PRETZEL – A1125270
Safe - 9-15-2017 Manhattan
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PRETZEL – A1125270
**SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
FEMALE, BLACK, SHIH TZU MIX, 10 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/12/2017, From NY 10456, DueOut Date 09/15/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 8-12 m Microchip noted on Intake? n History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – trying to bite throughout exam Objective P = 120 R = wnl BCS EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: at least one retained decid tooth noted upper right k9 PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: no SS MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, matted coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: retained teeth Plan: OHE Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Intact female, stray
Summary: Pretzel has not acclimated well to the shelter environment, she remains challenging to handle in the care center. For these reasons, Pretzel is not appropriate for a handling assessment at this time.
Upon intake, Pretzel growled.
During her initial medical examination, Pretzel was snapping throughout her exam.
Due to Pretzel’s fear, she displays a low energy level in the care center so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, as well as Pretzel’s, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address the snapping and underlying anxiety.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Pretzel has attempted to bite during her stay in our care centers when uncomfortable; guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Pretzel to new and unfamiliar situations
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