XENA – A1067753
Safe - 3-26-2016 Staten Island
XENA – A1067753
***SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN***
SPAYED FEMALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/16/2016, From NY 11212, DueOut Date 03/16/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Friendly,allowed handling Spayed~5yrs Mild gingivitis/tartar No fleas seen EENT:WNL Nosf
3/22/16 : ACO noted blood in stool. upon gross examination- stool is soft pudding consistency; frank blood; parvo test negative; fecal tes negative
3/23/16 : Dr. 0962’s 03/22/16 late afternoon recommendation to feed gastroprotective/-sensitive diet defaulted to W/D feeding with pumpkin.Today, the dog is BAR and acting normally, but has continued soft stool with a small amount of blood. Plan: metronidazole 500 mg PO BID x 5 days. Stool appearance monitoring at time of AM tx.
Xena is a 5yr old spayed female Pit Bull that has no past or current medical issues that they are aware of.
According to the owner Xena takes well to strangers and when interacting with them she is fine. She does well in the presence of children and when interacting with a child she plays in a gentle manner. Xena doesn’t get along with dogs and when she see’s another dog she will bark at them from a distance. She doesn’t engage in play and if another dog tries to she will get aggressive and try to attack the dog. However Xena does get along with cat and when interacting with them she if gentle. Xena has never bitten a person or another animal.
According to the owner Xena doesn’t have any guarding issues when it comes to food, treats, and toys. These items can be given and taken away with no problems. When it comes to grooming agents like Xena recieving a bath or the brushing of her coat she is fine. There are times she will struggle when recieving a bath. The owner has never tried to trim her nails and doesn’t know how she will respond to having this agent done.
For a New Family to Know:
Xena is described to be friendly playful, friendly, and affectionate with a low to medium activity level. When in the home Xena is the type of dog to follow you around seeking attention or be in the same room. She enjoys all sorts of dog toys and will play with just about anything but her preference are anything rope like. Xena is an indoor only dog that is house broken. Xena was brought up eating wet food and the brand the owner gave was Purina Dog Chow. Xena knows a few basic commands like sit, stay, come, and she also knows to give kisses. When left alone in the home Xena is well behaved and this applies to her being left in the yard as well. For daily exercise Xena was taken on slow walks on a leash and let out into the yard. When on leash Xena is a puller.
On 3/16/2016, Xena came to us as owner surrendered. According to the owner, Xena is “friendly playful, friendly, and affectionate with a low to medium activity level”. The owner claims Xena does not have guarding issues with food, toys, etc. However, the owner further states Xena does not get along with other dogs. The Assistant’s observation: friendly and pulled on leash to the assessment area. When first presented to the Assessor, Xena displayed several “play bows”, but would not approach right away. After a bit of verbal coaxing, she did approach the assessor. During the “Look” element, Xena softly pulled out the Assessor’s hands three times. She stood still with her tail tucked for the “sensitivity” element. For the “Tag” element, Xena quickly turned her body away from the Assessor. However, she did allow the Assessor to conduct the “squeeze” element with no issues. When presented with a toy, Xena showed minimal interest. Although Xena allowed the Assessor to perform all tactile elements of the assessment, she did not appear completely comfortable (tail tucked, turning away during tag). According to SIACC staff, once Xena warms up to people, she is very friendly and playful. Due to her overall cautious behavior, it is the opinion of the Behavior Department Xena may be adopted by an experienced owner with no children. With the proper behavior modification and socialization, Xena has the potential of being a friendlier dog.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy. Dog smelled toy and turned away.
Dog-Dog (playgroup) Xena just completely ignores any interactions with other dogs
When off leash with other dogs, Xena is polite and allows to be greeted but does not show any interest or even acknowledgement to a male dog. She is tolerant of mounting but will often solicit play with human handlers.
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