BASQUIAT – 34622
Gone - 7-19-2018 Manhattan
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BASQUIAT – 34622
Care Center Location: Manhattan, ZIP Code From: 10027, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green, Age: 10 years, Sex: Male
Weight: 44 lbs
DVM Intake Exam, please reach out to New Hope for further medical info; Estimated age: ~10 yr; History : brought into police station by someone claiming it was his friend’s dog and he couldn’t keep him anymore, no other known history; Subjective: Observed Behavior – very quiet, friendly allows all handling, readily eating treats; Evidence of Cruelty seen – Objective ; T = 101.4; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 2/5; EENT: Eyes clear, pupils normal, PLR normal, ears clean p scratching at R ear and occasionally shaking head, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Severe dental dz; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MI, sst; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, flaky skin, dull haircoat, some scars on face, several areas of alopecia and mild old ulcerations on feet/toes; No leg, neck or back pain; CNS: Normal CNs, CPs absent to delayed x 4, p crosses over front and hind legs, hind end sways when standing, very subdued but alert, withdrawal present x 4; Rectal: Assessment; CP deficits- r/o primary neurologic vs. toxin vs. other ; Underweight; Sores on feet r/o pressure sores vs. primary dermatologic vs. other; Prognosis: Fair; Plan: Hold on vaccines for now; Hold on trazodone so as not to alter mentation or neurologic status; In house CBC/chem and HWT; Put in medical for now; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 17-Jul-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Basquiat approached the assessor with a soft body. He was a bit distracted during the assessment, sniffing around the room, but also showed social behavior. He allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Date of initial: 15-Jul-2018
Summary: Quiet, social, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Basquiat so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar, TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Basquiat has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. Basquiat may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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