NIGHT – A0896789
Safe - 3-11-2017 Manhattan
NIGHT – A0896789
*** RETURNED 03/04/17 ***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/04/2017, From NY 10473, DueOut Date 03/07/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BAR, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- mild taratr intact male dirty ear -cleaned nosf
03/07/17 : Hx: owner surrender previously at shelter in 2011, suspect rw dx t intake 3/4, DTM culture started (no growth or color change today). S: very sweet, compliant, allowed entire exam including rectal and blood draw with minimal restraint. O:BAR H. EENT: moderate dental tartar and caluli, pale pink moist mm CRT <2sec, purulent OU dc, moderate stenosis and erythema with dry dc AU. Int: multiple circular crusting lesions down dorsum, lichinification and erythema intedigitally and on elbows and hocks, Lnn: WNL. CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pink moist mm. Resp: clear lungs, eupnic. Abd: difficult to palpate dt size & obesity, non painful not distended. Rectal: full, difficult to express L anal gg with purulent material, R anal gg WNL, prostate not palpable, no pain on LS palpation, formed feces in colon. UG: neutered male. MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 7/9, moderate mm wasting. Neuro: BAR, no obvious neuro deficits. A: geriatric underlying severe dermatitis (atopic vs food reaction vs other), malassezia pyoderma vs other, otitis externa, anal gg abscess, dental dz, conjunctivitis. P: woods Lamp neg, CBC non regenerative anemia (31%), Chem mild chronic inflammation (Glob), 400mg Ketoconazole PO BID, 500mg Clavamox PO BIC x 14 days, recheck after DTM comes back on 3/14. px: good short term, allergies are a lifelong condition that require consistent treatment3/08/17 : 4th day no growth or change of color noticed on the dtm culture
Night is a 7 year old neutered pit bull mix. He was given to his owner as a gift from a friend when he was a puppy. He is being surrendered because of landlord restrictions as well as inconsistent living conditions. His previous owner states he has no prior injuries and hasn’t had a checkup in two years.
Around strangers, Night is said to be tolerant and outgoing with other dogs. He lived with a child under a year old and slept next to it. He plays gentle with adults and children. Despite being tolerant with dogs, he doesn’t really pay them that much attention. He has not interacted with cats. Also, he has not bitten a person or another animal.
Night has no behavioral issues that the owner had any knowledge of. During storms/fireworks, he isn’t bothered. Night has never dealt with anyone coming in contact with his bowl while eating. He isn’t bothered when his toys or bones are taken away. He doesn’t mind being pushed off furniture. He doesn’t like getting a bath or having his nail trims but he isn’t bothered he just tolerates it.
For a New Family to Know
Night is said to be an independent and affectionate dog that has a low activity level. He likes to play with toys and loves running if you initiate. When at home, Night tends to stay in his favorite spot and sleep. He likes to play with squeakers and play chase. He was kept mostly indoors and was fed pedigree, bowlful twice a day. Night is house trained and has never had an accident inside the house. He was crate trained at a young age but now doesn’t need it. He knows sit and come and that’s it. For exercise, Night is used to slow walks on leash. On the leash, he doesn’t pull. He hasn’t been off leash before.
Behavior during intake
Night sat for counselors and didn’t take a treat. He allowed handling for photographing, collaring and scanning for a microchip.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile
Neutered, Owner Surrender (In previous home for seven years)
Previously lived with: Adults and a child (age one)
Behavior toward strangers: Tolerant and outgoing.
Behavior toward children: Gently playful
Behavior toward dogs: Tolerant
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Night is described as independent and affectionate with a low activity level.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He 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.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Night displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
During his initial medical exam, Night allowed handling.
Night’s previous owner described him as having a low activity level.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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