SANDY aka MAMA aka MARY LOU – A1108665
Safe - 9-19-2017 Manhattan
SANDY aka MAMA aka MARY LOU – A1108665
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 5 yrs
RETURN – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/15/2017, From OUT OF NYC, DueOut Date 09/15/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 5-7 years Microchip noted on Intake? positive – already in record History :Adopted 6/5/17 – now returned – daughter allergic to dog, no health issues. On previous intake on 4/12/17, had mass under R eye – diagnosed as melanoma and removed 6/1 – typically benign and removal likely curative. Had URI 5/11/17 – peristant after course of doxy and needed zithromax – resolved 5/29. On 6/2/17, was lame RFL – had erosion on paw pad of digit # 2. No limp noted today. Subjective: BAR- H Observed Behavior – very friendly, good for restraint and exam; well mannered. Wagging tail. Food motivated. Objective T = not taken P = 150 R = WNL BCS 6/9 EENT: OU-bilat small, linear corneal opacity mid field; suspect lipid deposits – no change since previous exam. 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 – same as last intake exam. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, MM pk, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female spayed (4/21/17); prominent vulva (no discharge) and nipples – no MGT’s. MSI: Ambulatory x 4 – no lameness, NSF for all paw pads. Skin free of parasites. No masses. 1/2 inch darkly pigmented alopecic linear scar under R eye (where melanoma was previously removed) CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Anal glands L side full but easily expressed, R side full but not easily expressed and tissue slightly thickened, liquidy brown fluid expressed, no blood. Rectal – no masses, formed feces. Assessment 1. Hx: scooting – Anal gland mildly impacted 2. slightly overweight but lost some (57 lb in 6/2/17) 3. corneal opacities-r/o lipid deposits vs bilat scar vs other. 4. Scar under R eye – hx of melanoma removal Plan Anal glands expressed. Monitor for scooting. weight loss Prognosis: Good
A volunteer writes: If I had a dollar for every staffer who told me how sweet Sandy is, I would have finished my day a wealthy woman! I had to meet this gem who clearly has swept staff off their feet. Sandy is a pleasantly plump little blonde dumpling who joined us as her human sibling developed allergies to her. Her tail never stops wagging, her face never stops smiling, she is said to be housetrained(absolutely !), 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, she displays 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. Sandy 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 after being told not to be grabby(she learns fast), and then she rolls in for more cuddles…and more treats. An absolute delight, Miss Sandy has clearly been a cherished companion and is hoping to find that love again. We are told that she was very playful with children and dogs alike, welcoming of strangers, free of any handling issues, loved baths, walks and was very well behaved when left alone in the house. She was taught a number of commands and is proud to show her knowledge… She seems to have been a dream to be around, a real family dog!!! Here at the care center, Sandy has been enjoying playtime with other dogs, males and females, old and young, shy and bold (offering appropriate correction if needed) so a resident companion dog would be perfect. Sandy is an easy peasy little girl, lively, fun , loving, sociable with people and dogs alike and with lots of personality. She won so many people ‘s heart here at the care center and we all hope that she will win yours too!! Come and meet her soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
Basic information: Sandy is a 5 yr old dog who was gotten from ACC and was kept in the same home for about 2 months. Unfortunately due to allergies she could not be kept. No records of her going to the vet while being with her previous owner.
Socialization: Around strangers and children Sandy is described friendly/outgoing, relaxed and respectful and plays gentle with them. Sandy has been socialized with dogs and is described as relaxed, playful and also plays gentle. She has never been socialized with cats and has no history of ever biting another person or animal while with the previous owner.
Behavior: Sandy is described as somewhat hard to control and during loud storms or fireworks she is unbothered. Sandy is known to have good behavior and no reactive issues. She enjoys being bathed and being brushed and isn’t bothered by unfamiliar people, having her food or toys touched, being held or restrained or being disturbed while asleep.
For a New Family to Know: Sandy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable, confident, independent and pushy. She has a high activity level, enjoys belly rubs, will follow you around when home with you, likes to play with balls and loves to play fetch. She has been kept mostly indoors, prefers to sleep on her own bed, ate Science Diet dry food 2x a day, is considered very house trained and well behaved when she is left alone at home. She has never been crate trained, likes a to be walked at least 2-3x a day, doesn’t pull on leash and off leash will wander but comes when she is called. She also knows the commands sit, stay, come, no, drop it and eat on command.
Intake: Upon intake she allowed all handling and being collared. She came in with a loose body and wagging tail and gave the counselors many kisses and was very affectionate. She was extremely outgoing and allowed counselor to hold and pet her head and body.
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**MASS UNDER EYE WAS REMOVED**
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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