BRUIN – 32108
Safe - 8-31-2018 Manhattan
BRUIN – 32108
**DOH HOLD RELEASED**
Intake Date 6/23/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 5 year Sex: Male
Weight: 72 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : estimated age: 5yo Microchip noted on Intake? neg Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : stray. 5 dogs brought in . On bite quarantine Subjective: BAR. Friendly and wagging tail, well behaved during PE. Growled a bit during med handling. Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = P = wnl R = wnl BCS 6.5/9 EENT: OU blooshot (OD>OS), ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 testicles MSI: Scabs on top of head by right ear, caudal right ear base a bit of moist dermatitis, scabbed wounds on ventral neck, and medial right arm by axillary area. No signs of infection with any of the wounds. No discomfort on palpation. Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally Assessment scabbed wounds — r/o healing bites wounds, given history of other dogs bloodshot OU (subconjunctival hemorrhage) — r/o secondary to capture Prognosis: good Plan: clean right ear base with dilute chlorhexidine clavamox 250mg : give 2 tab PO BID x 7 days. SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Should I really say “cutie patootie” talking about Bruin , a big guy who looks more like a bear? I think so! Bruin was at first a little cautious with me, a perfect stranger. He looked so stern, a bit frozen. He did not want even my best treats. Balls were not his thing too. He was obedient, sat on command, stayed around me like he wanted to check me out. I assume that when he decided that I was OK to mingle with, he jumped on the bench , stayed there and waited for me. Bruin was ready for his “dose” of caresses and TLC. What a mushy face he made and such tender eyes. He relaxed and a big smile came up. The big bear was happy! Bruin took my treats , tilted his head with squeaky toys and even hinted at going after a tennis ball. Bruin came to us with his four housemates as their owner passed away. Like them, Bruin is dreaming of a home to call his own and a new family to love. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Bruin is a large mixed breed male dog that appears to be an adult. He was brought in by the NYPD after the owner died.
How is this dog around other dogs? Bruin was found with four other dogs of similar size and age, both females and males.
Bite history: Bruin’s bite history is unclear, but he was placed on a DOH Bite and Victim hold when he came to MACC. He arrived with what appeared to be a combination of bite and scratch wounds on his face, ears, and nose.
Medical Notes : Bruin’s urine had a very pungent smell upon intake. When he would sit down, urine would shoot out of his penis and it did not appear that he had control over this. He appeared to have fresh bite and scratch wounds on his face, ears, and nose.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Bruin was easy to handle. He had a loose, wiggly body and a wagging tail. He allowed all handling. He demonstrated some hesitation with crossing thresholds but could be easily coaxed through them.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 28-Jun-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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
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: Bruin approached the assessor with a soft body and leaned into the assessor, soliciting attention. He was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP :
7/7: Bruin is muzzled for an off leash interaction due to reported history with other dogs in the home. Bruin stands, stiff, for the interaction and offers very little reaction to the female helper dog. Due to the history of potential bites inflicted to other dogs in the previous home, a single dog household is recommended for Bruin at this time.
Date of intake: 23-Jun-2018
Summary: Bruin had a loose body and allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 26-Jun-2018
Summary: Bruin was social but growled a bit during medical handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Bruin so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: Single-pet home, Recommend no dog parks
Single pet home/no dog parks: Due to the history of potential bites inflicted to other dogs in the previous home, a single dog household is recommended for Bruin at this time.
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