MAC – A1067408
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MAC – A1067408
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO OTHER PETS***A private donor has graciously offered to pay $750. to the New Hope partner that pulls MAC***
MALE, BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/12/2016, From NY 11207, DueOut Date 03/12/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan neg ~8yo, male intact barh. attention seeking, allows all handling. good appetite. bcs 4/9 mild dental tartar/gingivitis, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, dry waxy debris au normal thoracic auscultation; normal abdominal palpation ambulatory x 4; rfl has shaved area (for IVC), ~6cm healing laceration at caudal aspect of middle LHL granulation tissue present, mild edema proximal to wound a: geriatric, gingivitis, healing wound — treated at vet ~3wks ago, according to memo p: gave rimadyl 150mg po. rec rimadyl 75mg po q12 x 3 days. recheck healing/edema in 3 days. good prognosis
VET CHECK – CHECK TAIL BANDAGE; BAR. ACTIVE AND ATTENTION SEEKING. EATING WELL. NORMAL STOOL; TAIL IS UNBANDAGED AND APPEARS TO BE HEALING WELL.; CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. GOOD PROGNOSIS
05/03/16 12:17; VC: Monitor for CIRDC and happy tail; S/O: BAR, active. Active bleeding noted by ACO from tail tip trauma (happy tail).; Cardiothoracic auscultation WNL. MM are pink, CRT <2s.; Tail tip has small ~2mm wound from happy tail. Mac is in the largest kennel available; A: Happy tail; P: Sedated for bandage application, 1.5ml hydromorphone and 0.32ml dexmedetomidine IV.; Applied thin bandage for protection. Applied e-collar. Reversed dex w/ 0.32ml atipamazole IM.; Recommend bandage change every ~3days if it stays clean and dry, will check daily.; Prognosis: Excellent 4/12/16 ; VET CHECK – MONITOR FOR SIGNS OF HAPPY TAIL BAR. ATTENTION SEEKING SCAB AT TIP OF TAIL; A: HEALING WOUND AT TIP OF TAIL, NO BLEEDING; P: CONTNUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. GOOD PROGNOSIS; 03/23/16 13:02; VC: Recheck wound LHL; S/O: BARH, active. Normal ambulation x4. LHL scab continue to contract and is resolving well. Edema and erythema are minimal. Non-painful on palpation; A: Resolved hind limb laceration, scab only present.; P: Ok to d/c rimadyl at this time. Scab should completely self-resolve, no further concerns; Prognosis: Excellent; 3/18/16; S/O: VET CHECK TO RECHECK HEALING WOUND/EDEMA LHL BAR ON PRESENTATION AMB X 4, NO OBVIOUS LAMENESSES OBSERVED ON GAIT – DIFFICULT TO ASSESS DUE TO PULLING ON LEAD. LH CAUDAL SCAB APPEARS TO BE IMPROVING VERY WELL, EDEMA HAS SHOWN SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT AND LIMB IS CURRENTLY SIMILAR IN APPEARANCE AND PALPATION TO THE RIGHT HIND LIMB. MINIMAL EDEMA PALPABLE. SMALL PORTION OF THE SCAB (1 CM DISTAL ASPECT) IS FULL HEALED OVER. PATIENT ALLOWED GENTLE CLEANING WITH NOLVASAN – NO PAIN ELICITED NOT WARM TO TOUCH, MILD DERMATITIS ON LATERAL ASPECT OF STIFLE, MILD ERYTHEMA; A: RESOLVING WOUND, IMPROVING; PX: GOOD; P: EXTENDING RIMADYL ANOTHER 5 DAYS – RECHECK WOUND FOR RESOLUTION ON DAY 503/15/16; VC: Recheck healing wound and edema LHL; S/O: BAR, APP ++. Minimal lameness noted at the walk, equal weight bearing. 6cm laceration is continuing to heal. Entire defect is closed, w scab, no discharge. Skin shows no erythema, slightly warm to the touch, mild edema is present proximal to wound along thigh muscles.A: Geriatric healthy, resolving wound; P: Continue Rimadyl another three days, recheck
A volunteer writes: It’s official. Mac is one cool dude. Any dog that allows me to put glasses on him, a top hat, and a bow tie within minutes of meeting him gets bonus points in my book. Mac is just super chill. At 75 pounds, he walks nicely on the leash, is very gentle and seems housebroken. Surrendered because his owner had a personal problem, Mac is described as playful, affectionate, confident and outgoing and has lived with children of all ages and whilst always relaxed, he can be a rough player. Throughout his notes, the common theme is the word “friendly.” Mac is friendly toward strangers, friendly if you touch his toys or food, friendly during baths, restraints or if someone approaches the house. And though friendly might be a generic word, it certainly describes this gentle giant! He even remains friendly despite having a gash on his leg and having old scarring on his side. I can only assume that Mac didn’t become this relaxed and composed over night. A tranquil personality like his occurs from years of experience, one that only a middle-aged guy like him could acquire. They say things get better with age, and that couldn’t be more true for Mac. Ask to meet him today!
