LAYLA – 21131
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LAYLA – 21131
Intake Date : 2/19/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 6 years Sex: Female
Weight: 54 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 6yo Microchip noted on Intake? neg Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : stray. abandoned by previous O, found in apartment.
Subjective: BARH. A bit nervous but well behaved during PE, muzzled just in case. No signs of aggression, approached slowly. Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : T = P = wnl R = eup BCS 3-4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental calculus PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI. Developed and low hanging mammae, no lactation. p would not allow visual of vulva MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of ectoparasites, no masses noted, fair hair coat. Alopecia on top of nose, top of head, and dorsal neck. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment : approx 6yo FI large breed intact, may have recently whelped alopecia — r/o allergies vs ectoparasites/demodex/mites vs other Prognosis: good Plan: plan for OHE If skin worsens or does not improve, consider skin scrape and derm work-up SURGERY:
Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: “What’ll you do when you get lonely? And nobody’s waiting by your side?” I’ve one idea. 6 year-old Layla is what we call the real deal. A soft and gentle sweetheart, a sad-eyed beauty in a caramel coat, with a long, elegant tail that’s forever busy wagging. On a recent unseasonably warm day, Layla and I venture out for a walk. I’m immediately struck by her beautiful face. Her sweet, floppy ears, perfectly-furrowed brow, and those eyes that seem to be chock full of melodies and sing a hundred songs but all at once. Layla does have some old scars across her muzzle. Flecks of pink, maybe years old, now healed and forgotten, possibly by Layla herself. To me, they only add to her beauty. And serve as a reminder to shower her with even more love than before. Layla is an easy walker, taking pleasure in the little things along the path. And one who seems looking to savor every moment, her head held high along the way, so as never to miss a thing. Layla appears to be housebroken, tending to business straight away, and takes her treats gently from my hand, leaving her adorable nose pressed against my palm long after they’ve disappeared. At 6 years-old, whatever her past, Layla has certainly had one. But if there are bad feelings to be had or hurt to harbor, well, our light-hearted Layla’s not in the know. “Layla, you’ve got me on my knees, Layla. I’m begging, darling please, Layla. Darling won’t you ease my worried mind?” And could she answer, I just know she’d say “yes.” Or rather, she’d sing it, loud and proud. That, and a hundred other songs but all at once. Layla is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of intake: 19-Feb-2018
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Behavior toward dogs: Finder stated that Layla does not get along with other dogs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 21-Feb-2018
Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
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. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Layla quickly approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. She was social throughout the assessment, rolling onto her back to solicit attention. She allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
PLAY GROUP :
2/20: Layla is initially muzzled due to reported reactivity toward dogs in the care center. She initially displays a tense body, then softens and shows brief playful behavior. She appears tense when greeting another female through the fence.
2/23: When introduced off leash to male dogs, Layla engages in soft bouncy play.
2/24: Layla engages in soft bouncy play with male dogs.
Date of intake: 19-Feb-2018
Summary: Layla had a loose body and allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 19-Feb-2018
Summary: Layla was tense.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Layla so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Layla has been highly social with her human caretakers in the shelter environment. She has been soft and social throughout all her interactions with staff and volunteers.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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