OLIVIA – A1102485
Safe - 1-31-2017 Manhattan
OLIVIA – A1102485
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, BLACK / TAN, YORKSHIRE TERR MIX, 14 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 01/29/2017, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 02/01/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-087296.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary BARH scan negative female intact very nervous, tense, growling geriatric severe dental tartar bad smell from mouth slightly cloudy eyes underweight slightly bloody vaginal d/c HT negative NOSF
RE EXAM: 1/30 CBC/chemistry is all unremarkable!! Impressive given her age and appearance. Recommend dental cleaning. S: Nervous – shivering, tense, allows some handling but slightly nippy; O: BAR, BCS 1-2/9, MMs pink; EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Severe tartar, some teeth missing, maxillary incisors are angled abnormally; H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds.; Abd: Tense, tucked up, no masses palpated; M/S/I: Amb x4. Alopecic ventral abdomen.; UG: Female, developed soft mammary glands. No current vaginal discharge. A: Geriatric; Emaciated – R/O underlying disease vs. lack of food vs. pain with eating due to teeth;; Severe dental disease; Hx vaginal discharge – R/O in heat vs. pyometra vs. other; Short-term prognosis: Fair; Current surgery status: Permanent waiver due to age.; P:Ensure third feeding sign is up; Recommend CBC/chemistry; Recommend dental cleaning with rads and extraction of many teeth
A volunteer writes: Little Olivia was found in a park, in the company of 2 elderly Chihuahuas (Theodore and Benji) and a young Yorkie. She is a tiny gal with bright and alert eyes, quite skinny and dressed in a vibrant-colors coat. She might have been a little bit scared upon arrival, but all that seemed to be history as we first met last night. Olivia was at her door, ready to go out. Leash first, young lady. Olivia might be 14, but she is full of energy. She walks faster than me, she runs. She lets me put a scarf around her neck and poses for the pictures, looking right in the eye of my camera. She takes treats from my hand, a whole bunch of them. She has a hefty appetite. Let’s try some cuddle time. Olivia is picked up, held against my chest. Yes, she does like to be petted. Olivia has a lot of life in her and will be a pleasant and sweet little gal to have as a companion. Come and meet her soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
Unaltered Female, Stray
Other notes: Olivia was found in a box with three other dogs.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/31/17
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 stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her 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 gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Olivia was a bit fearful when she first walked into the assessment room. She quickly warmed to the assessor and displayed no concerning behavior on her assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/29/17
During her initial medical exam, Olivia was very tense and growling.
We have no history on Olivia so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. At the care center, she has shown a moderate level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Fearful (Olivia has been a bit fearful at times at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Olivia the option to walk away from any social interaction. Olivia should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Olivia’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Olivia would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.)
ALSO CAME IN WITH: BRANDON – A1102486 (NOT AN URGENT DOG)
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