OSCAR – A1119847
Safe - 8-6-2017 Brooklyn
OSCAR – A1119847
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, SHIH TZU MIX, 13 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/26/2017, From NY 11239, DueOut Date 07/26/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 13 Microchip noted on Intake? History : o surrender – unable to care of dog – no health issues Subjective: QAR-H Observed Behavior – Quiet, easy to handle, sweet. Objective T = P = 120 R = eup BCS= 7/9 EENT: Eyes – cornea/ sclera/ conj clr, mod lenticular sclerosis. Ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Marked tartar, mod gingivitis PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MC MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. Overweight. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: NE Urine free catch: SpGr > 1.050, Dipstick Assessment: 13 yo MC Shih Tzu Overweight. Dental disease. Plan: Routine intake. Urine free catch analysis – NSF. Prognosis: Good Dental cleaning needed soon but not urgent.
Oscar is a 13 year old altered male Black and white small dog. He came to his family after his previous owner died; he is being surrendered due to her owner being sick. He has no health issues and or injures and is up to date with a 4 year rabies vaccine.
Around strangers Oscar does really interact he allows people to pet him but mostly keeps to himself. He has been around various children and is respectful and likes belly rubs. If Oscar sees another dog he will bark and hides from the dogs but has no bite history.
Oscar isn’t bothered when someone touches his food bowl, but he will growl if someone tries to go near his toys, or bone. He isn’t bothered with being held and is calm when a stranger comes into the home. Oscar was described around affectionate, mellow, and aloof, and medium activity level.
Oscar likes to follow the owner around the home, he loves to play with stuffed and squeaky toys . Oscar loves eating wet food and dry food 1-2 times a day. Oscar is house trained and uses the grass and cement. Oscar is well-behaved when left home alone and has never been crate trained. He goes on walks on leash and does not pull.
Upon intake Oscar was timid when the counselor approached him but he allowed to counselor to collar him and scan him.
KNOWN HISTORY:Full profile
Neutered male, owner surrender
Previously lived with:Adults, and has been around children of all ages.
Behavior toward strangers:Friendly
Behavior toward children:Tolerant
Behavior toward dogs:Shy
Behavior toward cats:Unknown
Resource guarding:Oscar growls when his toys/bone are approached.
Bite history:None reported
Energy level/descriptors:Oscar is affectionate, mellow, and aloof, and medium activity level.
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is a bit fearful; his tail is low and not moving. 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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog licks, then turns away.
Summary:Oscar was friendly and calm towards the assessor.
According to Oscar’s previous guardian, Oscar barks at other dogs then hide from them. When off leash at the Care Center, Oscar briefly greets a group of small male and female dogs with soft body. He checks in with the group several times.
Upon intake Oscar was timid when the counselor approached him, but he allowed to counselor to collar and scan him.
During the initial examination Oscar was quiet, easy to handle, and sweet.
ENERGY LEVEL:Oscar displays a low activity level in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5)- Due to the behavior seen in the previous home, we feel that Oscar may be intimidated by young children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up. He should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at his own pace.
_X_Resource guarding- Oscar is reported to growl over treats and toy resources. It is important to leave Oscar alone while he is eating and never to take anything directly from his mouth. When he is asked to drop something, he should be traded for an item of equal or higher value, in order to reward Oscar for relinquishing the item he has.
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