TWIX – A1111032
Safe - 5-9-2017 Manhattan
TWIX – A1111032
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
MALE, BROWN, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/04/2017, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 05/07/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-096182.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 10-12 years based on dentition and overall condition Microchip noted on Intake? No – placed MC 981020019449832 during exam History : Surrendered with 1 other chihuahua Subjective: Panting, nervous. Allows initial handling but growls with direct eye contact. Whines and tries to wriggle away from firm restraint. Very stressed, needed many breaks to sit and rest and be petted in order to get through vaccines, blood draw, MC and nail trim. Objective BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Prolapsed gland of the third eyelid OD. Clear corneas, no discharge OU. No discharge AU or nose. Oral Exam: Severe dental tartar, gingival recession PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment Plan Prognosis: SURGERY: Okay for surgery Temporary waiver due to Permanent waiver due to age
05/06/17: CBC results wnl (shows low platelets but accounts for platelet aggregates). Chemistry shows mild increases in ALT (130U/L ref 10-125), GLOB (5.0g/dL ref 2.5-4.5) and TP (8.6g/dL ref 5.2 -8.2) and decreased CA (5.0mg/gL ref 7.9 – 12). Assessment – Rule out changes in chemistry due to chronic disease (dental dz vs other), +/- early signs of liver changes; hypocalcemia may be due to decreased gut absorption vs hypoparathyroidism vs other. Plan – no treatment indicated at this time. Consider follow/routine blood work to monitor changes
Twix is a roughly 10 yr. old Chihuahua Mix. He is being surrendered because of personal Problems. He has no visible health problems and he has never been taken to a vet.
Around strangers, Twix is shy for a few minutes. He has lived a household with mostly adults and has not really interacted with children. He has lived with another older dog Brownie A1111033 and they would do everything together and are never kept apart. The owner has never had cats so the owner does not know how Twix s is around them. The owner states that Twix has never bite another person or animal before.
Twix is not bothered when you take his food bowl, treat or toy away.He is scared of thunder storms and fireworks and will often hide from the noise. When an unfamiliar person approaches the home or a family member he may bark or growl at them. Twix has never been bathed or had his nails trimmed.
For a new family to know
The owner describes Twix as affectionate and friendly with a medium activity level Twix’s favorite activity is to walk outside with the owner. Around the house, he follows everyone around and prefers to be in the same room as the rest of the family and Brownie A1111033. He has toys and loves to play with Balls and rope toys. He sleeps mostly indoors with on a dog bed on the floor of the bedroom room with Brownie. Twix was being fed Beniful brand dry dog food 2 times a day. Twix is house trained, and goes to the bathroom on grass outside the house. When left alone Twix is well behaved in the home. For exercise Twix is to walks outside twice a day.
Behavior during the intake
During the intake, Twix was somewhat tense with stiff body. Twix allowed to be scanned (negative), photographed, collar and placed the dog in the kennel with A1111033 Brownie.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered male, Owner surrender (lived in previous home for)
Previously lived with: Adults , 1 other dog.
Behavior toward strangers: Shy, warms up after a couple of minutes.
Behavior toward children:Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Close, and Friendly
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Owner describes Twix as affectionate and friendly with a medium activity level
Other notes: During the intake, Twix was somewhat tense with stiff body. Twix allowed handling.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy 1: No interest.
Summary: Twix was friendly and allowed all handling. No concerns were seen during the handling assessment .
According to Twix’s previous guardian, has lived with another older dog and they would do everything together and are never kept apart. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Twix initially keeps to himself, lip curling when other dogs approach him. As the session continues, Twix becomes more relaxed and begins to socialize with the other small male and female dogs.
05/05/17-05/06/17: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Twix initially keeps to himself, lip curling when other dogs approach him. As the session continues, Twix becomes more relaxed and begins to socialize with the other small male and female dogs.
Twix was Panting, nervous. Allows initial handling but growls with direct eye contact.
His previous owner describes Twix as an calm enthusiastic dog.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
CAME IN WITH: BROWNIE – A1111033 (NOT AN URGENT DOG)
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