SUNFIRE – 22645
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SUNFIRE – 22645
Intake Date : 3/12/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 7 years Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 65 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 7 years Microchip noted on Intake? yes History : microchip found, owner number not in service found limping on right hind today Subjective: Observed Behavior – calm and tractable Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = P = 40 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: no dental disease PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: neutered male MSI: Intermittent lameness on RH weight bearing- medial buttress, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment- right hind lameness- OA v. cruciate tear Prognosis: good-fair Plan: Carprofen
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: To say Sunfire is charming would be the biggest understatement of FOREVER. Oh my goodness…this googly-eyed guy!! Here are some of the infinitely many reasons to love him: 1) At the outset of our walks it seems like he doesn’t know where he’s going but, wherever it is, he’s going there with a song in his heart and an Irish jig in his paws (and he is so engaging I would follow him off of a bridge!). 2) He once barked at a seriously speeding truck we encountered as if I was the only thing holding him back from making a citizen’s arrest and becoming mom to the entire neighborhood. 3) He’s lived harmoniously with children, a cat, another dog, AND has been amazing and playful with other dogs here at the shelter. 4) He howls. 5) He hasn’t been outright cuddly with me but follows me around, shows love and gratitude with his eyes, and wags his tail whenever a new face looks his way. 6) He seems housebroken, has a multitude of adorable sleeping positions, and gets excited about treats. 7) He radiates magical stress-eliminating energy. 8) Even though his body is burdened with some osteoarthritis that rains on the dance in his paws, the song in his heart is still there and he is a real trooper even if I have to help him back up into his cage. 9) He pounces on leaves blowing across the sidewalk. 10) He is super special soulmate material and is going to give you the warmest welcome when you come visit him at Brooklyn ACC!
My medical notes are…
16-Mar-2018 Progress Exam Vet Notes: Recheck RH lameness, check age. S/O: BARH. Active, attention seeking, allows all handling. BCS 5/9 EENT: Slight lateral strabismus, early nuclear sclerosis, no ocular or nasal discharge, pink mm, mild dental staining, ears clean HL: Normal thoracic auscultation ABD: Soft, non tender INTEG: Mild urticaria, otherwise full coat MS: Ambulatory x 4, stifles turned in medially slightly, no cranial drawer, no swelling, allowed all palpation UG: Neutered A: Changing age to 7yrs based on PE and records in chameleon. R/O: osteoarthritis vs partial CCl tear vs other P: OK to D/C rimadyl and continue to monitor
17-Mar-2018 Progress Exam Vet Notes: Has been off rimadyl one day – appears stiff in run. S/O: BAR. Attention seeking. EENT: No ocular or nasal discharge HL No coughing or sneezing MS: Ambulatory x 4, stiff gait A: Senior pet, R/O osteoarthritis vs other P: Continue rimadyl 50mg PO q12 x 5 days. Scheduled radiographs
18-Mar-2018 Radiograph Review Vet Notes: left hind – hip dysplasia w/ blunting of femoral head and thickening of femoral head. left stifle radiographically ok Right hind – severe osteoarthritis of stifle w/ osteophytes and effusion Left elbow – reduced flexion and evidence oa old incomplete fracture mid caudal radius vs focal remodeling of periosteum Left metacarpus – non-displaced fracture (periosteum) 4th metacarpal
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 14-Mar-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
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: Sunfire was tolerant of all handling. No concerns were seen during the assessment.
PLAY GROUP :
In September 2017, Sunfire displayed sexually motivated behaviors- chattering, genital-licking. However, as he spent more time in playgroup he began to engage in brief bouts of chase play with other male and female dogs. According to Sunfire’s previous owner at that time, he lived with another dog and they got along well with no conflicts. During his current stay, Sunfire is much less sexually motivated but still occasionally mounts female dogs, otherwise he is soft, social and playful and would do best in a home with other dogs that are tolerant of mounting and the match his play style.
3/13: Sunfire is used as a social greeter dog with a variety of female dogs. He intermittently attempts to mount them but mostly solicits bouncy, chase play remaining soft and social throughout the session. He is slow to respond when female corrects him for mounting.
3/14-18: Sunfire continues to solicits and reciprocates bouncy chase play with other female dogs. He is uncomfortable with persistent muzzle greets and solicitations, and offers a few grumbles. When a nervous male dog is introduced to him, Sunfire briefly exchanges sniffs before walking away.
Date of intake: 12-Mar-2018
Summary: Upon intake Sunfire was calm and relaxed he allowed the counselor to collar him and sat for a photo.
Date of initial: 12-Mar-2018
Summary: Sunfire was calm and tractable
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Sunfire so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment.
Sunfire is a young, enthusiastic, social dog, and 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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