MAMA aka MARY LOU – A1108665
Urgent - Manhattan
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MAMA aka MARY LOU – A1108665
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 5 yrs
SEIZED – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR EVICTION Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/12/2017, From NY 10462, DueOut Date 04/15/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 5-7 years Microchip noted on Intake? neg. Seized due to owner eviction. BAR, very friendly, good for restraint and exam; well mannered T = not taken P = WNL R = WNL BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; tip fracture of upper R canine with more significant damage to upper L canine; moderate tartar build up, more significant on L side PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female; prominent vulva and nipples MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites 1/2 inch, round pigmented cutaneous mass under R eye with small scab CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment 1. cutaneous mass-r/o local vs metastatic 2. overweight Plan rec’d removal of cutaneous mass under eye-consider biopsy first for definitive diagnosis prior to excision weight loss Prognosis: fair-good depending on diagnosis of cutaneous mass SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes: If I had a dollar for every staffer who told me how sweet Mama is, I would have finished my day a wealthy woman! I had to meet this gem who clearly has swept staff off their feet. Mama is a pleasantly plump little blonde dumpling who joined us when her person lost their home. Her tail never stops wagging, her face never stops smiling, she seems to be housetrained, sits to be leashed, and is a doll. I agree! She does pull hard on the leash so a harness may suit her better, and for a five year old little lady has wonderful lively energy. Her favorite things are: 1) snuggling 2) playing ball and 3) treats. She didn’t tell me in what order her preferences are, so we enjoyed all three in random order. Mama loves chasing a tennis ball and actually retrieves but instead of dropping it, holds it in her mouth and rolls in for snuggling. How smart is she to figure out how to do two of her favorite things at one time! Treats are taken gently when she’s ready, and then she rolls in for more cuddles. An absolute delight, Miss Mama has clearly been a cherished companion and is hoping to find that love again. She’s been enjoying playtime with other dogs (offering appropriate correction if needed) so a resident companion dog is perfect. If it’s an easy peasy little girl who knows what she likes, but is all about her person, is who you’re looking for, then you’ve found her in Mama.
04/28/17 : Hx: presented for reassessment of mass on R side of muzzle under OS. S: affectionate, leans agaist people soliciting petting and enjoys attention. O: well hydrated. EENT: no discharge AU/OU/nares. Oral: moderate dental tartar, distal crown fracture of 204. Int: approximately 1.5 cm diameter alopecic grey dermal mass under OS, semi-firm, semimoveable nonpainful on palpation. Lnn: WNL. CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pink moist mm. Resp: clear lungs, eupnic. Abd: SNP. UG: spayed female. MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 7/9. Neuro: BAR, no obvious neuro deficits, complete neuro exam not performed. A: mass r/o benign vs malignant. overweight, minor dental disease. P: FNA of mass on muzzle = highly cellular sample, suspect mast cells present, CBC/CHem WNL.
5/11/17 : S/O BAR, sweet girl, hacking cough with end gag noted today, serous nasal discharge, licking nose. A : CIRDC, P : move to iso, doxycycline 300 mg SID x 14 days
5/13/17 : Dog is still alert and coming to front of cage. No cough noted. Serous nasal d/c. Temp 101F. S/O: very energetic and wagging tail’. no nasal d/c, pink gums, lungs clear, eupneic, food eaten
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Female, Seized
Bite history: Mama reacted on leash when a passerby dribbling a basketball walked ball, in attempts to fetch the ball she made contact with victim’s thigh, breaking skin.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
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. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Mama displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment. She was extremely social throughout, soliciting attention.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Tolerant: These dogs are typically non-reactive on leash and will be either friendly or indifferent off leash. They can typically tolerate some rude behavior from other dogs and can be described as having a long fuse. They show relaxed, appropriate, easy-going body language around others.
Mama plays gently with other dogs in the care center, and is polite when interacting with dogs who are calm. Based on observation made in the care center, the behavior department feels that Mary Lou may be able to be placed into a home with other social or tolerant dogs.
4/13: When introduced off leash to male and female dogs, Mama displays a soft and wiggly body while greeting. She engages in soft play and offers bows and bumps to solicit.
4/14-15: Mama continues to be social towards other dogs. She will offer correction when the other dog plays too rough or attempts to mount.
4/16-18: Mama engages in bouncy play, and offers correction for mounting. She mounts during play at times.
4/25-29: Mama continues to be social towards other dogs. She will engage in bouncy, vocal play.
During her initial medical exam, Mama was social.
We have no history on Mama so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is an enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Mama has been observed to react towards some novel stimuli (balls) while on leash. Mama may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other novel stimuli that may startle her. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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