STAR – A1089653
Safe - 9-23-2016 Brooklyn
STAR – A1089653
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
FEMALE, BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/13/2016, From NY 11691, DueOut Date 09/16/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary microchip scan negative female, no spay scar seen approximately 1 yr old BARH dark debris, inflammation and scabbing AU scabbing behind ears possibly due to scratching teeth are white and clean 43.6lbs; BCS: 3/5 very nervous, but allowed slow handling
9/14/16; VET CHECK – CHECK EARS; QARH. NERVOUS, ALLOWED HANDLING WITH SOFT MUZZLE. BCS 4/9; TEETH CLEAN, EYES CLEAR, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, MODERATE OTITIS EXTERNA AU; NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION; INTEG WNL; AMBULATORY X 4; FEMALE; A: OTITIS EXTERNA WITH SUPERFICIAL WOUNDS AT BASE FROM SCRATCHING; P: CLEANED EARS AND APPLIED OTIBIOTIC. STARTING ON ONCE A DAY TREATMENT DUE TO TEMPERMENT AND DIFFICULTY TREATING — OTIBIOTIC Q24 X 7 DAYS, RIMADYL 75MG PO Q24 X 3 DAYS AND BENEDRYL 50MG PO Q12 X 3 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC; EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
9/20/16; CIRDC NOTED ON ROUNDS; Q/BAR. MILD MUCOID NASAL DISCHARGE. SNEEZING. EATING WELL; A: CIRDC; P: REC DOXYCYCLINE 250MG PO Q24 X 10 DAYS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC; EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
Upon intake Star was very friendly. She allowed all handling. Counselor was able to scan collar and photograph with no signs of aggression.
As per client Star lives in the home with several children and a cat. Star allows all petting from the children and is very affectionate with the cat. Star enjoys running and playing with a ball and chew toys. Star has never bitten or scratched anyone.
Star eats wet dog food. She allows petting while she is eating and does not show any aggression when food is touched or moved while she is eating. Star walks easily on a leash and does not pull at all. Star does not chase cats when she sees them outside. She can’t be walked off of the leash because she may not come back.
Star is house trained but she needs to be walked twice a day in order not to have accidentsin the house. Star has nevcer bitten or scratched another animal or human
Star previously lived with adults, children and a cat. The owner stated Star was friendly with everyone in the house hold and was also very affectionate with the cat. The owner mentioned Star is house trained, enjoys running and playing with a ball and chew toys. It was reported by the owner Star walks easily on a leash and does not pull at all.
At intake it was reported Star was very friendly and allowed all handling. During SAFER Star came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, she was a bit fearful but friendly towards the assessor with a slow approach. She allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Star was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Star was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Star is a bit shy but warms up to people quickly, so the behavior department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter and we recommend slow introductions.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is between her legs, body a bit tense with her mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Star is nervous and initially avoids greeting the male dog. She displays a tense face and a tucked tail. She eventually approaches the male dog and greets him, untucking her tail. She becomes more relaxed as the session continues and explores the pen.
Star’s previous owner did not provide any information on Star’s behavior around dogs.
9/14: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Star is nervous and initially avoids greeting the male dog. She displays a tense face and a tucked tail. She eventually approaches the male dog and greets him, untucking her tail. She becomes more relaxed as the session continues and explores the pen.
9/18: Star joins a group of calm female dogs today. She is uncomfortable with direct contact- raising her hackles stiffening her posture. However as soon as they walk away she loosens her posture and wiggles toward the handlers.
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