LINDA – 16503
Safe - 12-27-2017 Manhattan
LINDA – 16503
Intake Date: 12/19/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 10 years Sex: Female
Weight: 9 lbs
LVT Intake : BARH scan negative female tense, nervous but allowed handling geriatric, appx 10 yrs old heavy tartar cloudy eyes clean ears, clean coat long nails trimmed BCS 5/9 NOSF
A Little Bit About Me…
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Linda is approximately a 10 year old female black and white small mixed breed dog. Linda lived with previous owner for about 10 years and was surrendered because her owner passed away. Linda has no injuries or health problems and has not seen a vet recently.
Previously lived with: Linda previously lived with one adult and one dog.
How is this dog around strangers? Linda is friendly and outgoing with strangers. Linda will approach strangers and allows to be petted.
How is this dog around children? Linda has not interacted with children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Linda previously lived with a 10 year old male small mixed breed dog. Linda is friendly and respectful of the other dog and would sleep next to him.
How is this dog around cats? Linda has not interacted with cats.
Resource guarding: Linda is not bothered when her food bowl is touched or moved. Linda is also not bothered when a treat, toy or object is taken away from her.
Bite history: Linda has never bitten another animal or human.
Energy level/descriptors: Unknown
Other Notes: Unknown
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes : Linda has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know : Linda is a friendly, affectionate, and confident dog. Linda was kept as an indoors only dog and was not house trained. Linda is well behaved when left home alone.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Linda had her tail tucked between her legs. Linda allowed me to pet her on the head and allowed me to collar her and leash her. Linda also allowed me to carry her and would low wag her tail when I talked in a low “baby talk” voice.
My medical notes are…
12/21/17 DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: Reported 10 years – exam is consistent with this Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg – placed during LVT intake History : Surrendered with 1 other dog, no health concerns reported Subjective: Timid, alert Observed Behavior – Allows all handling Objective : BAR-H, MMs pink, BCS 5/9 EENT: Exophthalmos (typical for breed). Mild epiphora. Ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate tartar, many missing teeth PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: Grade 3/6 systolic heart murmur. NSR, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, reported intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: 1. Heart murmur 2. Dental disease Prognosis: Fair Plan: 1. Recommend dental cleaning 2. Recommend chest rads and cardiology consult SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age and heart murmur.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 21-Dec-2017
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
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: Linda did not approach the assessor but allowed the assessor to approach her. She stood still throughout the assessment with a tense, trembling body and tucked tail, but allowed all handling.
12/20: When introduced off leash to dogs, Linda is fearful and avoids approach.
Date of intake: 19-Dec-2017
Summary: Linda appeared fearful, having a tucked tail, but allowed handling.
Date of initial: 20-Dec-2017
Summary: Linda was tense but allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: At the care center, Linda displays a medium-low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Linda may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at her own pace. Older, gentle children should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges: House soiling, Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Linda is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Linda the option to walk away from any social interaction. Linda should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Linda’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Linda 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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