TAZ – A1113194
Safe - 6-1-2017 Manhattan
My name is TAZ. My Animal ID # is A1113194.
I am a female black and tan germ shepherd mix. The shelter thinks I am about 9 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/25/2017 from NY 10469, owner surrender reason stated was OWN EVICT.
05/29/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Taz A1113194 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination. She has been fearful of human interaction and has shown warning signals when handled. We have no known behavioral history and have not been able to handle or interact with her, so we have not been able to complete a behavior evaluation.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/28/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, LBS.
Date: 5/28/17 Canine DAPP Product Name: Nobivac 1-DAPPv Serial Number: 02121703A Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 6/11/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: Intra Trac3 Serial Number: 00541370B Location of Vaccination: IN Rabies Product Name: Nobivac 1-Rabies Serial Number 143933 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 5/28/18 Veterinarian: 1382
05/26/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/26/17 00:53 This dog appeared to be protective of her owner.
No Web Memo
05/29/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
CANINE BEHAVIOR EVALUATION for Taz A1113194 KNOWN HISTORY: None 05/25/17 Intact female, owner surrender SAFER ASSESSMENT: 05/29/17 Summary: Taz has allowed minimal handling during her stay at the care centers, any attempts to interact may result in threat displays; lunging, snapping and growling. Because Taz shows little tolerance to novel stimuli and has been observed to escalate, out of concern for her stress level and safety of staff, a SAFER assessment will not be performed. Because there is little information provided in addition to being unable to safely handle Taz in the care center, we cannot be certain of her behavior in a future home environment and recommend safe and appropriate management. INTAKE BEHAVIOR 05/25/17 Upon intake, Taz was lunging, growling and air-snapping at passing staff. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 05/26/17 During her initial medical examination, Taz was unable to be handled due to behavior. ENERGY LEVEL: Taz displays a low energy level in the care center due to her fear and avoidance, we cannot be certain of how her behavior in a home environment. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address the underlying anxiety. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Taz has been observed to displays appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable, so this is an established behavior that she offers when she feels threatened. Taz needs careful behavior modification and management before re-assessing behavior. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Taz as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/26/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 9yrs Microchip noted on Intake? unable to be scanned to check History : o surrender because of eviction Subjective: Observed Behavior – in cage- growling, showing teeth, and barking Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective VISUAL EXAM ONLY d/t temperment EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted MSI: Ambulatory x 4 CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: from visual assessment apparently healthy geriatric Plan will need sedation to perform complete exam, MC scan and possible MC, HWT, vxns, apply f/t preventative will give trazadone today 250mg: 2.5T PO BID for 1 day to start, see if helps temperment, and if needs sedation for exam will pursue sedation. IF TRAZADONE EFFECTIVE CAN START P ON LONG TERM*** Prognosis: open pending any findings on exam SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to geriatric age
05/28/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
05/28/17 14:57 Hx: visual exam only performed on intake due to behavioral aggression, has been on 250mg of trazadone since intake, unable to get weight S: allows herself to be removed from kennel easily, no aggression during exam, muzzled for extra safety O: well hydrated EENT: no discharge AU/OU/nares Oral: dental tartar, deciduous dentition consistent with estimated age Int: nice haircoat, no palpable masses Lnn: WNL CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pink moist mm Resp: clear lungs, eupnic Abd: SNP UG: female, unable to clip for spay scar, reported intact by owner MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 5/9, stiff stilted gait in hind Neuro: BAR, no obvious neuro deficits, complete neuro exam not performed A: osteoarthritis vs hip dysplasia vs other P: cwct vaccinate & weigh CBC Chem if possible px: good to fair, based on results of dx (if possible)
Generated on May 29 2017 6:00PM
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