SPENCER – A1092372
Gone - 10-7-2016 Manhattan
My name is SPENCER. My Animal ID # is A1092372.
I am a male white and black am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/04/2016 from NY 10451, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/06/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 63.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
10/04/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/04/16 19:55 Basic Info Spencer is an 8 year old deaf dog that was surrendered because his owner was moving. In addition to being deaf he has a vestibular disease that makes it difficult for him to walk without falling down. Socialization Spencer was reported to be aggressive around strangers. He will lunge at them and attempt to bite. He has lived with children aged 2, 3, 4, and 10. he was very playful with them and would let the younger ones ride him. Around adults, he is a very exhuberant player. He lived with another male large dog. This dog would sometimes attempt to bite him, and he would bark back and snap. He has never lived with cats. Behavior Spencer displays house trained behaviors about half the time. He has accidents weekly. He loves to go through the garbage. Spencer would allow his previous owner to take away toys, food, and treats. He will allow being restrained. He will growl and bark when an unfamiliar person enters the house or yard. For a New Family to Know Spencer was reported to have a low to medium activity level. He loves to be in the same room as his owner, laying in his favorite spot. He is used to eating a combo of wet and dry food. Spencer is used to going on on-leash walks twice per day. his favorite treat is steak- cooked rare. Behavior during intake Spencer growled, barked, and lunged at counselor. He was muzzled by owner before being taken to see the vets.
10/06/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Handsome Spencer is with us as his family, counting many children, moved to a place not allowing pets. Spencer is a special-needs dog, born deaf and displaying some serious balance symptoms making his walk quite difficult. He is truly a trooper, though, and insists on having his well-deserved time out in the yard. He needs to do his business, breathe some fresh air, be in company. We are his “people” right now, and maybe this is why Spencer does not consider us as strangers. Indeed, although Spencer came to us with good comments, he is said to be aggressive around strangers. Spencer, juggling his way through the yard, accepted our caresses and even a scarf around his neck for pictures. He did not mind the camera. He even smiled for us. When a little dog popped out of nowhere, he seemed interested. We need to see more of Spencer to really understand who he truly is. A dog like him does not belong to a kennel, but to a home that, in his case, would have to be catered to his needs. He would also have to be evaluated for his “social” skills. Spencer is a challenge, and some special people are up to them. I hope that Spencer will have a chance to meet one of these heroes and live a longer life. Spence is at the Manhattan Care Center, wishing upon a star.
10/06/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Spencer is an eight year old deaf dog surrendered because his owner was moving in conjunction with medical concerns that Spencer presents (neurological). Spencer is reported to unpredictable around strangers; lunging, growling, attempting to bite. Spencer has lived with adults and young children; playful towards them. Spencer has lived with another male dog and this dog would attempt to bite, Spencer responded by barking/snapping back. He is reported to have a low activity level and is housebroken. Due to Spencers current medical condition/health status, he is not an appropriate candidate for a SAFER assessment at this time. The behavior department believes Spencer would benefit best from placement with a New Hope Rescue who can meet his needs medically and then assess behavior once he is in a stable environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Spencer to new and unfamiliar situations.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
10/04/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative nervous, acting funny geriatric heavy tartar clean EEN clean coat abnormal walking reported dog is deaf and has vestibular disease that makes him dizzy and difficult to walk upright male intact NOSF
10/05/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
10/5/16 Vestibular disease and deaf as reported by owner surrender. S/O) BARH. MM pk. Growling some and very stiff for the exam. EENT: Eyes – erythematous periocular area with scleral hyperemia and mild MPOD. NND. Muzzled. MSI: BCS= 5/9. AMb x 4 but markedly ataxic and stilted gait in pelvic limbs. Has trouble getting up from sitting and falls over at times when changing direction and getting out of cage. H/L: growling but NSF. UG: intact male. Rectal – prostate enlarged consistent with not being neutered, but symmetric not painful. Neuro: Pupils dilated – hard to assess PLR and cranial nerves – growling and getting upset when approaching face while muzzled. No CP deficits thoracic limbs. Intermittently rare and mild CP deficits pelvic limbs. No neck or back pain on manipulation or palpation. Appears deaf – did not respond to sounds, but hard to assess because so tense. A) Vestibular disease – r/o geriatric vestibular dz vs brain tumor vs spinal injury. Mild conjunctivitis P) No tx for vestibular dz. Monitor – may improve, stay the same or wrosen. Consider rescue. But dog is stable in shelter for stray hold. Neuro work-up should be considered after. Placed erythromycin eye oint. Monitor conunctivitis. Consider benadryl if redness worsens. Topical tx difficult due to behavior. PROGNOSIS – Guarded
Generated on Oct 6 2016 6:00PM
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