CHIQUIS – A1114181
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CHIQUIS – A1114181
**SAFER : NEW HOE RESCUE ONLY**
FEMALE, WHITE / BROWN, SHIH TZU MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/08/2017, From NY 11237, DueOut Date 06/08/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 5yr Microchip noted on Intake? neg. O surrender. As per prev o: Chiquis bit the 8 month old grandson of the owner. Chiquis was eating in the kitchen when the owner’s grandson came up behind her and grabbed her tail. The owner stated that Chiquis was startled and turned and grabbed the child’s hand. There were red scratched left behind with a small amount of blood. They did not take the child to the hospital and just washed the scratch. Chiquis returned to eating after the incident. Calm, allows all handling, docile, no aggression P=130 RR=panting, but eupneic BCS 5/9 EENT: OU: calcium deposit on central corneas OU, OD iris- black surrounded by a pinkish color, OS: neovascularization mild, no blehparospasm, no ocular d/c, PLRs intact OU, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar and gingivitis PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, no visible or palpable spay scar or tattoo, no palpable MGTs MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, good ROM in HLs CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment OS: mild healing corneal ulcer, other OU: r/o calcium deposits OU- benign FI mild dental and periodontal dz Plan TAB ointment OS BID x7 long term consider dental px can monitor calcium deposits- no treatment needed consider ophthalmologist consult to check OD iris- atypical color to iris, but appears intact and functional Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Basic information: Chiquis is a 5 year old female white/brown Shih Tzu. Her owner got her as a gift from her neighbors, and needs to surrender because they are moving and cannot take her with them. Chiquis has no known health problems or injuries, and has not seen a vet recently.
Socialization: When around strangers Chiquis is shy for a few minutes; she has lived and spent time with children ages toddler- 13 years old. When around children Chiquis is fearful; when playing with adults that she is familiar with, she is gentle. Chiquis has lived with another cat; she is relaxed, respectful and playful. Chiquis has nipped the owner’s son several years ago.
Behavior: Chiquis isn’t bothered during storm/ fireworks; if food/ bowl, treats, toys are taken away or touched. She isn’t bothered if pushed/pulled off of furniture, if being held or restrained she will try to walk away. Chiquis isn’t bothered if disturbed while sleeping, but will struggle while getting a bath. Chiquis isn’t bothered getting her coat brushed, but she doesn’t like her paws being brushed. There is no information on how she reacts when getting her nails trimmed, because she goes to the groomer for that. If someone unfamiliar comes to the house Chiquis will bark.
For a New Family to Know: Chiquis family would describe her as affectionate, shy, and excitable. Her activity level is high; she likes to run and takes walks in the park. When at home she likes to follower her owner around and plays fetch or chase. Chiquis is mostly kept indoors; she likes to sleep wherever her owner sleeps. Chiquis eats dry food 2 times a day, she is mostly housetrained but also uses wee-wee pads. When left alone in the home she is well behaved, she knows commands; sit, stay, and go. For exercise she likes to run, she will pull lightly on the leash; when off the leash she may run off or wander away.
Chiquis bit the 8 month old grandson of the owner. Chiquis was eating in the kitchen when the owner’s grandson came up behind her and grabbed her tail. The owner stated that Chiquis was startled and turned and grabbed the child’s hand. There were red scratched left behind with a small amount of blood. They did not take the child to the hospital and just washed the scratch. Chiquis returned to eating after the incident.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Unaltered female, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adult, children (Toddler-13 years old), and 1 cat.
Behavior toward strangers: Chiquis is shy for a few minutes; then warms up.
Behavior toward children: Fearful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: Yes, Chiquis was startled by the grandson while eating. Chiquis turned and bit the child on the hand.
Energy level/descriptors: Chiquis family would describe her as affectionate, shy, and excitable. With an high energy level.
Other notes: Chiquis is uncomfortable with her paws to be touched/nails trimmed.
Look: 5. Dog freezes and/bares teeth.
Toy: 1.Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells and, then turns away.
Summary: Chiquis was fearful and tense, Chiquis appeared fearful and will seek comfort from handlers though other times attempts to flee/back out of collar.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Chiquis keeps to herself in a group of small male and female dogs.
Chiquis’ previous guardian did not provide any information on her behavior towards other dogs.
6/10- 6/12: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Chiquis keeps to herself in a group of small male and female dogs.
Chiquis allows all handling, docile, no aggression
Chiquis has displayed low energy throughout her stay in the care center. Chiquis will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_ No young children (under 5): Chiquis seems a bit uncomfortable with quick movements and may be most comfortable in a home without very young children, Dog-savvy young children can be considered pending interaction. She otherwise shows good coping skills, even when uncomfortable giving appropriate warning signs(Lip curls, baring teeth), and has been quite human social with her caretakers in the care center.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Chiquis is reported to be a bit fearful; because this appears to present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly advised to assess this behavior and modify/manage as needed.
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