PHYRE aka FIRE – 8035 (Alt ID – A1125692)
Safe - 2-28-2018 Manhattan
PHYRE aka FIRE – 8035 (Alt ID – A1125692)
Intake Date: 2/21/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Sex: Male Age: 1 year 5 months
Weight: 66 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:1.5y; Microchip noted on Intake?; Microchip Number (If Applicable): History :was in house fire 9/17. waived fro sx at that time due to smoke inhalation. back covered with burn scars; Subjective: Observed Behavior -very nervous in exam room, shaking. allows exam but muzzled. Objective ; T =; P =80; R =wnl; BCS 6/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam:clean teeth; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G:intact male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted,extensive scarring; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: scarring, but healthy; Prognosis: excellent; Plan: neuter; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake 21-Feb-2018
Phyre is a 17 month old male tan and white medium mixed breed dog. Phyre lived with previous owner for about 17 months and was surrendered because the owner could no longer care for him. Phyre has some previous injuries from a fire but has no other health issues.
Previously lived with: Phyre previously lived with two adults.
How is this dog around strangers? Phyre is friendly around strangers and will allow strangers to approach him and pet him.
How is this dog around children? Phyre has not interacted with children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Phyre has not interacted with other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Phyre has not interacted with cats.
Resource guarding: Phyre is not bothered when his food or bowl is touched while he is eating. Phyre is also not bothered when a toy, treat or object is taken away from him.
Bite history: Phyre has never bitten another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: Phyre has medium energy level.
Other Notes: Phyre is nervous and will bark when he hears the fire alarm. Phyre is not bothered when he is bathed or when his paws are touched. Phyre is also not bothered when being pushed or pulled off furniture.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? Yes
Medical Notes: Phyre has some old injuries that need continued treatment that were caused by a fire.
For a New Family to Know:
Phyre is a friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable and independent dog. When at home, Phyre will follow his owner around. Phyre was kept as an indoors only dog and was free fed Blue Buffalo dry dog food. Phyre is house trained and will go potty on newspaper. When left alone, Phyre may become anxious and will start chewing on furniture made of wood. Phyre has been crate trained but the door remains open. When on a leash, Phyre does not pull.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Phyre seemed hesistant to approach and had a low wagging tail and would retreat when approached. Without the owner present, Phyre had a more relaxed and loose body and allowed another counselor to collar him and pet him.
RTO – 10/18/2017
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO YOUNG CHILDREN**
MALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR DISASTER Reason FIRE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/16/2017, From NY 10469, DueOut Date 09/21/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-111619.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Estimated age: 1 yo Microchip noted on Intake? N History : Rescued from housefire with other household dog, owner relocating to temp shelter Subjective: BAR, intermittently coughing but not in distress, superficial wounds Observed Behavior – very friendly and food motivated Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – y Objective P = 92 R = 20 BCS 5/9 EENT: mild scleritis OU, cerumenous debris AD, no nasal discharge noted, cough on tracheal palpation Oral Exam: pink mm w/ CRT<2s, healthy adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, diffuse crackles on thoracic auscultation and increased BV sounds, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact, both testicles present MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, and excoriations and crusts along distal tail CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: 1. smoke inhalation 2. superficial burn wounds Plan: 1. Monitor for changes in respiration rate and effort 2. Clavamox 375 mg: 1 tablet by mouth twice daily for 7 days 3. Nebulize: twice daily for 5 days 4. SSD cream : on affected skin twice daily for 7 days Prognosis: fair SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to smoke inhalation/airway compromise
A volunteer writes:Phyre and housemate Bolo went through a mill. Together with their human family, they were caught in a house fire and brought to us. I have not met Bolo but handsome Phyre suffers from smoke inhalation that we are mending and various burns and sores. He is a bit shaken up, tired and often can be seen/heard snoring softly in his bed. He has a little cough that will most likely soon resolve. No wonder that Phyre is a little wary. I wake him up, leash him and take him for a walk around the yard. Fresh air can only do him good. Feeling better about me, Phyre relaxes. His tail comes out and he accepts my caresses. He is a good looking lad with a gentle face and velvety eyes. His coat is well groomed and is weight, perfect. We wish Phyre a very prompt recovery and a soon a safe home sweet home where he will forget all about his ordeal.
A volunteer updates: Phyre is healing nicely from his burns. He is less scared too and more and more affectionate, leaning into me and asking for caresses. We know each other quite well by now and I so love when his beautiful chestnut eyes look tenderly at me… Phyre’s wounds might be better but he has gotten a cold. His weakened body needs fresh air, a soft pillow to rest, “gma’s chicken soup” and the love of a master to heal quickly and find back his spirit. Do not make him wait too long, come and meet him, nurse him back to health and make of him the most amazing best friend you ever had.
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile
Unaltered male, stray
Previously lived with: another similarly sized dog
Other: Both Phyre and his housemate were victims of a house fire.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body a bit tense, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body a bit tense, mouth closed
Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, cautious and alert
Flank squeeze 1 / 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Very minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs, then turns away.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches the helper dog, body neutral, tail well above spine level, head a bit low.
Summary: Phyre was tense throughout his assessment, but tolerated all handling without issue. This may be due to his current medical condition. Paw Squeeze was skipped and Flank was used.
During intake, Phyre allowed all handling.
During his initial medical exam, Phyre was social and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Phyre so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he is hesitant and moves slowly, though this may be due to his currently medical status.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially in the behavior outlined below)
_X_No young children (under 5): Phyre currently seems uncomfortable with quick movements and we feel he may be most comfortable in a home without very young children at this time. Phyre will do best initially going home to a quiet, calm, structured environment so he can heal and acclimate to his new space.
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Phyre is currently sensitive to touch, most likely due to current medical condition. It is important to always go slow and give Phyre the option to walk away, he should not be forced to submit to handling or petting.
_X_Kennel presence: Phyre is hesitant to exit kennel, may bark and avoid the leash. While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Phyre may show behavior similar to what he is currently demonstrating in his kennel. He should be spoken to softly and gently and gently coaxed with a treat, never forced out as this may make the problem worse through negative association.
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