STAR – A1110185
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My name is STAR. My Animal ID # is A1110185.
I am a female tan pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/26/2017 from NY 10459, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
05/12/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Star A1110185 was placed At Risk for Medical Concerns- please see below
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/12/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 47.2 LBS.
appetite ok, no diarrhea seen in cage
04/26/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
DOG INFORMATION SHEET Where did this dog come from? My Home ORIGINAL SOURCE Family / Friend Does this dog have a microchip? No Animal’s Name: Star (A1110185) WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Moving RELATIONSHIP She’s old – I’ve known her her whole life PEOPLE Lives with 2 adults Lives with 2 children Does he get along with children? Yes Does he get along with strangers? Yes Has he ever bitten anyone? Yes Has he bitten anyone in the last 10 days? No OTHER ANIMALS Has lived with cats Has lived with dogs How did they get along? Cats: Star (A1110185) has lived with one cat in the past and they just ignored eachother. Dogs: Star (A1110185) has lived with 4-5 dogs in the past and they all got along well. Can you describe his behavior around animals he doesn’t live with? Cats: Will ignore a cat walking by on the street. Dogs: Will pull on the leash and go towards other dogs and sniff around but never had any problems. PERSONALITY Is more quiet, shy; less active Likes to be petted, hugged ect. HABITS Eats whenever – there’s always food Was eating pedigree dry dog food. TRAINING Knows “sit” Knows “go home” – means go to bed. Pulls on leash only when excited Crate trained Is housebroken Does this dog have any medical problems that you’re aware of? If yes, please provide as much detail as possible. Nails are long and will need a trimming, will spot from time to time due to not being fixed. Otherwise appears healthy. Is there anything else we should know? Likes to be given baths and remains calm while being bathe. Enjoys large bones to chew on.
05/03/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Surrendered to our care by the only family she’s ever known, Star is understandably a bit nervous in this new and strange environment and doing the best she can. She’s a little peanut with an outstanding biography which includes getting along well with the 2 children in the home, lived with and ignored a cat, lived well with 4-5 other dogs, knows ‘sit’, ‘go home’ which means go to bed, is quiet and shy, crate trained, housetrained, enjoys baths and large bones to chew on. Star was shy when we met, but when we sat down on a park bench she climbed up with her short little legs to sit near us for petting. Star takes treats gently, is lovely on leash, and is quiet, calm and gentle as reported by her former person. Wanting to greet other dogs we passed on our walk, she easily moves along, walking by my side when we don’t stop. Star is a senior at 9 years young with many more years of enjoying a good home, soft bed, easy walks, loving on her person/family, and being a pampered pet. Star is ready to be the leading lady in your life. Meet her and cast her in the next feature today! There is simply nothing better than the love of a senior.
Another volunteer writes: Not all the stars are in Hollywood or in the sky. There is a beautiful, bright Star right here in New York–Star the dog! Star has a sweet face and a gentle spirit. She came right to the front of her cage to greet me, calm and cool as a cucumber. As soon as we were outside, though, Star showed me that age really ain’t nothing but a number! She walked wonderfully on a leash, with a lot of pep and purpose. She really, really wanted to go to the park (really, you guys, she loved the park) so we most certainly went! She also did not want to leave it, but we made our way back anyhow. Star loves spending time with her human friends and getting loved on, and she is so sweet that basically all I wanted to do keep on petting her and loving on her!
