MAX – 20832
Safe - 2-24-2018 Brooklyn
MAX – 20832
12 Years Old, Small Tan Mix, Owner Surrender 02/16/18
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 12 y; Microchip noted on Intake?y; History :owner surrender; Subjective:bar; Observed Behavior – went slow, nervous, whale-eyed, did allow exam; Objective ; T =; P = 130; R = wnl; BCS 6/9; EENT: immature cataracts ou, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: missing many teeth some fractured, worn, and mod tarter w/ evidence pdz; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: grade 2/6 sys murmur, pmi left CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: mn; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, but overgrown nails, 2/4 mpl bilaterally; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal:ne; Assessment: 12 yr mn small breed dog; immature cataracts; mod to severe dental dz; mpl 2/4; cardiac murmur (aclinical) – r/o mvd vs other; Prognosis: good to excellent; consider cardiac wu (rads vs echo) prior to dental; monitor cataracts; consider jt supplements, fish oil, appropriate excercises for mpl; Plan: see above; SURGERY: na
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Max is a 12 year old, small mixed breed male who was neutered prior to coming into the shelter. He has no known health issues or injuries and last saw a vet June 2017. He was an owner surrender due to the children in the home having allergies. He was originally gifted to the owner from a friend, and he had been in his previous home for the last 10 years.
Previously lived with: Owner, 2 children
How is this dog around strangers? Max is un-bothered when guest enter the home. He will not alert bark and typically does not approach people when they come inside.
How is this dog around children? Max has lived with two young children and was tolerant around them. Because he is older he does not seek them to play and does not engage with them often.
How is this dog around other dogs? Max has not lived with dogs since he was a very young dog so his recent behavior around dogs is unknown.
How is this dog around cats? Max has not spent time around cats.
Resource guarding: Max does not have resource guarding with his food, but he will growl if his owner tries to take an object such as a tissues out of his mouth. He is ok with his toys and will not resource guard them.
Bite history: Max has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: Low
Max is not bothered by being pushed off the furniture, disturbed while sleeping, or restrained. His owner stated he enjoys being bathed and groomed but she has not trimmed his nails herself. He does not alert bark when someone approaches the house or yard.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know:
Max is described as being mellow and aloof. He stays in his favorite spot and sleeps most of the day. He has been an indoor dog, sleeps in his crate with his bed, and eats both wet and dry food. He is house trained to go outside and rarely has accidents. He is well behaved when he is left alone in the house, and knows the command sit. He walks on leash for exercise but does not like having a collar on.
Max was nervous during intake, keeping a tense body with his tail tucked between his leg. He tolerated counselor collaring him but air snapped at her when she tried to pick him up to take a photo.
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