Recommend weight loss and joint supplements +/- NSAID on placement. SURGERY: Already spayed
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Lulu is an older small mixed breed. The family member brought in the dog due to the owner passing away.
Previously lived with: two adults
How is this dog around strangers? she is friendly and outgoing with strangers. She will seek attention from them.
How is this dog around children? She has spent time with toddlers and new born and is respectful with them.
How is this dog around other dogs? She has not been around other dogs
How is this dog around cats? She lived with a cat and was relaxed, respectful, and played gentle with the cat.
Bite history: There is no bite history
For a New Family to Know: Family member described her as friendly and mellow. She is not that interested in toys. she eats wet food pedigree. She has accidents sometimes. She knows her name and does not pull on leash
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Lulu was receptive to handling. She allowed to be collared, scanned, and picked up.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 1-Jul-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Lulu was soft and attention seeking throughout her assessment; she displayed no concerns.
Summary (1): According to Lulu’s previous owner, Lulu did not socialize with other dogs.
6/29- 7/1: When off leash at the Care Centers, Lulu greets a group of calm male and female dogs with a neutral posture. She explores the yard, occasionally checking in with the group.
Date of intake: 28-Jun-2018
Summary: Allowed all handling
Date of initial: 29-Jun-2018
Summary: Shy, timid though warmed up quickly
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Behavior Asilomar; H – Healthy
Potential challenges: House soiling
Potential challenges comments: House-soiling: Lulu is reported to have frequent accidents in the house, and appears not to have been house-trained in the past. She will need guidance and consistency to learn to eliminate outside. We recommend crate training (the crate must be made positive and never used as a punishment), frequent walks, rewards for eliminating outside (treats, toys, games), consistent feeding schedule, and careful monitoring when inside. Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse.
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