04/30/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile 4/26/17 Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for nine years) Previously lived with: Adults, children, dogs, and cats Behavior toward strangers: Gets along with strangers Behavior toward children: Gets along with children Behavior toward dogs: Gets along with them Behavior toward cats: Ignores them Resource guarding: Unknown Bite history: Yes, bit the seven year old child in the home when the child was holding her in a headlock. Star but the child by the eye breaking skin. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Star is described as quiet and shy with a low activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/30/17 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and 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, her tail is between her legs, body stiff, mouth closed. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, tail is tucked. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Star appeared fearful during her assessment, moving away from the assessor and having a tense body and tucked tail throughout the assessment. She allowed all handling/ DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Selective: These dogs can succeed with certain other dogs, but may be more selective or picky. They may dislike certain ‘types’ of dogs or styles of dog play so they may require extra supervision when interacting with other dogs. PLAYGROUP: Star has taken time to warm up and become comfortable interacting with dogs in the care center. She has become more comfortable greeting, interacting, and engaging in gentle play. The behavior department recommends slow introductions between Star and respectful dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/26/17 During her initial medical exam, Star was tense and resisted handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Star’s previous owner described her as having a low level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Star is currently with touch and novel stimuli, as well as her bite history, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Star gives clear warnings when she is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away she has shown she will escalate to fear-based aggression, as she did bite the child in her previous home who has holding her in a headlock. It is important to move slowly with Star, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Star to initiate interactions with new people. She should never be forced to greet or to interact if she is not comfortable and soliciting attention.
04/29/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Star has taken time to warm up and become comfortable interacting with dogs in the care center. She has become more comfortable greeting, interacting, and engaging in gentle play. The behavior department recommends slow introductions between Star and respectful dogs. 4/28: When off leash with another dog, Star is uncomfortable with greeting. She will walk away and avoid the other dog. 4/30-5/2: Star keeps her distance and avoids approach. 5/3-4: Star keeps only to herself. 5/7-5/8: Star briefly sniffs calm dogs, then moves away. 5/9: Star offers playful bows to other dogs.
04/27/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: reported to be 9 years old Microchip noted on Intake? History : owner surrender because owner is moving; also recently bit a young child but has no prior reports of biting Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – nervous; muzzled for exam for precaution but did not growl or lunge; struggled after muzzle placed initially Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: OU-mild periocular alopecia/erythema AD- moderate lichenification with mild hyperpigmentation; mod active inflammation/erythema; small bleeding abrasion at base of ear-may have occurred during struggle while trying to place muzzle Oral Exam: muzzled for exam; mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; rostral teeth have mod staining but otherwise look good PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: enlarged mammary glands-no masses or other abnormalities noted MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted bilateral mild thickening/callous of hocks lick granuloma present on medial aspect of carpi bilaterally CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment 1. otitis externa 2. mild periocular dermatitis-r/o allergies vs other 3. bilateral carpal lick granuloma-r/o allergies vs behavioral Plan flush, apply osurnia AD-2 doses, 7 days apart Prognosis: good; does appear to have some underlying allergies which is likely the underlying cause of chronic ear infection and mild dermatitis, lick granuloma that may require some long term care but this is common for this breed SURGERY: Okay for surgery
05/11/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating EXPNOCHILD
Hx: vomiting/diarrhea; slight weight loss from intake CBC-mild to mod non-regenerative anemia (28%), neutrophilia (31.16), monocytosis (1.83) chem-overall WNL S/O QAR does not like restraint, struggles a lot but does not try to bite mm pk, tacky; CRT 2 sec collapsing trachea, severe reverse sneezing/tracheal stertor during exam; very sensitive on tracheal palpation heart/lungs WNL abdomen soft, intestines feel sl thickened; no palpable masses bladder too small to palpate soft, light brown stool on rectal CXR-diffuse bronchiole patter, no obvious masses on lateral view; significant redundant tissue/tracheal collapse at thoracic inlet AXR-gas distension of stomach; mild diffuse gas distension of SI; significant thickening of intestinal wall in some areas A anemia-r/o paraneoplastic vs chronic dz vs other neutrophilia-r/o GI infection/inflammation vs other monocytosis-r/o paraneoplastic vs chronic dz vs other v/d-poss chronic GI disease (r/o IBD vs lymphoma) vs gastroenteritis vs other tracheal collapse-suspect congenital; r/o CIRDC P gave 500 ml SQF cerenia 2.2 ml SQ dex .9 ml SQ continue metronidazole BID rec’d AUS with poss endoscopy/GI biopsies prognosis-guarded to fair
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