VEGAS – A1111809
Safe - 5-21-2017 Manhattan
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VEGAS – A1111809
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH, 2 yrs
SEIZED – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ARRESTED Reason OWN ARREST
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/11/2017, From NY 10009, DueOut Date 05/17/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-096955.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Estimated age:2yo Microchip noted on Intake? none. Brought in with other dogs, seized. S very nervous, attempted to bite lead when placed on neck LIMITED EXAM D/T TEMPERMENT P = 120 R = unable to obtain BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: unable to perform PLN: unable to palpate H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI both testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, unable to assess nail that was ripped off as per prev exam d/t temperment- left front leg dew claw ripped, trimmed and applied styptic powder CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment L FL dew claw was ripped off- unable to assess overweight MI Plan ok for neuter Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Intact male, Stray
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body is a bit tense, his tail is low and not moving. 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, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog briefly sniffs, then turns away.
Summary Vegas appeared tense throughout his assessment, though tolerated handling without issue.
When off leash with other dogs, Vegas avoids them initially. As he becomes more comfortable, he will attempt to greet as the other dog walks away.
During his initial medical examination, Vegas was tense and snapped when leash was placed on neck
We have no history on Vegas so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Vegas displays a low to medium energy level.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult only home
_X_No children (under 13) – Vegas seems uncomfortable with quick movements and may be most comfortable in a home without children. We recommend adopters prepared to go slowly with Vegas and allow him to warm up to his new home at his own pace. He may benefit from a slow approach, preferably with treats, using a soft, gentle voice.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Vegas has shown some escalated warning behaviors in the care center. It is important to make sure Vegas stays under threshold and is not pushed to escalate further to a bite.
CAME IN WITH : NESSI – A1111807, KAHLIFA – A1111810 (NOT URGENT)
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