SAM – 17083
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SAM – 17083
Care Center Location: Manhattan; ZIP Code From: 11224; Intake Date: 12/27/17
Intake Type: Stray; Medical Behavior: Blue; Age: 12 years; Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 12 lbs
LVT intake: Microchip Scan: negative, placed Observed Behavior: allows handling but tense and nervous. Sex: spayed female. Estimated Age: appx 10-15y Subjective: overweight older animal, mass under left side chin (lymph node, drainage from tooth root abscess?), advanced dental disease, large lipoma vs other mass towards left side axial Eyes: clear Ears: clean Oral Exam: retained deciduous canines, heavy calculus and receded gingiva, odorous, loose insertions Heart: hard to auscultate through fatty trunk, possible abnormal heart sounds Lungs: WNL Abdomen: WNL Musculoskeletal: overweight 6.5-7/9 Mentation: BARH Preliminary Assessment: older animal with dental disease and masses Plan: DVM intake
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 27-Dec-2017
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Sam did not approach the assessor at first, but after a few minutes she approached. She had a tense, trembling body in the room and throughout the assessment but she allowed all handling.
Summary (1): 12/28: When introduced off leash to dogs, Sam keeps mostly to himself.
Summary (2): 12/29-31: Sam keeps mostly to himself.
Date of intake: 28-Dec-2017
Summary: Sam was tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Sam so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium-low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
No children: Due to how uncomfortable Sam is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Sam is fearful at the care center and has snapped at handlers. It is important to always go slow and give Sam the option to walk away from any social interaction. Sam should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Sam’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Sam would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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