MAGNUM – A1077170
Safe - 6-20-2016 Manhattan
MAGNUM – A1077170
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME, Severe Dermatitis/Pyoderma and Wound**
MALE, GRAY / WHITE, STAFFORDSHIRE MIX, 10 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 06/12/2016, From NY 10466, DueOut Date 06/15/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative young male intact generalized dermatitis, alopecia, erythema on head, neck, chest, abdomen, front paws, lhind limbs irritated skin and superfacial abrasion on ventral neck clean teeth, ears, eyes NOSF
Re-Exam: 06/15/16 13:05; calm in cage, wagging tail, no neuro signs; okay to continue with currently therapy; please note prognosis is GOOD with treatment and ultimately condition should be treatable with bathing only; 6/13/16; Pt BAR, very sweet; Severe, generalized deep pyoderma – most severe at ventral neck with excess moist exudate, severe erythema. Not overtly pruritic. Papules/pustules throughout ventral abdomen and along medial thighs.; Skin scrape POS for demodex; Rest of PE NSF; A: Demodex with secondary severe/deep pyoderma; P: HWT – neg; Ivermectin PO SID gradual increase q5d until full dose reached; Recheck pyoderma 5 days; Recheck skin scrape 3 weeks – repeat and continue ivermectin until 2 neg scrapes; Begin clavamox 375 mg PO BID x 2 weeks; Reco medicated bath (chlorhex) weekly (ideally q3d)
A volunteer writes: Who remembers the TV show, Magnum PI, with the young stud Tom Selleck? I do, and it immediately came to mind when I met this handsome four legged stud named Magnum. My first Magnum “sighting” (so to speak) was hearing his tail wagging in welcome against his kennel so I knew before officially meeting him I was in for a lovely experience. He didn’t disappoint! Housetrained, good on leash, he never stops wagging his tail and has the sweetest, softest, most affectionate personality ever! Magnum was abandoned when his people left him in their yard, and neighbors were feeding him for a while before notifying us. His quietly playful, affectionate demeanor reflects a dog who was once cherished by his family. Magnum sits when asked, takes treats gently and loves a good butt scratch! Magnum leans in for petting, puts his paws on my lap for kisses, found a rope toy with which he invited me to play tug and then just simply carried it around the pen. Magnum needs some TLC for his coat and has been scratching his chest so it’s a bit raw as of this writing and is being treated. Intake notes comment, “all love and affection” and he sure is that! The person who found him said he gets along with all the kids in the building and they love playing with him. Already a staff favorite – how could he not be with his gentle, sweet, affectionate personality. The official definition of ‘magnum’ is something larger than normal, and our Magnum has a huge capacity to love and be loved. He’s an awesome dog who deserves our love and care. Come meet him today!
Magnum walks calmly on leash. He was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body. He was calm and relaxed during handling. Magnum was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. He took the toy away but had soft body language. Magnum was relaxed when approaching a friendly dog, but was not playful.Magnum did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that he can go to an Average home.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip long or neutral.
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