WINTER – 19446
Safe - 2-17-2018 Manhattan
WINTER – 19446
Intake Date : 1/29/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 3 years Sex: Female
Weight: 68 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 3-5 years Microchip noted on Intake?neg Microchip Number (If Applicable): History :brought in by neighbor’s of her previous owner; finder states that the dog has lived in the apartment next door for several months but owners moved and left her behind Subjective:BAR Observed Behavior -appears friendly on leash and kennels easily; body language becomes stiff when restrained, muzzled for exam as precaution but allowed handling Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective : BCS 6.5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; limited oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: eupnic, normal lung sounds; no murmurs or arrhythmias ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female intact, prominent mammary glands and vulva MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:grossly normal
Assessment : Healthy adult, overweight Prognosis:good Plan: -recommend weight loss through dietary management and increased activity SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 31-Jan-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: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
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: Winter did not approach the assessor in the assessment room and appeared very anxious, drooling, pacing, and focusing on the exit. After a little while, she came over to the assessor with a lot of coaxing. She allowed all handling.
PLAY GROUP :
1/30: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Winter is tense and attempts to avoid approach.
1/31: Winter allows greeting from the helper dog, then seeks attention from the handler.
Date of intake: 29-Jan-2018
Summary: Winter was tense and appeared anxious but allowed handling.
Date of initial: 29-Jan-2018
Summary: Winter was social at first but became tense when restrained.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Winter so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Winter has been slightly aloof with handlers while in the Care Center. After sufficient time to acclimate, Winter has begun to become social with handlers, choosing to approach them, soliciting attention, and remain near them.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to the high level of anxiety and avoidance of some handling displayed at the care center, we recommend a home without young children.
Potential challenges: Fearful, Anxiety
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Winter is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Winter the option to walk away from any social interaction. Winter should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Winter’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Winter would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
Anxiety: Winter appears anxious in the care center, drooling excessively, panting, and avoiding handling at times. We have no history on her in a home, so we do not know if this behavior will be present outside of the care center. If it does occur, we recommend giving her puzzle toys, long walks, and things to do to relieve her anxiety. Positive reinforcement, reward based training only should be used.
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