Another volunteer writes: Mac is a handsome middle aged gentleman. He sports a tan coat with an elegant white vest. Having adopted two middle aged rescues I can say from experience that they make great adoptions. No longer puppies–they have no need to chew stuff around the house. They also are content with a nice walk. No need for contrast intense exercise. They also really appreciate that you rescued them. Come meet Mac. He might be your best friend just waiting to make your acquaintance.
Mac is an eight year old American Pit Bull Terrier who loves to play tug-o-war.
Around strangers Mac is frinedly, outgoing, and plays exuberantly with adults. Mac has lived with children of all ages; around them he is relaxed, plays someowhat rough. Mac tends bark and growl at dogs and cats. Mac has nevr bitten another person or animal.
Mac is afraid of thunder storms and will hide. Mac is friendly when someone touches his food or bowl while he is eating, take s a bone or treat away or takes a toy away. If someone pulls/pushes Mac off of the furniture he is friendly. Mac is friendly when someone bathes him, brushes him, or holds/restrains him. If an unfamiliar person approaches Mac’s family or home he is friednly toward them. It is unknown how Mac will react to people trimming his nails. Mac is friendly when someone disturbs him while he is sleeping or resting.
For a New Family to Know:
Mac is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable and independant with a medium activity level. Mac loves to play tug-o-war and chewing on bones. When at home Mac will follow around his owners and has been kept indoors only . Mac was fed both wet and dry food from the brand Bully Pride and Blue wilderness twice a day. Mac is very house trained and rarely has any accidents. When left alone in the house Mac is well behaved. Mac knows the command sit. For exercise Mac likes running and playing in his yard. Mac will pull very hard on his leash and goes potty on the grass.
Mac allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip, and take pictures with no signs of aggression.
Mac previously lived with 2 adults and has lived with children of all ages. The owner stated when Mac is around the children he is relaxed, plays somewhat rough. It was reported by the owner Mac tends bark and growl at dogs and cats. The owner mentioned Mac is very house trained, has a medium activity level and well behaved when home alone. The owner describes Mac as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable and independent.
At intake it was reported Mac was calm and allowed all handling. During SAFER Mac came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, he was friendly and social towards the assessor. He allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Mac was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Mac was easy to handle when engaged with the item. When off leash with other dogs, Mac approaches the gate and immediately hard barks and lunges at the helper dog. Due to this behavior he is muzzled before being introduced directly. After being muzzled, Mac approaches the other dog with a stiff, forward leaning body. He gives a hard stare, lunges and then attempts to leap onto the helper dog while giving a guttural growl, the interaction was ended. The behavior department feels he can be suitable for an experience adopter and we recommend no other animals in the household.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he 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, 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. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Mac approaches the gate and immediately hard barks and lunges at the helper dog. Due to this behavior he is muzzled before being introduced directly. After being muzzled, Mac approaches the other dog with a stiff, forward leaning body. He gives a hard stare, lunges and then attempts to leap onto the helper dog while giving a guttural growl. The interaction was ended.Due to his behavior in playgroup, the Behavior Department feels that Max should not live with any other dogs at this time.
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