SPARKY – 33174
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 7/03/18
SPARKY – 33174
Care Center Location: Brooklyn, ZIP Code From: 11208, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: -, Age: 10 years, Sex: Male
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:8 yr; Microchip noted on Intake? none; History : stray; Subjective:stray; Observed Behavior – docile; Objective QAR adequate hydration; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears cobblestone appearance, crusted blood, calcified canals AU, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: stained dentition; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: scrotal testes; MSI: 4/9 Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, leatherized thickened greasy surface dermis- sharp line of demarcation caudal ventrum, medial aspects pelvic limbs; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal:not performed; Assessment; geriatric pet; chronic dermatitis r/o atopy; Prognosis: fair, will need chronic long term management for skin; Plan: skin scrape neg; derm work up; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age, skin condition
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Basic Information: Sparky is a brown male dog that was given to someone on the street and was brought to the ACC as a stray.
Previously lived with: Unknown information
How is this dog around strangers? When meeting the staff at the ACC for the first time Sparky was friendly an outgoing. He allowed the counselor to pet him with no problem.
During intake Sparky allowed the counselor to collar him and take his picture with no problem.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 5-Jul-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: During the handling assessment Sparky was aloof, avoiding direct eye contact but remaining neutral. He allowed handling and showed no interest in the toy.
Summary (1): Sparky was brought in as a stray so his behavior around other dogs is unknown.
7/3: When off leash at the Care Center, Sparky greets a novel female with a neutral posture, low wagging tail. He then mostly wanders the yard, sniffing and marking areas occasionally checking in with her.
7/6: Sparky continues to be sexually motivated, and attempts to mount the novel female dog. He is interrupted after ignoring her warnings. He briefly explores the yard before returning to the greeter.
Date of intake: 2-Jul-2018
Summary: Allowed all handling
Date of initial: 4-Jul-2018
Summary: Tail tucked, timid body language, but allowed restraint and handling. Sensitive around ears.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Sparky so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment.
Sparky displayed low energy and movement throughout assessment. He will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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