PRINCE NAVI – A1117449
Gone - 7-7-2017 Manhattan
My name is PRINCE NAVI. My Animal ID # is A1117449.
I am a neutered male br brindle and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/03/2017 from NY 10455, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
07/06/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Prince Navi A1117449 is at-risk due to dog reactivity becoming difficult manage in shelter; While social/friendly with human handlers, Prince Navi is no longer a playgroup candidate and has been observed to escalate quickly on leash when being walked by other dogs (lunging, growling, snapping) and is unable to readily settle.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/05/2017 Exam Type RE-EXAM – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 54.0 LBS.
Pt was muzzled for playgroup and he got his right first digit stuck in his muzzle – small laceration at the base of the nailbed, bleeding profusely. A bandage is unlikely to stay on (given the location and the energy level of the dog) so we will wait for it to clot on its own, and then re-examine later today. 1088
07/03/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/03/17 19:44 Basic Info Prince Navi is a 3 year old brown brindle dog whose owner had personal issues. Prince Navi has been with his family for 11 months. He last visited a year ago. Socialization Prince Navi is outgoing around strangers and approaches strangers with soft body. He has lived with children ages 4, 8 and 9. He is relaxed and playful. He is somewhat rough when he plays with adults and children. He has never been around dogs or cats before. He has never bitten a person or animal before. Behavior Prince Navi is house trained and does not destroy household items. He is not bothered by having his food, treats or toys touched. He is ok with being restrained, bathed, brushed or having his nails trimmed. He is not bothered by having strangers approach his home. New Family Prince Navi has a high level of energy at home and loves to go outside and run. He follows his owners around the house and enjoys playing with balls, stuffed toys and chew bones. He likes to play fetch, chase and tug. He sleeps in his kennel and is fed puppy chow wet and dry food thrice daily. he is well behaved at home alone and knows the commands sit, stay and down. he pulls lightly on the leash and will stay by your side or wander and return when called if walked off leash. Intake Behavior Prince Navi has a soft body and a wagging tail and jumps on counselor when he approaches him. he backs away when approached with the scanner but allowed all handling for collarinf and scanning and allowed counselor to restrain slightly.
A volunteer writes: Prince Navi isn’t one of those nose-in-the-air royals who prefer not to mingle with the common folk, he’s more of a rough noble, ready to get his paws dirty out in the fresh air and keen to explore everything the big, wide world has to offer. A great leash walker I could guide with my pinky, he’s seemingly house trained and greets every person he meets with a smile and a joyful tail wag, eager to make new friends of all ages. While he’s not in a mood to play with the squeaky toy I’ve brought along, there’s a baseball game in progress across the way and Navi is mesmerized as he stops to watch the boys toss, bat and run with his ears perked and tail high, just waiting for an invite to join in the game. He’s lived in boisterous harmony with kids aged 4, 8 and 9 and we’re told he’s well behaved when left alone, likes entertaining himself with toys and chew bones, knows how to fetch and follow commands for sit, stay and down and greets strangers who visit with a happy heart. Navi hasn’t been socialized with other dogs so he needs some help in the meet’n’greet department but with his smarts and eagerness to please, an experienced adopter and a structured training plan will work wonders. You don’t need to visit Europe to hobnob with royalty this summer, just head to our Manhattan Care Center and request an audience with Navi, our down-to-earth Prince can’t wait to meet you!
07/05/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 7/3/17 Neutered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults and children (ages four, eight, and nine) Behavior toward strangers: Outgoing Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Prince Navi is described as having a high level of activity. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 7/5/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, panting, jumps up between attempts to lick Assessor. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back. Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Prince Navi displayed a high level of activity on his assessment. He was social throughout and allowed all handling. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: 7/5: When introduced at the gate to the female dog, Prince Navi became stiff and barked. He was muzzled for an off leash interaction. Prince Navi was highly distracted by the muzzle and did not engage at all with the female dog. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Upon intake, Prince Navi had a soft body and allowed handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 7/4/17 During his initial medical exam, Prince Navi was active and tense. ENERGY LEVEL: Prince Navi’s previous owner described him as having a high level of activity. 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: 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. _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center Prince Navi has been observed to react to other dogs, barking at the. Prince Navi may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dog. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
07/05/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
7/5: When introduced at the gate to the female dog, Prince Navi became stiff and barked. He was muzzled for an off leash interaction. Prince Navi was highly distracted by the muzzle and did not engage at all with the female dog.
07/05/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: reported to be 3 years; age consistent with exam Microchip noted on Intake? History : owner surrender because owner had a baby Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – overly exciteable, difficult to restrain; not aggressive but mouthy Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: eyes clear, no nasal discharge AU-moderate to severe erythema, suspect behavioral Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; no significant tartar/staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: difficult to auscultate due to heavy panting, exciteability; no obvious murmur; SSFP; eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted interdigital erythema, worse on forelimbs; dermatitis along chest and inguinally CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Dermatitis Plan simplicef 250 mg PO SID x 14 days Prognosis: excellent; dermatitis is likely due to underlying allergy which may require intermittent symptomatic treatment; if signs are noted to be severe or frequent, then a diet trial and allergy testing may be indicated SURGERY: neutered
07/05/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
Pt was muzzled for playgroup and he got his right first digit stuck in his muzzle – small laceration at the base of the nailbed, bleeding profusely. A bandage is unlikely to stay on (given the location and the energy level of the dog) so we will wait for it to clot on its own, and then re-examine later today.
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