WEBSTER – A1123847
Safe - 9-8-2017 Staten Island
WEBSTER – A1123847
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
MALE, BROWN, WELSH CORGI PEM MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/31/2017, From NY 10301, DueOut Date 09/03/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 8 years Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly BCS 6-7/9 EENT: OU-lenticular sclerosis, AU-erythema, moderate amount of brown debris, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate dental calc PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted, flea dirt CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment overweight moderate dental disease otitis externa fleas Plan Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery with pre-anesthetic bloodwork
09/05/17 : Subjective: pre-neuter exam Objective BCS 6-7/9 EENT: OU-lenticular sclerosis, AU- mild/moderate amount of brown debris, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate dental calc PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Tense, difficult to palpate U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted, no fleas seen CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment : overweight, moderate dental disease, otitis externa- improving Plan : Chemistry: ALT increased, total bilirubin increased- R/O liver disease (infection, inflammation, neoplasia, toxin, other) vs hemolysis vs other, unable to get enough blood for CBC, permanently waive neuter at ACC; recommend further diagnostics (full bloodwork/urinalysis, abdominal ultrasound)
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered male, stray
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: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is tucked, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back
Tag: 1. Follows slowly at end of leash, body soft, approaches assessor at end of game.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back
Squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while pulling back paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog shows brief bouts of enthusiasm, but quickly loses focus.
Summary: Webster showed some discomfort with handling, particularly on Sensitivity and Squeeze.
When greeted by a small male, Webster was relaxed but did not move from his position beside the human handler. He would often follow a handler without interacting with the helper dog.
During intake, Webster was tense and hesitant to approach but eventually warmed up and slowly allowed handling.
During his initial medical exam, Webster allowed all handling.
We have no history on Webster so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Webster displays as having a low level of energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adults only
_X_No children (under 13) – Due to how uncomfortable Webster is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
X__Fearful – Though observed to be human-social, Webster may need time to warm up to the handler as he initially presents as a timid dog, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Webster to interact at his own pace when introducing him to new/unfamiliar situations. He should never be forced to submit to petting or handling when he is uncomfortable. Webster would do best with a slow approach, being spoken to in a soft, gentle voice.
_X_Kennel presence- While in kennel, Webster may actively avoid being leashed, body tense.
While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Webster may show behavior similar to what he is currently demonstrating in his kennel.
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