PRINCESS – A1108006
Safe - 4-8-2017 Manhattan
PRINCESS – A1108006
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
FEMALE, TAN / GRAY, YORKSHIRE TERR MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason CHILDCONFL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/05/2017, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 04/05/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary – vague and incoherent medical history: has cancer, has been in heat for a year, got caught in a glue trap today. Also “seizures” –last one two months ago Subjective collaping trachea type cough when pulls at leash – calm P = 80 R =wml BCS 5/9 EENT: ou sclerosis Oral Exam: mod tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic–tracheal cough ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MGT in caudal glands, small. pollakuria, blood tinged MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, moth eaten coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment MGT possible UTI history of seizures Plan clavamox to rule out UTI not treatment for seizures at this time cbc/chem fair prognosis for mgt
Princess is a 8 year old female unspayed yorkshire terrier. Owner got her from a pet store and is surrendering her due to child conflicts in the house. Owner stated she has cancer that she went to a vet that determined it. The last time she went to a vet was on Wednesday.
Around strangers, She is shy for a few minutes and needs to warm up and then likes to play after. She lives with a new born and 4 year old child. She does not do well with the child and has growled and snapped at them before. She does not play with the children. Owner stated she does not like dogs as well and has snapped at them at the dog park. She doesn’t play with them. She has not been around cats so behavior is unknown. There is no bite history of a person or animal.
Owner stated that she pees indoors and is territorial when kids are near her. During storms, she hides. When touching of food bowl, she is afraid and runs away. She isn’t bothered with taking a bone or toy out, holding or picking her up. She isn’t bothered with giving a bath, brushing of coat. It is unknown how her behavior for a nail trim. ”
For the new family to know
Owner described her as playful, shy, and excitable. Her activity level is low. When owner is home, she follows you around. She likes playing with squeaky toys and playing fetch. She was kept mostly indoors and slept on her dog bed. She ate both wet and dry food dog chow. She is mostly house trained but has accidents daily outside the wee wee pad. She is well behaved when left alone in house. She has been crate trained but doesn’t do well in it by barking constantly. She knows sit and pulls lightly on leash. Owner has never had off leash.
Behavior upon intake
Counselor was able to collar, take harness off, and place her on backdrop for picture. no aggression shown
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 7
Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults and children (ages newborn and four)
Behavior toward strangers: Shy
Behavior toward children: Growls and snaps
Behavior toward dogs: Snaps at them
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Princess is described as playful, shy, and excitable with a low activity level.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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 closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, distracted.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Princess displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
During her initial medical exam, Princess allowed handling.
Princess’ previous owner described her as having a low level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_No children (under 13): Due to her history of growling and snapping at children in her previous home.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Princess is reported to have growled and snapped at children in her previous home. It is important to always go slow and give Princess the option to walk away from any social interaction. Princess should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Princess’ choice to approach a new person or thing.
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