PEPITO aka CHARLIE – A1089886
Safe - 9-21-2016 Manhattan
PEPITO aka CHARLIE – A1089886
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BLACK, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/15/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 09/18/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Sex: Male intact Scan: Negative Estimated age: 1.5-2.5 years based on dentition and overall body size Fleas: No flea dirt. S: Alert, looks aorund, allows handling but pulls back on leash O: BAR-H, BCS 1/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Mild tartar and gingivitis on premolars and molars. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Tucked up, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. Seborrhea sicca on most of trunk with spots of alopecia on the dorsolumbar region and on the hind legs. Alopecia and crusty skin on the bridge of the nose. Erythematous skin on inguinal region. UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical. A: 1. Emaciated 2. Seborrhea, alopecia, erythematous skin – R/O secondary to pyoderma vs. Demodex vs. allergies vs. other Short-term prognosis: Good Current surgery status: Temporary waiver for seborrhea and emaciation P: 1. Administered pyrantel 5.5 ml PO and Activyl dog 44-88# topically during exam 2. Bathe with benzoyl peroxide-containing shampoo (if this is not available, regular shampoo can be considered but it will not be as effective at removing the scaling) twice weekly x4 weeks 3. If this is not effective at resolving the skin condition, recommend skin scrape to check for Demodex 1088
A volunteer writes: Quietly lying on his bed, Pepito lifts his head when I approach and comes forward quietly to be leashed. So sweet and so calm, he wags his tail gently as we head out the door. His leash manners are good, he has a gorgeous prance as we walk, is so easy and gentle to be with, and although he’s far too thin he takes treats super gently. His coat is dry and thin in places so some good nutritious food will both help him gain some weight and do wonders for his coat. He’s stunning nonetheless and a fast favorite of one of the staffers who tells me that off leash in her office he rolled over for a belly rub and shakes paw. Can we all say ‘awwwwwwwwww’? Pepito posed for photos like a pro, ignored other dogs we passed including one who barked at him. Good boy, Pepito! His gentle personality translates into sweet, soft kisses and his head in my lap for some petting. Pepito impressed our behavior assessors as much as he impressed me, and they feel he’ll be a good fit in a home with average dog experience. If you are ready to open your home to this sweet boy, feed him well and love him to the moon and back, he’s hoping you’ll stop by and ask to meet him.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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 low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Pepito showed NO SIGNS OF POTENTIAL AGGRESSION on the aggression assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Selective: These dogs can succeed with certain other dogs, but may be more selective or picky. They may dislike certain ‘types’ of dogs or styles of dog play so they may require extra supervision when interacting with other dogs.
When off leash with other dogs Pepito is sexually motivated but responds well to correction and will cease attempting to mount. He arrived to the care center as a stray, so any in-home behaviors with other dogs are unknown. The behavior department recommends a slow, structured introduction when introducing Pepito to any resident dogs.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 09/15/2016
During his initial medical examination, Pepito was fairly alert/cautious of his surroundings but readily allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (Suitable for an adopter with an Average amount of dog experience)
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