SCARLETT – A1116407
Safe - 9-2-2017 Manhattan
SCARLETT – A1116407
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 06/24/2017, From NY 10452, DueOut Date 06/29/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Microchip noted on Intake? placed on intake History : found wandering around a building; hematuria noted by finders; bloodwork on intake WNL; started on clavamox Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – very sweet girl! excited but gentle; urinated moderate amount of brown urine with blood clots Objective BCS 4/9 EENT: OU-mild periocular erythema mild serous nasal discharge AU-mild inflammation/erythema and minimal yellow crusting debris Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; mod tartar build up (worse on L side) with severe fracture of upper incisor PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: soft, nonpainful; no palpable abnormalities U/G: female intact; prominent nipples, no MGT palpated; severe hematuria, bladder small and soft on palpation after urination MSI: severe erythema, papular dermatitis along abdomen mild interdigital erythema perivulvular alopecia CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Hematuria-r/o UTI vs bladder stones vs other Dermatitis-suspect underlying allergies Otitis externa-mild, suspect underlying allergies Periocular erythema-mild, r/o behavioral vs allergies Plan Clavamox 250 mg PO BID x 14 days Rimadyl 75 mg PO SID x 7 days Monitor ears-if mild infection does not resolve, then rec’d otibiotic AU SID x 7-10 days Rec’d AXR to r/o urinary stones Prognosis: good; UTI most likely cause of hematuria; if urinary stones are noted on rads, then will require cystotomy but that carries overall good prognosis if uncomplicated; dermatitis and mild ear infection are likely due to underlying allergies, which are common in this breed and may require intermittent symptomatic treatment; if allergies signs are noted to be frequent and severe, then a diet trial and possible allergy testing is recommended Temp S/N waiver due to dermatitis
A volunteer writes: A little imp with a big smile and a wagging tail. That’s our Scarlett and I’m in love. Easily leashed and hopping out of her kennel, her tail wagging, we’re out the door in a hurry to go potty. Scarlett is not only likely housetrained, she may be curb trained, hopping off the sidewalk to take care of her “big business”. Good girl! She’s lovely on leash, has a fabulous head tilt when I make kissy sounds at her, and got the zoomies in the park as she enjoyed the grass beneath her feet, and the warm sun on her back. Scarlett showed off her sit, takes treats gently and poses for photos like a pro. Scarlett allows all handing, and when I took her into the vet to check something she was a rockstar for her exam, not even needing to be held. She’s a GEM! This itty bitty pocket pittie is hoping you’ll discover her today and make her yours. Gentle, calm, fun and sweet she’s perfection on four legs.
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile
Unaltered Female, Stray (With finder for two days)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful, and respectful
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Scarlet is described as friendly with a low activity level.
Look: 1. Dog leans forward to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, paws leg lightly at end of game.
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, then walks away.
Summary: Scarlett displayed no concerning behavior during her handling assessment.
Scarlett greets other dogs politely, and engages in play with other playful dogs in the care center. The behavior department feels that Scarlett may be most compatible with other dogs who are playful or tolerant.
6/26: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Scarlett allows polite approach, then wanders away.
6/27: Scarlett greets politely in a group of male and female dogs
6/28: Scarlett engages in bouncy play with male and female dogs.
6/29: Scarlett engages in bouts of play, and offers correction when uncomfortable with particularly rough play.
Upon intake, Scarlett had a relaxed body and allowed handling.
During her initial medical exam, Scarlett was social and allowed handling.
Her finder describes Scarlett as having a low activity level which matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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