NENA – 18107
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 1/12/18
NENA – 18107
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 1/11/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender,
Medical Behavior: Green, Sex: Female, Age: 9 years, Weight: 37 lbs, Original Location: 11231
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~9yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? yes 985121007176524; History : Owner surrender – reportedly allergic to chicken and has been drinking a lot lately ; Subjective: BARH. Polydipsia; Observed Behavior – Very active, allows all handling; Objective ; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 4/9; EENT: Nuclear sclerosis, moderate otitis externa with waxy debris AU, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar/staining, pink mm; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female – reportedly spayed, no spay scar seen on exam but may be difficult to tell due to severe dermatitis; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, thin brittle hair coat on dorsum, severe dermatitis and lichenification along entire ventrum, neck and distal limbs; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Geriatric, severe dermatitis, polydipsia; Prognosis: Fair/good; Plan: Scheduled CBC/Chem/T4. Clean ears, applied Claro AU. Rec cephalexin 500mg PO q12 x 10 days. Rec allergy testing and regular medicated baths with placement; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age and skin condition; Monitor for signs of PU/PD, check blood work, skin scrape; S/O: BARH. Active, attention seeking, allows all handling. Water bucket in cage is full, clean. No urine seen on bedding. No reports of excessive urination. Excellent appetite; EENT: Nuclear sclerosis, no ocular or nasal discharge; HL: No coughing or sneezing; INTEG: Severe dermatitis, lichenification of entire ventral half of body and areas of face; MS: Ambulatory x 4; UG: Reported spayed but unable to visualize or palpate scar; A: Severe dermatitis – Reported chicken allergy; CBC shows mild leukocytosis characterized by a mild neutrophilia; Chemistry shows mild hyperglobulinemia, and slightly decreased amylase; All other results WNL; Skin scrape negative for mites; P: Continue with current treatment (cephalexin). Will try to bathe today. Recommend full allergy//dermatology work up with placement.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from: Other Shelter
Date of Intake; 11-Jan-2018
Spay/Neuter Status: Spayed
Nena is an 8 year old altered female medium dog. She came to her home 7 year ago from a rescue group in NJ.
Previously lived with: 1 adult, 1 child
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers Nena is friendly and approaches them and allows them to pet her.
How is this dog around children? Nena has lived with a 16 month old child and will snap or growl at the child if she tries to pet her or touch her food.
How is this dog around other dogs? Nena is excited when she sees another and barks at them.
How is this dog around cats? Nena has never been around cats.
Resource guarding: Nena growls whenever someone goes near her food bowl. She does not like bath and will try to jump out. Whenever an unfamiliar person tries to approach her home she is friendly.
Bite history: Nena has no bite history
Energy level/descriptors: high activity level
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes: Nena is allergic to chicken and has Dermatitis.
For a New Family to Know:
Nena is described as friendly and playful with a medium activity level. She loves to follow the family around the home and plays tug-a-war with rope toys. She is feed dry food only of Blue buffalo brand twice a day. Nena is house trained but has been having accidents inside the home for a few months a few times a week. Nena is in a crate when she is left alone and does well in the crate. She knows commands sit,down and come. Nena goes goes on brisk walks on leash and off leash she wanders some but comes back when she is called.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 13-Jan-2018
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary (1): According to Nena’s previous owner, Nena did not socialize with other dogs while in their care.
1/12: When off leash at the Care Centers, Nena appropriately greets the novel male dog with raised hackles and assertive posture. She attempts to mount him, but responds immediately to handler interruptions. She explores the pens the rest of her session, occasionally checking in with him.
1/13: Today, Nena continued to be assertive around a novel female dog. She follows her around the pens, tensing as she approached, straightening her spine and raising her tail.She constantly sniffs her genital region, ignoring handler interruptions.
Date of intake: 11-Jan-2018
Summary:Upon intake Nena was friendly and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 11-Jan-2018
Summary: Very active, allows all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner describes Nena as friendly and playful with a medium activity level. Nena displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: Owner noted Nena has displayed some resource guarding behavior. Due to these behaviors we recommend an experienced adopter and an adult-only home.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments:
Nena’s previous owner notes that she will growl/snap when her food bowl is approached. We recommend that Nena be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Nena’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
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