MEGAN – A1103765
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MEGAN – A1103765
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, ENG BULLDOG / STAFFORDSHIRE, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/15/2017, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 02/15/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary NOTE: HAS ABDOMINAL SCAR WHICH IS NOT SPAY SCAR. approx 4 year old intact female (has scar likely from c-section birth). s/o: scan negative. BAR. een: mild otitis AU. developed mammary glands–has had puppies relatively recently. oral wnl. 5/9 bcs. reports of hip dyplasia from O. mobile and confortable with hip palp–will try to confirm with rads. a: otitis, p: good prognosis. radiographs: no DJD seen, no dysplasia
A volunteer writes:
Basic: Megan’s full name is: Megan Fox! She is a unaltered female, 4 yr old Eng. bulldog/Staffordshire mix. Her owner bought 1.5 years ago in Long Island from a backyard with lots of dogs. She was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in June 2016 by a vet in Jersey. She was last seen by a vet in Sept 2016.
Socialization:Around strangers Megan is friendly/outgoing. She has spent time with a 13 yr old, a 6 yr old, and a 1yr 6month old. She is relaxed and affectionate with them all. She is now uncomfortable around her hips and doesnt like being touched there. Megan doesnt play anymore because of her hips, but is gentle with adults and children. Megan has lived with 2 other dogs, medium sized. They are all relaxed and respectful. When she was more active, she would play with them, and other dogs, exuberantly. She has not spent time with cats or other animals. Megan has bit a person in her home, who picked her up by her hips. She cried out in pain and bit, it did break skin, 2+wks ago. She also bit a large dog at the dog park in the Summer of 2016, who went to mount her. Megan cried out in pain and bit the dog. The dog did not need medical attention.
Behavior: Megan is very well behaved at home, but has accidents because she cannot exit the house quickly enough. She isnt bothered by storms/fireworks. Megan isnt bothered and is friendly when someone takes away her bowl while eating/takes toys, treats away/is pushed off furniture/is held or restrained/is disturbed while sleeping/gets a bath/gets brushed/gets a nail trim/when someone unfamiliar approaches her family member. When someone unfamiliar approaches her house she isnt bothered and is friendly, but barks at the doorbell.
For new family: Megan is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow. Her energy level is low-medium. Her owner loves her disposition. She is super friendly and affectionate with everyone. He favorite activity is the play with the Kong with peanut butter, and when she was better, going for runs/walks. She loved to play fetch and chase. She has been kept mostly indoors and sleeps on her bed where the other dogs sleep. She eats raw food and gets fed 2xday. She loves all treats. She is very housetrained. She has accidents a few times a wk. She goes on the grass outside. She is wellbehaved when left alone. Never crate trained. She knows “Sit, come”. For exercise she likes slow walks. She doesnt pull on leash and stays close when off leash.
Unaltered, Female, Owner Surrender (Lived with owner 1 and a half years)
Previously lived with: Adults, a child (age 18 months)and 2 medium sized dogs
Behavior toward strangers: Social
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and affectionate
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful with dogs in home
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Unknown
Bite history: Yes, Megan has bitten a one year old child twice when the child attempted to pick her up by her back legs, the last bite was two weeks ago and it broke skin. She also bit a large dog in the park in the summer of 2016 when the dog attempted to mount her.
Energy level/descriptors: friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow. Her energy level is low-medium.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans in and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft and wiggly
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Toy 1. Dog playfully engages, keeps a firm grip, body loose. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Megan was friendly and sociable upon entering SAFER assessment room. She solicited petting, was wiggly and soft throughout.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
2/16: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Megan is fearful and avoids approach. She seeks attention from human handlers.
2/17: Megan is a bit softer today when greeting male dogs. She will sniff briefly and tolerate sniffing but offers correction when solicited with play; she will then only seek attention from handlers.
During her veterinary exam, Megan allowed all handling without issue.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No children (under 13): Due to her bite history, we recommend an adult-only home for Megan.
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity – Megan has some reported sensitivity to her hip area. She has bitten on two occasions that both involved being touched/picked up by her hips. Megan should remain on the ground at all times, not encouraged to jump up, and limit handling if she shows any pain or sensitivity.
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