WAFFLE – A1111161
Safe - 5-15-2017 Staten Island
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WAFFLE – A1111161
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR RTO Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/06/2017, From NY 10305, DueOut Date 05/09/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: Approx 3 years old. Stray, tense but tolerated exam. BCS 7/9. EENT: OU- mild periocular erythema and conjunctival hyperemia, no discharge, normal menace, AU- erythema and brown debris (AS>AD), no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited oral exam, hyperemic mm’s, mild/moderate dental calc seen. LN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, approx 1 cm cutaneous mass at left side of face, healthy hair coat. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Assessment : otitis externa, overweight, conjunctival hyperemia- R/O hypertension when stressed vs infectious vs allergies vs other, cutaneous mass at left side of face- R/O skin tag vs other. Plan :cleaned ears and applied osnuria AU, repeat in 1 week, monitor eyes. Prognosis: good. Weight 91lbs
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Other notes: Tail tucked and lip licking upon intake.
Look: 2. Dog turns head away from assessor, will not position.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog sits down and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, ears back, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows slowly at end of leash, body neutral
Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog does not pull back paw, lip lick
Toy: 1. Very Minimal interest in Toy, dog briefly sniffs, then turns away.
Summary: Waffle showed some discomfort with handling and gave appropriate warnings of discomfort. He appeared aloof, attempted to keep distance between dog and assessor, tail remained tucked.
When off leash with other dogs, Waffle does not approach when greeted by a social female. Waffle will explore the yard and is avoidant of the interaction.
During his initial medical exam, Waffle was tense but allowed handling.
We have no history on Waffle so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center Waffle displayed a low to medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adults only
_X_No children (under 13) – Due to how uncomfortable Waffle is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
_X_Fearful – Waffle is timid though shows good coping skills when uncomfortable. He manages his stress well but will do best with a very slow approach, and should be permitted to greet new people at his own pace and to initiate interaction (rather than being approached and pet immediately by a new person) so he has time to adjust. He should be spoken to softly and gently and never be forced to submit to handling or petting while he is not fully comfortable.
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