TRUE BLUE – 16387
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TRUE BLUE – 16387
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Intake Date: 12/18/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender,
Medical Behavior: Blue, Age: 11 years, Sex: Female,
Weight: 56 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 11 (10-12); Microchip noted on Intake? y; History : owner surrender; Subjective:bar, stiff in hind; Observed Behavior – caution, nervous and stiff body posture, allowed most of exam except around mouth; Objective T =; P = 100; R = wnl; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes cloudy, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: unable to assess; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: fi prominent vulvar and mg’s, tumor right mg 3; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, but stiff gait in hind and sl decreased muscle mass hind, thickening of stifles bilaterally left>right skin dry and flakey, 2 x 3-4 cm movable lipoma in area of cranial right stifle, 2 x3 cm skin tag w/ stalk off caudal left tarsal area; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: na; Assessment: OA stifles and hips; lenticular sclerosis vs early cataract; mgt – benign vs malignant; lipoma; skin tag – r/o skin tag vs mct vs other malignant vs benign; dry skin – r/o nutritional vs underlying allergy; Prognosis:good w/ mass removals; may need limited ingredient diet or further skin care and nsaid jt supplements for OA; Plan: cbc/chem/t4; start carprofen 1/2 100mg po bid in food; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: As she strides down the street, she is calm and collected, and not so interested in all the stuff going on around her. Just calmly walking down the street, not pulling on the leash at all as some dogs of her breed do. She’s gentle and sweet and nice to be around. Overall, she’s just a very calm and easy-going and well behaved dog.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Blue is a male, 11 year old, large breed dog. Blue was found in a park by his previous owner 6 years ago. Blue was surrendered due to his previous owner no longer being able to care for him as a pet.
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers, Blue is friendly/outgoing.
How is this dog around children? Blue spend time with both younger children and younger children. Around children he is relaxed, playful, respectful, and usually tolerant. With children, Blue plays gently and exuberantly.
How is this dog around other dogs? Around other dogs, Blue is relaxed, playful, and, respectful. Blue plays with other dogs gently and exuberantly. Blue lived/spend time with 1 other dog with his previous ownership, an elderly, small breed dog.
How is this dog around cats? Blue has never lived with a cat. The few interactions that Blue has had with cats were when someone visited the home with cats. The previous owner of Blue noted that there were only negative interactions between Blue and the visiting cats.
Resource guarding: If someone tried to touch Blue’s bowl/food, take Blue’s bone/rawhide/treat away, takes Blue’s toy she would react in a friendly manner, and, would not be bothered.
Bite history: There is no record of Blue biting a person, or, another animal.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium Level of Energy
Other Notes: If someone were to push/pull Blue off of furniture, disturb Blue while Blue is resting/sleeping, hold/restrain Blue, give Blue a bath, brush Blue, trim Blue’s nails/touch Blue’s feet Blue would not be bothered by it, and, would react in a friendly manner. If someone unfamiliar approached the property, or, if someone unfamiliar approached a family member Blue may react by barking and growling.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : Blue does not have any health injuries or medical issues. The last time that Blue was seen by a veterinarian was two years ago.
For a New Family to Know : Blue’s previous owner describes Blue as friendly, affectionate, playful, and, shy. Blue’s previous owner’s favorite things about Blue are that Blue is caring, and, likes to please. Blue’s favorite activities are going out for a walk, going to the dog run, and, playing with children. Blue’s favorite toy are “Kongs”. Blue has been kept as a mostly indoors pet. Blue tends to sleep next to the bed. Blue eats both dry and wet food, specifically, of the brand Pedigree and Eukaneba. Blue’s favorite treats are milkbones, and, dental sticks.
Behavior Notes: Blue can be energetic, and, pull hard on the leash when on the way outside to go for a walk. When home, Blue tends to stay in one favorite spot. Blue is very house-trained. Blue rarely or never has accidents in the home. Blue usually goes potty on a newspaper/wee-wee pad, or, outside on the cement or gravel/dirt. When left alone in the home, Blue is well-behaved, and, goes potty indoors. Blue is never left in a yard. Blue is crate-trained, and, can be in a crate for an extended period of time. Blue knows the commands, sit, come, down, stay, and, heel. For exercise, Blue would go on on-leash walks and off-leash walks, and, would tread close by their previous owner when going out for a walk. On a leash, Blue does not pull on a leash.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 19-Dec-2017
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: True Blue slowly approached the assessor in the assessment room. She was aloof during the assessment, but allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1): 12/19: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, True Blue engages in bouncy play. She offers appropriate correction for mounting.
Date of initial: 18-Dec-2017
Summary: True Blue was very tense.
ENERGY LEVEL: true Blue’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
Recommendations: No cats
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