HAZE – 22834
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HAZE – 22834
Intake Date : 3/14/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 13 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 42 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: Reported to be 13 years old by previous owner, who had pt since she was a puppy Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned POSITIVE on intake; History : Surrendered. Last saw a vet 2 years ago. Reported healthy but she does shake a lot while standing still, so arthritis is suspected.; Subjective: Calm, walks in quietly and then stands still while she is examined; Observed Behavior – Allows all handling; Objective ; P = 100; R = ; BCS 4/9, MMs pink and moist; EENT: 5 mm nodule on the right lower eyelid. 1 cm subcutaneous mass on the dorsal skull between the right eye and ear. Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Moderate tartar; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female, spay scar palpable; MSI: Laxity and a slipped tendon is palpable in the right elbow. Crepitus is palpable in both stifles and in the right hock. Skin free of parasites, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Normal externally; Assessment: 1. Moderate osteoarthritis in bilat stifles and elbows, as well as right hock; 2. Slipped tendon in right elbow; 3. Dental disease; 4. Mass on right lower eyelid; 5. Mass on dorsal skull; 6. Geriatric; Prognosis: Fair; Plan: 1. CBC/chemistry; 2. If bloodwork is normal, start Rimadyl; 3. Recommend daily glucosamine/chondroitin supplement such as Dasuquin 4. Recommend consultation with orthopedic specialist or pain management specialist for long-term treatment plan
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Although I had seen her many times around with staff, it was my first time meeting Haze today and it was a blast!. Haze is said to be 13 year old, owned since tender puppyhood and surrendered into our care because of housing issues. She might have lived with one adult only but she was friendly to strangers and children, a gentle, well mannered and mellow pet according to her former owner. Haze is welcoming in her kennel and ready when you are. She is an amazing walker(likely house trained), waddling a little because of age related arthritis, does stairs and even more flabbergasting…. runs and jumps after tennis balls. Who would have thought? I did not make her tired a bit in the yard. She would have played for ever and ever…Haze is a sweetheart too. She loves caresses and hugs(treats too) , laying lavishly on her caretaker’s lap and just enjoying the attention. Haze does not seem to have mingled much with her peers and according to her prior master as well as to our observations, she probably would fit best as the only pet in the house. Loving and enjoying our kind is what Haze does best. A new owner or family understanding and loving seniors is the script that will guarantee Haze a happy new life . Come and meet her soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Haze is a 13 year old female tan and white medium mixed breed dog. Haze lived with previous owner for 13 years and was surrendered because her owner was not allowed to keep her in the apartment. Haze has no injuries or health issues and was last taken to the vet 2 years ago.
Previously lived with: Haze previously lived with one adult
How is this dog around strangers? Haze is friendly and outgoing with strangers. She will approach strangers and allow to be petted.
How is this dog around children? Haze has previously interacted with children aged 1 to 10 years old. Haze is described as being friendly with children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Haze has previously interacted with other dogs but only during her walks and from a distance. Haze will bark at other dogs and will try to pull in their direction but her previous owner did not allow her to play.
How is this dog around cats? Haze has never interacted with cats.
Resource guarding: Haze is not bothered when her food or bowl is touched while she is eating. Haze is also not bothered when a toy, treat or object is taken away from her.
Bite history: Haze has never bitten another animal or human.
Energy level/descriptors: Haze has a low energy level
Other Notes: During fireworks or loud noises, Haze will bark. Haze is not bothered when she is disturbed as she sleeps. Haze is friendly when being bathed, when her paws are touched, and when an unfamiliar approaches her owner.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: Haze has no known medical issues
For a New Family to Know: Haze is a friendly and mellow dog. When at home, Haze will follow you around and likes to be in the same room as you. Haze was a mostly indoor dog and was taken out for walks twice a day. Haze will pull on the leash when she sees other dogs and has never been walked off her leash. At home, Haze sleeps inside of her kennel which is set up with a bed and blanket. Haze was free-fed Pedigree dry dog food. Haze is house trained and rarely has accidents in the house.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Haze had a loose body and approached me to sniff me. Haze allowed me to place a leash on her and to collar her. Haze allowed me to pet her and walked well on the leash next to me. Haze walked into her kennel on her own and allowed me to take off her leash while inside.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 15-Mar-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
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: Haze approached the assessor in the assessment room. She allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP :
3/15: When introduced to the male helper dog through the fence, Haze growls and snaps, attempts to bite through the gate.
Date of intake: 14-Mar-2018
Summary: Haze had a loose body and allowed handling.
Date of initial: 15-Mar-2018
Summary: Haze was calm and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Haze’s previous owner described her as having a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Haze has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. Barking at dogs was reported in her previous home. Haze may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
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