MAVRICK – A1106065
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MAVRICK – A1106065
NEUTERED MALE, BLUE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 6 yrs
RETURN – PLACED, HOLD RELEASED Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition INJ MINOR Intake Date 04/06/2017, From NY 10468, DueOut Date 04/06/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
**DOH HOLD RELEASED** SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
MALE, BLUE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR DOH-VB Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition INJ MINOR Intake Date 03/12/2017, From NY 10468, DueOut Date 03/22/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-090829
MEDICAL EXAM Fought with housemate last night. Microchip pos EENT: No oculonasal discharge. Dried blood on both pinnae. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: HR=132, RR=12. Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: Intact male. MSI: Amb x 4, no lameness. BCS=5/9. Mild swelling over right front limb from carpus to metacarpus. Mild swelling left front metacarpus. Multiple bite wounds and dried blood over face, ears, neck. Mod. swelling right maxilla and nose. CNS: No neurologic abnormalities noted. A: Multiple bite wounds, soft tissue trauma. P: Sedate for wound exploration, cleaning/treatment. Start NSAIDs: Rimadyl 50 mg/ml 1.6 ml SQ. Administered Hydromorphone 2 mg/ml 1 ml, Dexdomitor 0.5 mg/ml 0.9 ml IV. Examined wounds: ORAL: No oral cavity wounds or punctures. Crown fracture L Max C – worn and appears old, no pulp exposure. INTEG: Multiple puncture wounds on face and head, worse on left side with multiple deep lacerations on inner left pinna. Right side of face, upper lip, and chin has multiple puncture wounds and abrasions with mod. soft tissue swelling, but no lacerations. Cranial left carpus has 2 cm supeficial laceration. Right fore – 1.5 cm laceration under carpal pad. Several puncture wounds, none extend deeply. Left fore – Digit 4 irregular small laceration at nail base dorsally and along edge of pad. 5 mm superficial laceration caudal base of metacarpal pad. Clipped and cleaned larger lacerations on left pinna, left carpus, and right carpus with chlorhexidene followed by flushing with LRS. Four lacerations sutured AS with 3-0 Monocryl cruciate pattern; three lacs are located centrally, one is along caudal edge of base of ear. Lacerations R and L carpus sutured with 3-0 Monocryl simple interrupted. Cleaned all other wounds with chlorhexidene followed by flushing with LRS. Probing did not reveal any deep pockets associated with these wounds. Plan: Recheck daily x 3 days to assess wounds, healing, pain. Suture removal 7-10 days. Continue Rimadyl 100 mg 1.5 tab PO q 24 hours x 7 days. Continue Hydromorphone 2 mg/ml 1 ml SQ BID x 2 days (extend longer if needed). Good prognosis with appropriate management. Heartworm test=neg.
RE EXAM: 03/27/17: Recheck weight loss – 5 lb since arrival 2 weeks ago. No reports of vomiting, diarrhea, or decreased appetite.; S/O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s.; ORAL: No pain on oral exam.; EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing.; H/L: HR=96, RR=20. Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.; ABD/UG: Palpation WNL.; MS: Amb x 4, no lameness. BCS=5/9.; INTEG: Multiple healing, scabbed wounds over face, head, forelimbs. No swelling or discharge found. A: Healing wounds, otherwise apparently healthy with a good body condition. Weight loss likely due to more managed feedings compared to when he was a house dog, especially given lack of any clinical or PE signs of illness. P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis.
Mavrick is a 6 year old Male, American pit-bull and Mastiff mix, he came to the previous owner’s home from a friend and has been with the owner since he was a puppy. He was surrendered due to the owner’s eviction. He has Multiple injures on his face and legs due to him previously fighting with the owner dog in the home and He has no vet history.
When a stranger approaches Mavrick he is shy for the first few minutes and is tense when a individual approaches him. Mavrick has only lived with adult and is very playful and exuberant. He has never lived in home with children but has lived with one other 6 year old male dog his brother who is also a Pitbull and Mastiff mix. Around the other dog he is Respectful and they do not play with each other and mostly keep to themselves. He is bitten he the other dog in the home today and left multiple wounds on his the other dogs legs and face.
During Storms or fireworks Mavrick isn’t botherd and stays in his bed sleeping. If an individual tries to touch Mavrick’s food bowl, he isn’t bothered and allows it to be taking away. During bathing Mavrick is very tense during the process and whines. When an unfamiliar person or family member comes to the house or approaches the owner he will bark at and growl for a few minutes.
Mavrick’s unique quality is that he let’s his owner know if their blood sugar is too low and sniffs out osteomyelitis. When an unfamiliar person or family member comes to the house or approaches the owner he will bark at and growl for a few minutes.
For a new family: Mavrick was described as shy and mellow by his previous family.
He has a medium activity level and enjoys snuggles from his owner and playing in the park with tennis balls and rope toys. He is feed dry food of the Purina brand with peanut butter for a treat once a day. Maverick is mostly house trained and will have accidents few times a month and uses the grass, cement and wee-wee pad. When left alone he will bark and goes to potty indoors he was crate trained when he was a puppy and no longer uses the crate. He knows commands like sit, down and stay, he pulls lightly on leash and when off leash he will wander but returns when being called.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered male, Owner surrender (lived in previous home for 6 years)
Previously lived with: Adult, dog
Behavior toward strangers: Mavrick he is shy for the first few minutes and is tense when a individual approaches him.
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Respectful and tolerant
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: Yes, Mavrick was in a scuffle with the resident dog in the home when in the back seat of a car.
Housetrained: Partially, Mavrick will have accidents occasionally, he is wee-wee pad and crate trained.
Energy level/descriptors: Mavrick was described as shy and mellow, He has a medium activity level.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Lip licks.
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 closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, a bit fearful.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 1:2 Dog does not respond at all.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Mavrick was a bit shy, but allowed handling during handling assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Due to Mavrick’s recent bite history with another dog and the reactive behavior he displays towards the novel females at the Care Center, the Behavior Department recommends that Mavrick be the only resident dog at this time. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Mavrick associate dogs with things he enjoys like toys or treat.
03/22/17: Mavrick is muzzled prior to entering the pen due to his DOH status. Mavrick displays a stiff body at the gate. He is allowed to interact with the novel female off leash and is mostly occupied with the muzzle, but briefly stops to sniff her. He stiffens his body and offers growls. The session is ended and they are separated.
03/26/17: Mavrick is muzzle as a precaution before entering the pen. He continues to display a stiff body, and immediately growls when the novel female approaches him. He will begin to participate in counter-conditioning sessions to help him become comfortable around other dogs.
Mavrick was tense though tolerated handling during his initial medical examination.
Mavrick displays a low energy level in the care center, though we cannot be certain of how this may translate into a home environment. Daily mental and physical stimulation is recommended as an outlet to direct his enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Single-dog home/Recommend no dog parks (Due to Mavrick’s recent bite history and the reactive behavior he displays towards the novel females at the Care Center, the Behavior Department recommends that Mavrick be the only resident dog at this time. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Mavrick associate dogs with things he enjoys like toys or treat.)
_X_Fearful: It is important to always go slow and give Mavrick the option to walk away from any social interaction. Mavrick should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Mavrick’s choice to approach a new person or thing.
Came in With
- JACK - A1106066
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