PLUTO – A1101083
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PLUTO – A1101083
**NEEDS FOLLOW UP VET CARE, SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, WHITE / BROWN, MALTESE / JACK RUSS TERR, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/05/2017, From NY 11226, DueOut Date 01/05/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: Male Age: 6 years Mentation: Eyes:cloudy Ears: wnl Teeth: Gingitivis, sever tartar, underbite Skin: wnl Behavior: allow handling during the exam
RE EXAM: 01/07/17: S/O: QARH. Nervous, allows handling. BCS 2/5; EENT: Severe tartar build up and gingival; recession, dental disease; nuclear sclerosis, bupthalmia OU, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl; HL: Grade 5/6 heart murmur, lungs auscult clear; ABD: Tense on palpation, no abnormalities appreciated; INTEG: Thin, unkempt hair coat; MS: Ambulatory x 4, no apparent lameness; thin BCS; UG/Rectal: Intact male, right sided perianal hernia. Urinated normally during exam.; A: Owners report age to dog to be 6 yrs. Diagnosed with hernia causing increased urination.; Appears older than 6yrs based on dentition and appearance of eyes (8-10+ yrs.).; 1. Dental disease; 2. High grade heart murmur; 3. Perianal hernia; 4. Thin BCS; P: Rec CBC/Chem/UA. Rec full cardiology work up with placement followed by surgical repair of hernia and neuter and dental cleaning/extractions if stable for anesthesia/surgery. Fair prognosis with appropriate treatment and care.
Pluto is a 6 year- old male Maltese and Jack Russell mix, He came to the family from previous owner, and they’ve had him for 5 years. The reasons for surrendering g are because Pluto has a hernia that’s causing to pee on the furniture and costly surgery to remove the hernia.
When around strangers Pluto is shy at first but is friendly after a few minutes, he sniffs your hand and allows soft pets on his head. Around small children he is usually relaxed sniffs them at first but then becomes uninterested. He has lived in a home with cat and tends to run and hide when the approach him. He unbothered if someone touches his food, or bowl, takes a treat away. During a bath or grooming, he is very calm and tolerable to the touch.
Pluto was described as playful, Affectionate, and friendly with a high activity level. While owner is home he rarely seeks attention. His favorite toys are bones. He mostly stays indoors, and eats Kibbles and bits dry 1-2 times a day. Pluto is house-trained but because of the hernia he has accidents daily. He well-behaved when left alone and always walks on Leash.
During intake Pluto was very energetic with a wiggly body and tail wagging. When the counselor approached Pluto he sniffed the counselor’s hand and allowed soft petting on his head. He struggled out of grasp when counselor tried to hold him for a photo but he tolerated the handling and allowed collaring .
Unaltered male, Owner surrender (with previous owner for 5 years)
Previously lived with: Adults and a cat.
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, curious, aloof around small children
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Hides
FG/RG: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Yes but currently has daily accidents due to his medical condition
Energy level/descriptors: Pluto is described as playful, affectionate, and friendly with a high activity level.
Other notes: Pluto was energetic and playful during intake.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with body is tense, and trembles. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Pluto was a bit tense and shy during his SAFER assessment. He was calm and friendly with the assessment team.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Pluto’s previous owner did not disclose any past behavior towards other dogs when he surrender him. When off leash at the Care Center, Pluto appropriately greets a group of male and female dogs. He explores his surroundings while keeping to himself.
1/6/17 Pluto was tolerant of all handling during his initial exam.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Note: Pluto is timid with new people and new situation, and does best with a slow approach. He should be the one to initiate interaction and should only be pet and handled when he approaches and solicits attention so it is clear that he is comfortable.
_X_House soiling: Pluto is reported to be house trained but had begun urinating on the furniture. This may be due to his medical condition, and medical causes should be ruled out before looking to behavioral reasons. But note that Pluto may need guidance to establish desired elimination spots in his new home.
Pluto’s previous owner did not disclose any past behavior towards other dogs when he surrender him.
When off leash at the Care Center, Pluto appropriately greets a group of male and female dogs. He explores his surroundings while keeping to himself.
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