PRINCE – 27835
Safe - 5-19-2018 Manhattan
PRINCE – 27835
Location: Manhattan; Intake Date: 5/12/18; Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue; Sex: Neutered; Age: 12 yrs; Weight: 20 lbs; Zip Code: 11101
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~10-12yrs based on O hx and PE. Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. MC placed on intake. History :Surrendered by O; O unable to care for P. Subjective / Observed Behavior – Shaking, tense during exam. Allows all handling. Objective ; BCS 8/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: dc 2/5; pd 2/5 ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: 2/6 L systolic murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: neutered male. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, healthy hair coat. hyperkeratosis of the ventral abdominal skin along the left mammary. focal area of hyperkeratosis along the right ventral abdomen. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: grossly normal. Assessment; geriatric ; dental disease ; overweight ; heart murmur ; hyperkeratosis of ventral abdomen ; Prognosis: good ; Plan: adoption ; SURGERY: already neutered
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This animal came from: Friend
Date of Intake; 12-May-2018
Spay/Neuter Status; Neutered
Basic Information: Prince is a 12 year old small breed dog. Came in as an owner surrender to no one being able to care for him.
Previously lived with: 5 adults, 1 8 year old child
How is this dog around strangers? Prince is shy at first but quickly becomes friendly around strangers.
How is this dog around children? Prince has been around an 8 year old child. He is relaxed and respectful with the child.
How is this dog around other dogs? Prince previously lived with 2 other dogs. He was fearful of the large dog but friendly and respectful with the small one.
How is this dog around cats? Prince previously lived with one cat. He would chase the cat around the house.
Resource guarding: Prince will growl if you take his food or treats away, but is not bothered if you take his toy away.
Bite history: Prince has never bitten another person or another animal.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium energy level
Other Notes: Prince is trained to eliminate on wee-wee pads.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes; Prince developed a rash on his stomach after eating some spaghetti from the table.
For a New Family to Know; Prince is a very relaxed older gentleman who loves walks, chew toys, cuddling, and sleeping in his bed. He previous ate one cup Blue Buffalo, Beneful, or Purina One one time a day. His favorite treat is boiled carrots.Prince can become lonely and will bark/whine when he’s left alone, but once he adjusts to his new home he is calm. Prince loves walking on a leash and used to go on 2 walks a day. He does pull a little bit. Prince knows sit, lay, no, and off.
Behavior Notes: Prince was a relaxed and respectful dog when living with Nyesha’s aunt for his first 12 years. However, when the dog was rehomed with Nyesha’s co-worker Prince became anxious and stressed. He would bark the whole day while she was at work. He would also pee and poop indoors on the furniture even though he is trained to use the wee-wee pads.
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Other Notes: When Prince was re-homed into another home from this original home that he lived in, he became anxious and would bark when alone. He also urinated and defalcated on the furniture when alone.
Date of assessment: 13-May-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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Prince approached the assessor a bit cautiously. He was tense and trembling during the assessment but allowed all handling.
Summary (1): 5/13: When introduced off leash to dogs, Prince keeps mostly to himself.
Summary (2): 5/14-15: Prince is anxious and seeks exit.
Date of initial: 13-May-2018
Summary: Prince was timid but allowed handling and sought comfort from the handler.
ENERGY LEVEL: Prince is described as having 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)
Recommendations comments:No young children: Due to reportedly growling when his food or treats are taken away, we recommend a home without young children.
Potential challenges:Resource guarding, Fearful, Separation anxiety,
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: Prince is reported to growl if his food or treats are taken away. We recommend that Prince be left alone while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Prince’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
Fearful: Prince is reported to be shy with new people and is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Prince the option to walk away from any social interaction. Prince should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Princeâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Prince would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
Separation anxiety: Prince is reported to experience separation anxiety in a home environment. When left alone he is will bark constantly and urinate and defecate on furniture. We recommend that potential adopters feel comfortable with separation anxiety behaviors and prepared to manage and positively modify them should they appear in a home environment.
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