PETRA – 22600
Safe - 3-20-2018 Manhattan
PETRA – 22600
Intake Date : 3/11/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 2 year Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: 37 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 2yo Microchip noted on Intake? neg Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : stray, found roaming the hallway of a building Subjective: BARH. Nervous and scared, tense and crouched posture. Muzzled just in case, but was well behaved during PE and med handling. Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = P = n R = n BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Muzzled. Moderate staining on incisors and canines. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, no spar scar seen, developed mammae with lactation, no MGTs, hooded vulva with no discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, fair hair coat with mild scaling and crusting along caudal dorsum CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally Assessment : intact female, lactation, may have recently whelped, hooded vulva, mild scaling/crusting, otherwise, apparently healthy Prognosis: good Plan:
plan for OHE ctm until transfer/adoption SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes; Petra is our little Bernard L’Hermitte.. She likes to stay in the safety of her den and avoids “bumping” into the outside world. I kind of doubt she was like that before she came to the care center. She is beautiful, statuesque, well cared for, healthy and very sweet, tentative in all her doings and always making sure we know she owns a cute little tongue. Petra met with her peers and she was a shy little mouse. She is making progresses, though and did venture with her caretakers into the street. She accepts caresses, even a scarf and a coat to keep her warm. Although Petra might be naturally timid, a home sweet home and the love of a master might just be the magic that will bring a smile on her face, a spring in her legs and a bouncy heart. Come and meet our princess Petra at the Manhattan Care Center . Sleeping Beauty is waiting for her Prince Charming ‘s kiss.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 12-Mar-2018
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Petra approached the assessor in the assessment room a bit cautiously, but then leaned into and stayed by the assessor during handling. She appeared fearful of the environment, having a tense body and tucked tail, but sought comfort from the assessor. She allowed all handling.
PLAY GROUP :
3/12: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Petra is fearful and keeps to self.
3/13: Petra greets politely, then roams away.
Date of intake: 11-Mar-2018
Summary: Petra was cowering but allowed handling.
Date of initial: 12-Mar-2018
Summary: Petra was tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Petra so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
No young children (under 5): Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Petra may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at his own pace. Older, gentle children should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Petra is fearful at the care center and sometimes reluctant to walk on leash. It is important to always go slow and give Petra the option to walk away from any social interaction. Petra should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Petraâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Petra would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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