VANILLA BEAN – 19987
RTO SAFE 02/07/18
VANILLA BEAN – 19987
Intake Date : 2/5/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 5 years Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: 58 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 3-6 years based on (limited view of) dentition and overall appearance Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative on intake – MC placed during exam History : Stray, no health hx available Subjective: Alert, walks well on leash Observed Behavior – Trembling, very nervous. Jerks away from ear exam, oral exam, blood draw, touch to the head. Pt was muzzled for exam. No growling, lip curling or any other signs of aggression. Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective : BAR-H, BCS 7/9, MMs pink EENT: Moderate lichenification and stenosis AS; mild lichenification and stenosis AD. Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oval patch of thin fur/alopecia on skull just between eyes – no erythema. Oral Exam: Clean incisors and canines; did not look at other teeth due to muzzle. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Tense, not distended, no masses palpated U/G: Female, spay tattoo visible. MSI: Erythema and saliva staining on hind feet. Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally. Assessment: 1. Otitis externa, worse on left side. R/O allergies. 2. Saliva staining and erythema on hind feet – R/O itchiness due to allergies 3. Alopecia on head between eyes – R/O old injury, no active disease process. Prognosis: Good Plan: 1. MometaMax AU SID x10 days; clean ears q3 days 2. Benadryl 50 mg PO BID x14 days
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Date of assessment:6-Feb-2018
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity:2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag:1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:2. Dog quickly pull back.
Flank squeeze 1:Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:Item not conducted
Toy:1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:Vanilla Bean approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. When handled, she became tense. She flinched away from any quick movements, appearing fearful. She allowed all handling.
Summary (1):2/5: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Vanilla Bean greets politely.
Summary (2):2/6: Vanilla Bean engages in bouncy play.
Date of initial:5-Feb-2018
Summary:Vanilla Bean was very tense.
ENERGY LEVEL:We have no history on Vanilla Bean so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior AsilomarTM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments:No young children: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Vanilla Bean may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at her own pace. Older, gentle children should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges comments:Fearful: Vanilla Bean is a fearful at the care center, especially with quick movements. It is important to always go slow and give Vanilla Bean the option to walk away from any social interaction. Vanilla Bean should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Vanilla Bean’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Vanilla Bean would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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