PRALINE – A1081006
Safe - 7-20-2016 Manhattan
PRALINE – A1081006
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, SHIH TZU MIX, 10 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD RELEASED Reason STRAY
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 07/12/2016, From NY 10455, DueOut Date07/15/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary BARH scan negative geriatric heavy tartar cloudy eyes, occular d/c matted coat, need grooming female mammary mass NOSF
Re-Exam (7/13/16) calm dog allows all handling; heart and lungs wnl; severely matted eyes ery irritated from fur; thick ropey discharge suggestive of KCS but could just be chronic irritation from hair; eyes are hyperpigmented and scarred; heavy tartar; one mammary tumor (probably benign) palpated in caudal gland.; She is so matted that there may be more that cant currently be felt; should be re-examined after shave down.; will treat eyes with TAB and optimmune.; It is possible the optimmune could be withdrawn after eyes are less irritated.; mammary tumor should be excised; good prognosis with treatment
Praline came into the care center as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home. She has been social and easy to handle since intake. During her SAFER assessment Praline allowed all handling items, initially a bit tense but relaxing quickly. She did not engage with the toy. We feel that Praline’s behavior is appropriate for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful, her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is open.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Additional note: Praline will need extra care to keep her coat mat- and tangle-free, and may need professional grooming appointments.
7/16: When off leash with other dogs Praline will sniff dog when they walk away but otherwise keeps to herself. She will seek attention from handlers.
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