SHADOW – A1109626
Safe - 5-2-2017 Manhattan
SHADOW – A1109626
**SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK, TIBETAN TERR, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 04/22/2017, From NY 10030, DueOut Date 04/22/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: ~10 year Microchip noted on Intake? MC scan negative. New intake on 4/22/17. relaxed and playful prior to exam, tried to bite when ears examined (suspect painful!) T = — P = WNL R = WNL BCS 3/9 EENT: nuclear sclerosis OU, copious aural discharge from left ear with matted fur due to ear discharge, right ear has moderate amount of dried discharge — very painful when ears examined, no nasal discharge/coughing/sneezing Oral Exam: unable to examine due to muzzle PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated – tense on palpation U/G: male, neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, moderately matted haircoat – needs grooming ASAP, no wounds seen CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment ~10 year old MN dog male neutered geriatric severe otitis AU (left worse than right) matted fur underweight body condition oral cavity not examined due to muzzle Plan schedule sedated procedure for monday – needs grooming (shave matted fur), ear exam and cleaning with Osurnia application, oral exam (unable to examine on intake due to behavior) run CBC/chem in-house prior to sedated procedure due to advanced age recheck exam after grooming Prognosis: Good SURGERY: already neutered
A volunteer writes:
Long time companion Shadow who lived with children of various ages and a cat was surrendered into our care as his family could not accommodate a dog anymore. Shadow, a Russian Terrier Poodle mix or a Tibetan Terrier, is in dear need of a visit to a grooming salon. Watch him coming out of there.. He will be the talk of the town…Our veterinarians are also attending to a bad ear infection he suffers from and I must say that our furry friend is already feeling better. Shadow is a real sweetheart. He is all excited to come out of his upper kennel and is in my arms in no time. He loves to be caressed. He does not mind me combing his hair to uncover his eyes for the photo shoot. He is a very good walker and does his business with out marking. He is happy to meet people in the street , comes right away when called and sits on command. Shadow loves treats and will stands and dances on his hinds, his forelegs bent and his tongue right out.. He is really super cute. I really love Shadow and I am impatiently for our groomer to get his hands on him and reveal a masterpiece… Come and meet sweet and stinky Shadow at the Manhattan Care Center and make him yours.
Basic Information: Shadow is a 10 year old altered male. Owner stated Shadow is a Russian terrier Poodle mix. However it’s note he can be a Tibetan Terr. He was given as gift to owner when he was 6 months old. He recently has an ear infection for the past three weeks and never was seen at the vet for this reason. Owner surrenders Shadow due to personal problems.
Social Life and Personality: Shadow lived with one female adult and children ages 2, 13, and 17 years old. Owner stated Shadow is friendly and outgoing towards everyone in the house and visitors. He is gentle towards children and other dogs he sees on walks. He will jump up with tongue out his mouth ready to play owner stated. He also lived with a cat and was relaxed and playful. Owner stated Shadow is hyper and has a lot of energy.
Behavior: Shadow has never bitten or scratched anyone owner stated. Shadow doesn’t like stepping in puddles or getting wet. Owner never touched her food while eating or took toys out of her mouth. He doesn’t like to take baths or be groomed he will bark and growl. He is friendly when people approach the house or family member.
For a New Family to Know: Shadow is mostly trained to use the bathroom outdoors. He does have the option of using training pads in the house but for the past two months he has been missing the training pad and using the bathroom on the floor. He likes to follow owner around the house or sit by the door. He eats mostly chicken and steak or anything the owner feeds him besides dog food. He doesn’t know commands but is well behaved when home alone. Owner describes Shadow as friendly and excitable.
Intake Behavior: Upon intake Shadow was loose body, jumping and wagging his tail. He scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
Neutered, Owner Surrender (In previous home for ten years)
Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages two, thirteen, and seventeen), and a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Gentle
Behavior toward dogs: Gentle
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and playful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Shadow is described as friendly and excitable.
Other notes: Shadow will bark and growl when being groomed.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/23/17
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Shadow displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center, Shadow wanders the yard and ignores interaction.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/22/17
During his initial medical exam, Shadow relaxed and playful but snapped when his ears were examined.
Shadow is an enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_ Handling/touch sensitivity: Shadow is reported to growl and bark when being groomed or bathed, showing an uncomfortability with touch in certain areas. It is important to go slowly when grooming or bathing Shadow and to be cautious when touching him in other areas as we do not know where he may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Shadow to be more comfortable with this.
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