PUMPKIN – 9497
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PUMPKIN – 9497
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
Location: Brooklyn; Intake Date: 10/11/17; Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: — Age: 9 years; Sex: Female
[DVM Intake] Estimated age: 9 years; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : surrender Subjective: BAR, hydrated Observed Behavior – timid, but allows exam and treatment with gentle restraint. Objective ; P =120 R = wnl BCS: 5/9; EENT: NSOU, dark/waxy/chronic otitis AU, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: grade 3 periodontal disease; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: female spayed, no mgts or dc; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, poor, sparse hair coat (generalized alopecia) no dermatitis noted; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: otitis, chronic AU; alopecia: rule out endocrine vs other; periodontal disease; Prognosis: good; Plan: ; clean ears, continue to treat with otobiotic; recommend periodontal therapy; recommend work up for endocrine causes of alopecia (rule out cushings/thyroid dz/etc); continue to monitor at ACC; SURGERY: already altered
Basic Information:Pumpkin is a 9 year old female small white dog who was surrendered by her owner due to personal problems. The owner stated that she found Pumpkin on the street 3 months ago. Previously lived with:owner
How is this dog around strangers?When around strangers Pumpkin is shy for a few minutes and she will warm up. When playing with adults she is gentle.
How is this dog around children?Pumpkin has spent time in the home around a 10 year old child. When around them she is relaxed and affectionate. When playing with children she is gentle.
How is this dog around other dogs?Pumpkin has not spent time in the home around other dogs so it is unknown how she will react.
How is this dog around cats?Pumpkin has not spent time in the home around cats so it is unknown how she will react.
Resource guarding:If someone was to touch her food treats or toys she is friendly.
Bite history:Pumpkin has never bitten a person or another animal.
Other Notes:Pumpkin isnt bothered when being bathed or brushed. She has never had her nails trimmed so it is unknown how he will react. If someone was to approach her house or family member she will bark.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?YesMedical NotesPumpkin has hair loss and irritation of the skin.
For a New Family to KnowOwner described Pumpkin as friendly affectionate and mellow. When at home he will follow her owner around. Pumpkin is older and doesn’t care to play with toys. She has been kept mostly indoors and eats both wet and dry food. She is very much house trained and never has accidents. When left alone in the house she is well behaved. She is used to brisk walks on the leash. When off the leash she will stay by your side.
Behavior Notes:During intake Pumpkin was nervous after a few minutes she warmed up. She allowed the counselor to collar and take her picture with no problems.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender(3 months ago)
Previously lived with: Adults and spent time with a child
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first, warms up after a few minutes and becomes playful.
Behavior toward children: relaxed, affectionate
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: The owner describes Pumpkin as friendly, affectionate and mellow with a medium activity level.
Date of assessment: 13-Oct-2017
1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1:
1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:
1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Pumpkin came into the assessment room calm and quiet, she was friendly and gentle towards the handlers.
According to Pumpkinâ€™s previous owner, Pumpkin did not socialized with other dogs.
10/12-15: When off leash at the Care Center, Pumpkin greets a group of small male and female dogs with a soft body. She explores the pens, mostly keeping to herself.
Date of intake: 11-Oct-2017
Summary: Nervous at first but warmed up after some time.
Date of initial: 12-Oct-2017
Summary: Timid but allows all handling
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
H – Healthy
Potential challenges comments: Pumpkin is shy and friendly but needs a slow approach.
Recommendations; 10/13 Average
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