NENA – A1102991
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NENA – A1102991
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 14 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR OWNER DIED Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/05/2017, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 02/05/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary 02/05/17 Microchip scan neg. FS, 14 yrs. O: BARH. Shy, calm, allows all handling. ORAL: mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Mod. to heavy calculus, mild gingivitis. EENT: Nuclear sclerosis OU. H/L: Gr. 3/6 left sided sytolic murmur. Lungs clear, no coughing. ABD/UG: Female, spay scar palpable. Abd palpation WNL. MS: Gr. 2/4 MPL left stifle, Gr. 1/4 MPL right stifle. Amb x 4, no lameness. INTEG: Full, clean haircoat. A: Geriatric dog. Cardiac murmur – r/o mitral valve disease. Dental disease. MPL. P: Rec. cardiac workup/echo to further evaluate murmur. Rec. dental cleaning once that has been done. Good prognosis with appropriate workup and management.
Basic Information: Nena is a 14 year old female Chihuahua Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Nena for almost 14 years but family had to surrender due to owner passing away.
Socialization: According to the owner, around strangers, Nena is usually shy for a few minutes at first and would prefer to keep to herself than play with anyone. She has not been around children or cats so behavior is unknown. Owner had another female Chihuahua in the home 2 years ago & stated that Nena was always respectful with the other animal. She has never bit another animal or person while in the care of the owner.
Behavior: Nena is nervous and will try to hide when there are fireworks or thunderstorms outside. She is afraid when someone disturbs her while she is sleeping, being given a bath, having her coat brushed, having her nails trimmed or when unfamiliar people would approach the home or yard. Nena is not bothered if someone tries to take away her food, treats or toys, being held/restrained or if someone tries to push her off furniture.
For a New Family to Know: Nena is mellow and independent. She has a low activity level and enjoys playing with balls. In the home, she liked to follow the owner around from room to room. She was kept indoors only & is mostly house trained. She had accidents a few times a month in the home. When left alone in the home, she was always well behaved. Owner never left animal alone in the yard so behavior is unknown. Nena has never been crate trained so behavior is unknown. For exercise, Nena was taken on slow walks on the leash. When on leash, she tends to pull lightly. Owner was able to walk Nena off leash as she would stay by owners side.
Behavior during intake: Nena was nervous and lip licking during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a mc and take a picture but unable to collar due to animal being too stressed out.
Owner reports that Nena lived with another female chihuahua in her home, and that Nena was respectful of her.
2/6: When off leash with dogs at the care center, Nena ignores other small male and female dogs and wanders in the pen, keeping to herself.
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