REUBEN – 30635
Safe - 6-16-2018 Manhattan
REUBEN – 30635
Location: Manhattan; Intake Date: 6/8/18; Intake Type: Stray Medical Behavior:
Blue; Sex: Male; Age: 13 years; Weight: — lbs Original Location: 10469
DVM Intake Exam:Estimated age: 12-14yrs based on PE . Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. MC placed on intake. History : Found in stairwell; no o hx Subjective / Observed Behavior – BAR, resists restraint by shaking head and pushing away with paws. Objective: BCS 7/9 EENT: Cataracts, OU; ears clean, no ocular discharge noted; mild serous nasal discharge Oral Exam: dc 3/5; pd 3/5 PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: 3/6 L systolic murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; referred upper airway noise. coughing during exam ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male. testicles are smooth and symmetrical MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: grossly normal. Assessment: cough r/o collapsing trachea, CIRDC dental disease, cataracts , overweight, geriatric , 3/6 Heart murmur Prognosis: fair Plan: Butorphanol 10mg/ml 0.2ml IM one time for cough doxycycline 100mg tablet — Give 0.5 tablet PO q24h x 14 days cerenia 16mg tablet — Give 0.5 tablet PO q24h x 4 days SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 8-Jun-2018
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Date of assessment: 17-Jun-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 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.
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: Reuben approached the assessor with a soft body. He was social during the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Date of intake: 8-Jun-2018
Summary: Reuben allowed some handling but growled.
Date of initial: 8-Jun-2018
Summary: Reuben resisted restraint.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Reuben so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Upon intake, Reuben appeared fearful and growled. It is important to always go slow and give Reuben the option to walk away from any social interaction. Reuben should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Reuben’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Reuben would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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