VICTOR – A1114936
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My name is VICTOR. My Animal ID # is A1114936.
I am a male black and tan beagle mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/10/2017 from NY 10473, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
06/15/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Victor A1114936 is at risk due to a New Hope Only behavior determination. He seeks attention but is sensitive to certain types of handling, appearing to startle easily; we cannot be certain if his medical condition may be influencing his behavior. He has escalated to snapping quickly when uncomfortable.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/14/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 26.2 LBS.
UA SG-1.022 BLD- neg BIL-neg UBG- normal KET-neg GLU-neg PRO- trace LEU- neg pH- 5
06/10/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/10/17 19:12 Victor tolerated all handling during intake. He allowed the admissions counselor to collar him. He had a relaxed body.
06/13/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: I saw Victor arrive with his two good Samaritans and knew I had to befriend him. He was so cute, sitting in the care center waiting room between his humans. He reminded me of a miniature Shepherd. Victor and I have had few outings since his arrival. Despite some sensitive hips and a bit unstable hinds, Victor does the job. He walks all around the block, does his business with some marking, climbs short flight of stairs and meets politely other dogs. He is a very friendly character, likes caresses, takes treats gently from my fingers and can be picked up carefully for lap time. He is really adorable, owns a pretty coat with nice markings, shiny chesnut eyes and a grey muzzle giving away his elder status. Victor is a very likable little guy who could make a sweet and loving four legged friend. If you like seniors and understand their needs, Victor is the perfect candidate for your home and your heart…come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
06/12/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 6/10/17 Unaltered Male, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/12/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game. Squeeze 1: 5. Dog snaps when collar is touched. Toy: 4. Dog shows teeth. Summary: Victor appeared social at the beginning of his assessment, soliciting attention. When his collar was touched to do squeeze, he snapped at the assessor, so this item of the assessment was not conducted. When the toy he was in possession of was touched, he showed teeth. The behavior department would like to note that we cannot be certain if his medical condition has any affect to do with his behavior at this time. PLAYGROUP: 6/13/17 When introduced off leash to other dogs, Victor will greet politely and wander the yard. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: 6/10/17 Upon intake, Victor tolerated all handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/11/17 During his initial medical exam, Victor was relaxed and allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Victor so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium-low level of activity.
IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: 06/15/17 Initially Victor remained a bit fearful with some approach and handling though we cannot be certain if his medical condition had influence over behavior at this time. Throughout his stay, Victor has appeared more social than he was initially, displaying more comfortability with touch and approach; soliciting affection. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Victor has snapped during handling, so we recommend an adult only home. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to snapping during handling on his assessment, the behavior department recommends Victor be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Victor to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Victor to new and unfamiliar situations. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Potential resource guarding was noted on his assessment when Victor showed teeth when in possession of the toy. For this reason we advise against ever removing items from Victor’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Victor snapped when his collar was handled on his assessment, showing discomfort with touch in certain areas. It is important to avoid touching Victor’s collar or neck area at this time and to be cautious when touching him in other areas as we do not know where he may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Victor to be more comfortable with this.
06/13/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
6/13-14: When introduced off leash to other dogs, Victor will greet politely and wander the yard.
06/11/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 8-10 years Microchip noted on Intake? neg History : brought in as a stray Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – relaxed, easy going; allows all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: OS-mature cataract, mild pigmentation in anterior chamber OD-immature cataract, iris atrophy Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; incisors worn to gingiva; damage to tip of canines; mod tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact; 2 scrotal testicles MSI: no signs of orthopedic disease-see neuro noted CNS: mentation appropriate ambulatory tetraparesis; decreased withdrawal on all limbs, most decreased on LH; absent CP on hindlimbs, delayed on forelimbs (worse on RF) pain on palpation of TL spine no cervical discomfort with normal ROM wearing on nails x 4 Rectal: not performed Assessment tetraparesis-r/o IVDD vs infectious/inflammatory vs neoplasia vs other back pain-r/o IVDD vs other Plan rec’d CBC/chem rec’d neuro consult with MRI for definitive diagnosis of neurologic weakeness rimadyl 25 mg PO SID x 10 days Prognosis: open; ambulatory ataxia may be due to chronic disk disease but cannot definitively diagnosis without further work up including MRI; at this time, it does not seem to be interfering significantly with his quality of life but it is difficult to determine whether underlying disease process will progress without further diagnostics SURGERY: temp waiver due to neurologic disease
06/13/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating NH ONLY
Hx: noted to be ataxic on intake; started on rimadyl Bloodwork from 6/13: CBC-mild non regenerative anemia (34.5%) Chemistry-mildly elevated BUN (35), creat WNL S/O BAR, easy going and allows handling but did try to snap during blood draw mm pk, moist nose clear OU-immature cataracts heart/lungs WNL soft abdomen ambulatory mild-mod proprioceptive ataxia-appears improved from previous exam proprioception significantly delayed on all limbs-worse on right hind decreased withdrawals x 4 mild extensor rigidity in forelimbs comfortable on spinal palpation-improved from previous exam A ataxia-r/o IVDD vs infectious/inflamm vs paraneoplastic vs other mild anemia-r/o hypothyroidism vs early renal disease vs paraneoplastic vs other mildly elevated BUN-r/o mild dehydration vs early renal disease vs GI inflammation vs other P rec’d T4 and USG (ideally of first morning sample) rec’d neuro consult with MRI continue rimadyl prognosis: open; the significance of the mild blood work abnormalities are unknown at this time; if his urine concentration is decreased, then the mildly elevated BUN may indicate early renal disease, which could also explain the mild anemia; it is also unknown as to whether these mild abnormalities are related to his underlying neurologic disease; at this time, he appears comfortable and his quality of life is good
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