GIZA – A1111805
Safe - 5-19-2017 Manhattan
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GIZA – A1111805
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
FEMALE, BLACK / TAN, CHIHUAHUA SH, 4 yrs
SEIZED – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ARRESTED Reason OWN ARREST
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 05/11/2017, From NY 10009, DueOut Date 05/17/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-096955.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4yo Microchip noted on Intake? none History : seized from home Subjective: Observed Behavior – nervous allowed limited handling, shaking when attempted to examine Objective unable to get RR and HR because p shivering so much, BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate tartar, moderate gingivitis PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: unable to fully ascult (p shaking during exam) but with limited ascultation- NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, R mammary chain- approx 5cm firm SQ non painful mass associated with R caudalmost nipple, then just cranial an approx 12cm flattened SQ firm non painful mass associated with two nipples MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat except along hind and proximal tail- alopecia with fur growing in, mild patchy scabbing CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment FI MGTs- r/o benign vs. malignant- 50% of mammary gland tumors in dogs are benign hind area skin: r/o infection that was previously shaved, or contact dermatitis, other Plan cefpodoxime 100mg: 1/2T PO SID x14days rec aspirate/cytology of MGTs, lumpectomy and bx, if benign can pursue spay Prognosis: open depending on nature of MGTs SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to MGTs
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Intact female, Stray
Summary: Upon entering the assessment room, Giza was fearful and shying away from any attempts made to interact. When the assessor moved slowly to pet Giza, she bared teeth. Giza is not an appropriate candidate for a SAFER assessment at this time and would benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue group.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
5/13: When off leash with other dogs, Giza ignores them and wanders the pen.
5/14-15: Giza keeps only to herself.
During her initial medical examination, Giza tolerated all handling.
We have no history on Giza so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
With a slow approach, Giza has allowed select handlers to leash and carry her out of her kennel.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner: Giza would benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue group who can further assess this behavior in a stable environment
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Giza has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over her. It is important to always go slow and give Giza the option to walk away from any social interaction. Giza should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Giza’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Giza would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Giza has been observed to avoid interaction when frightened/stressed though if unable to move away she may display higher level warning signals. It is recommended that Giza be allowed a proper time to decompress to aid in acclimating her to a new environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Giza to new and unfamiliar situations.
5/13: Giza has been observed to give a low-growl upon approach in kennel. When spoken to softly and given time to approach at her pace, she approaches the front of her kennel. She allows petting, and was carried out of her kennel with a towel to minimize stress.
5/14-5/15: Upon approach, Giza is at the front of her kennel observing her surroundings, briefly sniffs the handler, and allows petting. Upon leashing, she backs her head away but allows it. She is easily carried out of her kennel with a slow approach.
CAME IN WITH: NESSI – A1111807, VEGAS – A1111809, KAHLIFA – A1111810 (NOT URGENT DOGS)
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