SPIKE – A1096272
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My name is SPIKE. My Animal ID # is A1096272.
I am a neutered male black and white chihuahua sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/10/2016 from NY 10035, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/11/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 10.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
11/10/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/10/16 22:14 BASIC INFO Spike is a 9.5 year old neutered Chihuahua. His family got him from a rescue group when he was a puppy. He was forced to relinquish him due to personal reasons. SOCIALIZATION Spike is usually friendly/outgoing with (calm) strangers. He has bit 1-2 new people who rushed up to and/or crowded and/or picked him up right away. One bite broke skin one someone’s hand. These were his only 2 bites and they occurred years ago. He lived with a child from ages 7 and older and was relaxed, tolerant, and affectionate with her. He growls and walks away from small children who are grabby or rough with him. He plays gently with people. Spike is excited and playful around small dogs and some large dogs. He growls at large dogs that approach him outside. While staying with a large dog, he avoided him. He lived with a cat and didn’t approach him. The cat would approach Spike and sometimes swat him; Spike was relaxed and tolerant. BEHAVIOR Spike doesn’t mind storms. If his family reaches towards his food bowl, he leans over it and growls. They haven’t taken it away. If they reach towards his bone, he holds it and growls. He has let people take them from his mouth without reacting further. Spike doesn’t mind when someone moves him off furniture, holds/restrains him, wakes him up, bathes him, or brushes him. He’s friendly with strangers who approach his home/family. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Spike’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, wise, gentle, and low-medium energy. He follows them and rests in their laps. He lived inside and slept on the dog bed or his owner’s bed. He ate dry Beneful and wet Pedigree dog foods. He got beans and fish as treats. He’s housetrained, potties outside and grass and dirt and inside on newspaper and wee-wee pads, and didn’t have accidents. He is well-behaved while home alone. He is crated occasionally and is relaxed in the crate. He doesn’t pull on his leash. Off-leash, he wanders but comes when called. INTAKE Spike approached me with a soft body and wagging tail. He was soft-bodied and tolerant while I pet him, scanned him (-), collared him, photographed him, and picked him up.
No Web Memo
11/11/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Neutered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults/child (age 7)/cat Behavior toward children: Relaxed/tolerant/affectionate with child he lived with though will growl at children who are rough with him. Behavior toward dogs: Spike is excited and playful around small dogs and some large dogs. He has growled at large dogs that approach him outside. Behavior toward cats: He lived with a cat and didn’t approach him; Spike was described as relaxed and tolerant. FG/RG: If his family reaches towards his food bowl, he leans over it and growls. If they reach towards his bone, he holds it and growls. Bite history: He has bitten 1-2 new people who rushed up to him and crowded him/picked him up right away. (Owner noted only one bite broke skin) Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Spike’s family describes him as friendly, affectionate, gentle, and low-medium energy. Other notes: During intake, Spike approached the counselor with a soft body and wagging tail, allowed all handling to be conducted. Due his current medical condition/health status, Spike is not an appropriate candidate for a SAFER assessment at this time. The behavior department believes Spike would benefit best from placement with a New Hope Rescue who can meet his needs medically and then assess behavior once in a stable environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Spike to new and unfamiliar situations.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
11/10/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: neutered male Age: reported 9y Mentation: BARH Eyes: lear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: moderate stainin If abnormal BCS: WNL, distended abdomen (fluid feel, ascites) Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no; abnormal heart sounds, went to private DVM for full PIC grant work up and results are pending, suspected CHF from initial findings and their PE; very dark and tarry stool Behavior: allows handling but is sensitive about abdomen being handled and will attempt to nip Medication: N/A, reported meds dispensed to owners but none brought on intake
11/11/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
S/O: as per prev hx, concerns for possible CHF, was dispensed meds at rDVM, but not brought to intake at ACC, reported to have diagnostics pending at rDVM (no results at ACC provided) QAR, resting in cage with no coughing or dyspnea limited exam d/t temperment- muzzle on M/S: amb x4, BCS 3/5 ABN: distended, but soft, non painful abn H/L: HR=120, RR=20, grade 4/6 HM on L side, no arrythmias, grade 2/6 HM heard on right fair synchronous pulses, mild wheezes occasionally asculted unable to take temp and assess rest of exam A: HM with slight wheeze: r/o valvular dz, myocardial, early CHF, other distended abn: r/o Cushing’s, occult organomegaly, other P: 2v radiographs- unable to obtain VD d/t temperment- got DV- large cardiac silhouette, no obvious pleural effusion or ascites, some possible old age changes to lungs, large amount of food in stomach. Unable to obtain lateral d/t machine malfunction cbc/chem in house rec ECHO to further characterize underlying cardiac issues, determine what cardiac medications appropriate and possible additionaltests to r/o Cushing’s, other (AUS, ACTH stim, other) prognosis: fair depending on underlying cause CBC/chem results: CREAT slightly low 0.4, GLOB slightly high 4.6, HCT normal 45.4, HWT negative
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