BUDDAH aka OTTO – A1117961
RTO SAFE 07/25/17
BUDDAH aka OTTO – A1117961
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**SOCIAL GREETER DOG IN PLAY GROUP
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason ABANDON
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/09/2017, From NY 10463, DueOut Date 07/12/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 2 years Microchip noted on Intake? positive. Found tied to a pole in the bronx. BAR, friendly, energetic; allows handling BCS 5/0 EENT: eyes clear, no nasal discharge; AS-mod erythema, inflammation, lichenification that extends onto pinna; externa canal stenotic Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; minimal-mild tartar/staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact, 2 scrotal testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted mild diffuse papular dermatitis along dorsum and flank; pruritic scrotal erythema, mild irritation mild erythema, few papules on abdomen CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Dermatitis otitis externa Plan simplicef 250 mg PO SID x 14 days osurnia AS-2 doses, 1 week apart Prognosis: good; ear infection and mild dermatitis likely due to underlying allergies which are very common in this breed and will require intermittent symptomatic SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A volunteer writes: Otto, my main man! Gorgeous in his pristine white coat, hazel eyes and bunny ears. Shy at first, but opening up quickly, he loved making friends with staff, loved playing with the female greeter dog, loved going for a walk and a chance to go potty, and loved showing off his ‘sit’ and ‘paw’, all for treats which he takes softly. His leash manners are lovely, he wags his tail at every dog we pass, wants to meet every person that smiles at him (and they all do), and when we cuddled on a door stoop he gave me kisses before lying down to keep me company as I made some notes. In the yard we play tug, and when Otto gets too warm he slithers under the bench froggy style to cool down. Only his adorable little butt and wagging tail are out, just enough to indulge him in a butt scratch. So cute! Calm, gentle, easy and oh so gentle on the eyes, Otto and I spent a lot of time together yesterday, and I’m here to tell you he’s a gem. Ask to meet him today.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
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, her eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is open.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Otto displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
7/10: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Otto greets with a wiggly body, and engages in bouncy play.
7/11: Otto is polite when greeting. He engages in bouncy play. Otto is utilized as a greeter dog today.
Upon intake, Otto was active and social.
During his initial medical exam, Otto was active, social, and allowed handling.
We have no history on Otto so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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