NACHO – A1068583
Safe - 4-15-2016 Manhattan
NACHO – A1068583
***DOH HOLD – V RELEASED 0/08/16***
MALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / BOXER, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/26/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 03/29/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Intact male Scan negative for a microchip About 3 to 4 years old Eyes are clear Nose= No discharge Left ear= Otitis and sctrach mark from possibly itiching. Did not scratch at ear during the initial. Cleaned with ear cleaning solution and gauze Right ear is clear Teeth are intact with moderate staining Coat is clean Skin= Old wounds on head, neck, and face Reported ” green discharge from his penis, and genitals seems to be swollen.” Discharge seen during the initial Dewormed with Pyrantel Flea Treatment= Activyl As of now no signs of CIRDC As of now no V/S/C/D NOSF Is on a vet check
RE EXAM: 03/27/16 17:27; S/O: left ear has multiple wounds (look like dog bite wounds) on the pinna and the base of the ear and on the head/face. wounds have scabs forming and appears to be healing. on ve check for green discharge from penis — discharge WNL, external genitalia WNL.; A: bite wounds on left ear and head/face; P: cleaned bite wounds with dilute nolvasan solution; start clavamox BID x 10 days; start rimadyl 50 mg PO BID x 3 days; recheck in 3 days; 03/30/16; bites wounds, superficial; allappear to be healing well, no signs of infection; recheck 1 week; 03/31/16 14:47; reported coughing; not seen today; tomorrow monitor for rounds 4/1:; VET CHECK – CIRDC? ; Q-BAR. ATTENTION SEEKING. EATING WELL. NORMAL STOOL. ; NO COUGHING APPRECIATED, VERY MILD SERO-MUCOID NASAL DISCHARGE.; OLD HEALED WOUNDS ON LEFT EAR ; A: EARLY CIRDC, OLD WOUNDS AROUND FACE/EAR; P: REC DOXYCYCLINE 300MG PO Q24 X 10 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC; EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS; 4/6:; 04/06/16 14:39; VC: Recheck bite wounds; S/O: BAR, at front of kennel. Mild serous nasal d/c. Old bite wounds scratches are self-resolving well. Minimal erythema and inflammation, no exudate, no SQ tissue exposed. Some scarring.; A: Resolved bite wounds, CIRDC; P: Continue current treatment for CIRDC, no further treatment indicated for wounds;Prognosis: Excellent; Examed by vet and left ear has multiple wounds (look like dog bite wounds) on the pinna and the base of the ear and on the head/face.; 4/7:; VET CHECK – DAY 7 OF DOXY, RECHECK CIRDC; BAR. ACTIVE AND ATTENTION SEEKING. EATING WELL; NO COUGHING, MILD SEROUS NASAL DISCHARGE; A: CIRDC RESOLVED; P: OK TO MOVE OUT OF ISOLATION FOR REMAINDER OF TREATMENT. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
A volunteer writes: So quiet in his kennel and just watching me as I returned his neighbor to his kennel, Nacho sort of willed me with his eyes, implored me actually, to take him out next. Never being one to resist a handsome face, Nacho and I had a date. Going potty the moment we were out the door indicates he could be housetrained (and why he wanted to go out). Nacho pulls hard on the leash so will benefit from a harness and some leash training to make it an easier and more enjoyable walk for both ends of the leash. Off leash in the yard his tail wags as he chases a plush toy, wiggles a hello to a little dog on the other side of the fence and comes in my lap for some petting. Nicely groomed and a good weight for his size, he’s alert, curious, friendly and fun, all with a serious expression on his handsome face. As he hears people in the street he runs to the wall to listen, his tail wagging at the sounds. In his first playgroup Nacho greets the helper dog politely running along side to play. This handsome fellow is waiting patiently to begin his happily ever after with his new person and we hope he doesn’t have to wait long.
Nacho was brought in as a stray by police after being spotted alone outside. Officers say Nacho was friendly and offered them no problems during handling.
Behavior during Intake
Nacho was calm, but alert during intake. He immediately allowed counselor to rope him and removes him from officer’s car. Nacho allowed petting, and allowed all handling to be conducted. Nacho showed no signs of aggression during intake.
SAFER: AVERAGE HOME
Nacho came into our center as a stray so behaviors in the home are unknown. He was calm but alert during intake, allowed all handling. Nacho pulled slightly on leash during his relief walk. He was calm and friendly upon entering SAFER assessment room. Nacho allowed his head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, relaxed. He stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, ears and tail neutral. Nacho ran and played along with Tag game, jumping up lightly on assessor at end of game. He pulled his paw back on both Squeeze attempts. Nacho kept a firm grip on Toy, loose body. When off leash with other dogs, Nacho greets politely. When solicited with play, Nacho briefly runs along with the other dog. The Behavior Team feels Nacho would do well in an Average home.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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. Dog assumes play position and joins the game, indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw
Toy 1: 1. Dog keeps a firm grip , body loose. He does not place his body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Nacho greets politely. When solicited with play, Nacho briefly runs along with the other dog.
ENRICHMENT: Nacho is easily removed from his kennel. He was mostly interested in sniffing his surrounding. He begins to “put brakes on” going into his kennel, but eventually was coaxed inside.
PLAYGROUP: When off leash with other dogs, Nacho greets politely. He appears sexually motivated during the interaction. When solicited with play, Nacho briefly runs along with the other dog.
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