PLUSH – 23693
Safe - 6-15-2018 Manhattan
PLUSH – 23693
Intake Date: 6/7/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Neutered Age: 3 years
Weight: 41 lbs
DVM Intake : Very friendly, playful, allowed all handling; BAR; Clear OU, moderate erythema and yeasty debris AU (AD>AS), nndc; OP wnl; PLN wnl; H/L reg, no murmur, ssp, lungs clear/eupenic, no c/s; ABD snp; MSK amb x 4; Integ wnl; BCS 5/9; UG m/n; Neuro a/a; A: Otitis externa; Otherwise apparently healthy; P: Start otobiotic BID x 10 days then recheck; No other tx needed; Excellent prognosis
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Plush is a little man with lots of personality! He is a tiny mount of a dog looking up at me with shiny eyes and a wide smile from the bottom of his kennel. His tail quivers from excitement. Plush is so ready to go out. On the way to the street, we are stopped by many staff. Plush, Plush, he is so cute. Plush does not need to hear his name twice. He is already giving standing hugs. I guess he is the new MACC ‘s “Joli Coeur”. Plush is a fast walker not forgetting to do his business on the way. He very much has an eye for the pigeons but he is fine with all other pooches neared. He is well mannered, comes when called and sits beautifully on command for treats or none. He knows what a leash is and is not at all mouthy. Plush’s hallmarks are his friendliness and sociability. He is a snuggly lap dog as he fits perfectly due to his small size and his determination to get as much love as possible from his caretaker. Plush has won my heart and many others here at the care center. Come and meet very soon this tiny and lively nugget. You will have a fun and loving friend forever by adopting him!
My medical notes are…
10-Jun-2018 Progress Exam : Noted on board to collapse or faint while on walks, if over heated. No additional details given by staff. BAR, excited in kennel. Reported to be eating well. Currently on tx for hematochezia. A : collapsing episodes — r/o syncope, P : limited walks, especially when hot, continue to monitor while in shelter
9-Jun-2018 Progress Exam : reported to have loose stool on 6/8 and 6/9. Fecal matter with blood seen in kennel during rounds. BAR , very active in kennel and seeking attention. EENT — no coughing or sneezing. no nasal or ocular discharge. UG — neutered male. observed P urinate in kennel; full stream with no evidence of blood (yellow urine) A : hematochezia r/o intestinal parasites, stress, giardia, dietary, P : metronidazole 250mg tablet — give 1.5 tablet PO q12h x 5 days , proviable give 1 capsule PO q24 h x 5 days
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 10-Jun-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
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: Plush approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body and jumped up in a social manner. He was social and playful during the assessment and jumped up several times. Plush allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP :
3/26: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Plush engages in bouncy play. When greeting a male dog, he appears tense and displays a hard stare.
6/7: Plush is a bit tense upon greeting the female helper, though exchanges sniff greeting. He continues to display tense body language, reported to lunge and hard bark toward male dogs when passing their kennels.
6/8-6/9: Plush greets female dogs politely and engages in very brief bouts of bouncy play.
6/11: Plush engages in play with the intent to mount.
6/12: Plush engages in play with female dogs, quickly tips into snapping, attempting to bite a select dog. Handlers interrupt and remove Plush from the interaction.
Date of intake: 7-Jun-2018
Summary: Social, allowed handling though startled when new caretaker entered room and hard barked/tensed
Date of initial: 7-Jun-2018
Summary: Plush was playful and allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Plush 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5), Recommend no dog parks
No dog parks: Due to the high level of reactivity observed toward other male dogs, Plush should be kept out of dog park environments.
No young children (under 5): Because Plush appears to startle easily, we believe he would be best set up to succeed in a home without young children at this time.
Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control, Fearful/potential for defensive aggression, On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Upon intake, Plush hard barked at a person who walking into the room he was in. While he has been social with all handlers since then, this behavior may appear when he is especially stressed or fearful. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Plush to new and unfamiliar situations.
Basic manners/poor impulse control: Plush jumps up on people in a social manner. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Plush has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. Duke may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
Intake Date : 3/25/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 3 years Sex: Male
Weight: 44 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 3yo; Microchip noted on Intake? neg; History : stray; Subjective: BARH, energetic, playful, jumps on you, layed on back for belly rubs. Observed Behavior -; Objective ; T =; P = wnl; R = wnl; BCS 5.5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears cropped and clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. top of nose mildly irritated; Oral Exam: fx left max canine; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MI; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: normal externally; Assessment; intact male; fx left max canine; otherwise apparently healthy; Prognosis: good; Plan: plan for neuter; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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