PEPSI – A0588500
Safe - 8-18-2017 Brooklyn
PEPSI – A0588500
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, SHIH TZU, 13 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/16/2017, From NY 11224, DueOut Date 08/19/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
DVM Intake Exam 8/17/17; Estimated age: ~13yrs, neutered; Microchip noted on Intake? Yes; History : Owner surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior – QAR. Allowed most handling, snapped during oral exam, struggling and vocalizing during blood draw Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9; EENT: Nuclear sclerosis OU, KCS OU, moderate otitis externa AU, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: Missing most teeth, lower left canine in place with large matt of fur surrounding, unable to remove due to behavior; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Neutered; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, unkempt hair coat; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Geriatric, sever dental disease, unkempt hair coat, KCS, otitis externa; Plan: Rec otibiotic q24 x 10 days. Not treating eyes at this time due to temperment. Scheduled CBC.Chem; Prognosis: Good short term prognosis Weight 10.0
Pepsi is a 13 year old altered small black and white male dog. He was adopted from the ACC 13 years ago and is being surrendered due to personal problems. Owner states she believes he is blind and deaf, and barely has any teeth.
Around strangers, he can bark when he hears phones ringing, doorbells, or people knocking at the door. He will settle down after his owner opens the door and lets the people in. Pepsi has been around children ages 2 – 9 and was reported to be tolerant, relaxed, and respectful. He is very gentle in play with children and adults and loves belly rubs. Pepsi has not lived with other dogs and cats so his behavior is unknown. He has not bitten a person or another animal.
Pepsi has, within the year, started to pee and poop indoors. During thunderstorms and fireworks, he may get nervous and try to hide. He is not bothered by having his food bowl touched. He will growl when you try to remove items from his mouth. He will struggle and try to run away when given a bath, brushing him, or trimming his nails. He is not bothered by strangers that approach him.
Pepsi is described as a lovable, mellow, and friendly dog with a low activity level. He spends most of his day sleeping and eating. He tends to follow his owner wherever she goes in the home. He was kept indoors only and was only allowed in the yard when his owner was there with him. He was given wet food only due to him missing some teeth. He loved salmon, chicken, and beef deli cuts and does not eat pork. In the past year, his owner states he started to pee and poop all over the carpets in her home. He was well behaved when left alone in the home. He loves to go on slow walks on leash and his owner has not walked him off leash.
According to Pepsi’s previous owner, Pepsi did not socialize with other dogs outside of the Care Center.
8/17: When off leash at the Care Center, Pepsi greets a group of small male and female dogs with a soft body. He explores the pen, and occasionally checks in with the group.
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