RIO – A1124429
Urgent - Manhattan
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RIO – A1124429
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/05/2017, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 09/08/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 1-1.5 years based on dentition Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg on intake History : Stray, no hx Subjective: Alert, energetic, puts feet up on wall to look at things. Allows all handling. Objective BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 4.5/9 EENT: Moderate erythema and crusting in both ears, some discharge. Eyes clear, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Very clean teeth! PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: Otitis externa Plan: Clean ears q3 days and treat with Otibiotic AU BID x10 days Prognosis: Good SURGERY: Okay for surgery 1088
A volunteer writes:
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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: 3. Dog jumps up high, mouths Assessor.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Rio displayed a high level of activity and movement on his assessment, jumping on the assessor and becoming mouthy when very excited.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
9/6: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Rio greets politely. He otherwise keeps mostly to himself.
Upon intake, Rio had a relaxed body and allowed handling.
During his initial medical exam, Rio was active and allowed all handling.
We have no history on Rio so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center he has been active and enthusiastic. He may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when she becomes overstimulated. He will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help him to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
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 the high level off jumping and mouthing seen at the care center, we recommend an adult only home.
_X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: Rio jumps up a lot on people. 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_Mouthiness/Poor bite inhibition: Rio has shown some mouthiness in the care center. Little pressure is applied, but this is a behavior that should be extinguished through training alternate behaviors and lack of reward.
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