COCO – 9729
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COCO – 9729
Intake Date: 10/14/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 5 years Sex: Female
LVT exam : Microchip:negative- placed chip Sex: female intact Age 5 years Eyes: wnl Ears: wnl Nose:no nasal discharge Teeth: mild dental tartar If abnormal BCS:normal 5/9 Skin:small growths on body Hair Coat:flea comb negative Any injuries:none seen Behavior: slight tense,nervous during exam Medication:n/a
A Little Bit About Me…
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of intake: 14-Oct-2017
Spay/Neuter status: No
Basic Information: Coco is a female large breed dog. She was given to owner as a gift. She had a skin tag that was removed but other than that she’s healthy. Owner surrender due to personal reasons.
How is this dog around strangers? Coco is friendly and relaxed around strangers that approach her and visitors that come to the house.
How is this dog around children? Coco been around children and she is relaxed and respectful towards them.
How is this dog around other dogs? Coco lived with two other dogs Mich and Arella. They were playful towards each other and when she’s around other dogs she is friendly.
How is this dog around cats? Coco will chase after them and recommend for her not to be around one.
Resource guarding: Coco let the owner touch her food while eating and take toys and treats away from her mouth.
Bite history: Coco has never bitten anyone.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes : Skin tag that was test for cancer but was negative.
For a New Family to Know
Coco goes on walks three times a day and pulls hard on a leash. Shelikes to follow owner around the house and is well behaved when home alone. She knows commands such as sit and lay down. She ate dry food called Blue Buffalo. Owner described Coco as mellow.
Upon intake Coco was laying down and quiet. She didn’t seem interested in anything. She scannned negative for a microchip
My medical notes are…
Vet Notes: 10/15/17
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: mature adult, ~ 5 yrs Microchip noted on Intake? neg History : owner surrender Subjective: QARH Observed Behavior – timid, friendly, allowed PE Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: OU clear; AU clean; no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: nsf, NSR, NMA, CRT < 2; Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: soft, non-painful, no masses palpated U/G: mildly enlarged vulva/mamma MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, multiple firm, rounded ST masses ~ 1 cm in diameter (one on back of neck, one at each hip region, one on left flank and base of tail); healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: nsf externally A: multiple small ST masses r/o benign vs malignant (per o they are not cancerous) P: rec’ FNA/biopsy of masses – not treatment at this time SURGERY: Okay for spay surgery
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 16-Oct-2017
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
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.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Coco appeared fearful when she entered the assessment room, having a tucked tail. She approached the assessor and sat down next to her, soliciting attention. She allowed all handling during her assessment and remained close by the assessor during and after.
10/15: When introduced to a male dog, Coco has her tail tucked and avoids the dog for the remainder of the interaction.
10/17: Coco avoids all interaction and seeks exit.
10/18: Coco approaches and greets calm male and female dogs. She eventually seeks exit from the pen.
10/19: Coco greets calm male and female dogs then wanders the pen.
10/20: Coco is polite when greeting other calm dogs.
Date of intake: 14-Oct-2017
Summary: Upon intake Coco was laying down and quiet.
Date of initial: 14-Oct-2017
Summary: Coco was tense but allowed handling.
Coco’s previous owner described her as having a medium level of activity. This matches what we have seen at the care center.
EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Coco is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Coco the option to walk away from any social interaction. Coco should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Cocoâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Coco would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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