PESO – 19383
Safe - 1-31-2018 Manhattan
PESO – 19383
Intake Date : 1/28/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue, Age: 11 years, Sex: Male,
Weight: 11 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 11 yr; Microchip noted on Intake? No; History : Several previous owners, has been urinating and defecating in inappropriate places ; Subjective: Observed Behavior – Nervous but nice; Objective ; T = P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 3/5; EENT: OD mild cataracts with normal retropulsion, OS buphthalmos and mild exophthalmos with decreased retropulsion, pigmentation of cornea unable to visualize pupil or back of eye, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Severe tartar and missing several teeth; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MI, sst; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, long toenails, 2 pigmented dermal masses ~6mm on right lateral stifle, 1.5cm firm sq mass on left neck; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Assessment: Geriatric; Dental dz; Ocular dz OS; Masses- r/o cyst vs. other benign vs. malignant; Prognosis: Fair to good with tx; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Peso is laying on his kuranda bed, one foreleg hanging, resting all relaxed on his “balcony”. He is really cute, tiny with big round eyes and a smile like it was drawn on his face. A Chipmunk? A Lemur??? No a little Chi with a big heart. Peso craves for company and he is quick to come to his door when someone says hello. At first a little wobbly, he runs quite well on and off leash. It is cold, and a coat takes care of the problem as well as a blanket when he rests on my lap. What a sweetheart! He loves to be petted and talked to. He likes treats and takes them very politely from my hand. A big dog is met in the nearby pen. Peso spotted him and wagged his tail. Peso is an elderly gent who still has a lot of presence and love to give to a new owner who understands the needs and knows the worth of an older pet. Peso is at the Manhattan Care Center, dreaming to be yours and looking forward to few more years of happiness together.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake: 29-Jan-2018
Basic Information: Peso is an 11 year old, male, small breed dog. The previous owner got Peso from a friend 3 months ago and unfortunately has to surrender due to not having time to care for him. He does have eye issues and was last at the vet 3 months ago.
Previously lived with: 3 adults.
How is this dog around strangers? Peso is friendly and outgoing with strangers. He plays gently with adults.
How is this dog around children? Peso has spent time around a 3 year old child and he is relaxed and playful with it. He plays gently with adults.
How is this dog around other dogs? Peso has not spent time around other dogs. Behavior is unknown.
How is this dog around cats? Peso has not spent time around cats. Behavior is unknown.
Resource guarding: Peso does not resource guard his food, treats, or toys.
Bite history: Peso has never bitten another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other Notes: Peso will have pee and poop accidents in the home. He isn’t bothered during fireworks or thunderstorms. He is friendly when being pushed off furniture, picked up, and disturbed while sleeping. He isn’t bothered when getting a bath or when someone unfamiliar approaches owner. He is afraid of getting nails trimmed and will paw his paw away. He barks if a stranger comes towards the home.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes: Peso did come in with eye issues.
For a New Family to Know:
Peso is a friendly, affectionate, mellow dog. He has a low to medium activity level and loves to eat. He will follow you around the home and chase you when playing. He is mostly indoors only. He sleeps wherever is comfortable and eats both wet and dry food. He has accidents in the home a few times a week and uses news paper when in the home. He has never been crate trained and knows the commands come and stay. He gets slow walks on leash for exercise and will pull lightly on leash when excited.
Upon intake, Peso was shaking and had his tail between his legs. He allowed counselor to pet, collar, and walked well on leash.
My medical notes are…
S/O: Routine rounds check. Ocular: OS buphlathalmos, exopthalmos; A: ddx – glaucoma; Recommend: Checking eye pressures
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 1/29/2018
Date of intake: 28-Jan-2018
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Date of assessment: 29-Jan-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Peso approached the assessor in the assessment room and solicited attention by nudging the assessor’s hand with his nose. He allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Date of intake: 28-Jan-2018
Summary: Peso was trembling and had a tucked tail.
Date of initial: 28-Jan-2018
Summary: Peso was tense but social.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Peso so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium-low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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