BLUE aka MARS – 12938 (ALT ID – A1126724)
RTO SAFE 11/19/17
BLUE aka MARS – 12938 (ALT ID – A1126724)
Intake Date: 11/18/17; Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Orange; Age: 8 years; Sex: Neutered Male; Weight: 21 lbs
DVM Intake Exam:Estimated age: Adult, reported 8 years, exam is consistent with thisMicrochip noted on Intake? Scanned positive on this intake History : Surrendered
Subjective: Alert, wags tail, walks around Observed Behavior – Snaps at handler when he goes to pick up pt – this happened twice. Pt was muzzled for exam. Objective:
BAR-H, MMs pink, BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Not performed due to muzzle PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male neutered, no palpable testicles, empty scrotum 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: Apparently healthy male neutered dog Prognosis: Excellent Plan: Placement
A Little Bit About Me…
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Basic Information: Blue is a 8 years old neutered male small dog breed. He was adopted from the humane society of Mississippi approximately 3 months ago. He was surrendered to MACC because the client was not allowed to have pets where he currently lived. He has no known injuries or health problems.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults
How is this dog around strangers? He was fearful around strangers. He usually coward behind his previous owner whenever he heard a stranger near.
How is this dog around children? He spent time with a 1, 6, and 7 years old children that he was respectful towards. He was not interested in playing with children.
How is this dog around other dogs? He was not around other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? He growled at stray cats in the streets.
Resource guarding: He growled when his food bowl, toys and treats were touched while he was eating
Bite history: He has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: Low
He was not bothered by being held or restrained. He was friendly during baths and while having his coat brushed. He was not bothered by having his nails trimmed. He barked at strangers that approached his house and not bothered by strangers that approached his previous owner or family member.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes He has no known medical problems.
For a New Family to Know
He was described as a mellow dog. He was great company according to his previous owner. He enjoyed going to the running track. He followed his previous owner around the house. He enjoyed stuffed toys and played tug. He was kept mostly indoors. He slept in his own bed and ate dry purina dog chow. He was well behaved when left alone in the house. He sat on command. He pulled lightly on the leash and was never off leash.
He had a loose body and hid behind his previous owner. He was not interested in treats. He stood in his hind legs like squirrel while observing his previous owner departure. He sniffed and explored around the room.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 21-Nov-2017
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: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Blue B.C. was very focused on the exit of the assessment room but eventually approached the assessor with coaxing. He went back to focusing on the assessment door and remained focused on it throughout the entire assessment, but did allow all handling.
Summary (1): 11/18: When introduced off leash to other dogs, Blue B. C. keeps mostly to himself.
Summary (2): 11/20-21: Blue B. C. keeps only to himself. 11/22: Blue B.C. keeps to himself.
Date of intake: 19-Nov-2017
Summary: Blue B.C. was tense and showed teeth.
Date of initial: 19-Nov-2017
Summary: Blue B.C. had a loose body and hid behind his owner.
ENERGY LEVEL: Blue B.C.’s previous owner described him as having a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to Blue B.C.’s bite history, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding, Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding; Blue B.C.’s previous owner reported that he will growl if his food, treats, or toys are touched. We recommend that Blue B.C. be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Blue B.C.’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Blue B.C. is described as being fearful of new people and bit a person who was picking him up. It is important to always go slow and give Blue B.C. the option to walk away from any social interaction. Blue B.C. should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Blue B.C.â€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Blue B.C. would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BLACK, POMERANIAN MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/27/2017, From NY 10001, DueOut Date 10/07/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 5-8 years based on limited dental exam Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned positive History : Stray, brought in by police Subjective: Alert, active Observed Behavior – Tense body. Allowed initial petting, but then growled and snapped when handler tried to pick up pt. Pt was muzzled for the remainder of exam. Pt was very tense, growling and jumping away during abdominal palpation. Evidence of Cruelty seen – Small grey pellet removed from pt’s left front foot Objective BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Pt was muzzled so only the incisors were examined. No tartar on incisors. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Very firm, somewhat distended, very round U/G: Male neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4. Many fleas seen. A round, raised, alopecic pink lesion was noted on the medial aspect of the 2nd toe of the front left foot – with a grey foreign object embedded in the center. No other lesions or masses noted, although pt’s fur coat is very thick. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Used hemostats to remove the foreign object in the LFL 2nd toe – it appears to be a pellet from a pellet gun. No blood, pus or other discharge from the resulting wound. CBC/chemistry – globulins slightly elevated, eosinophils slightly elevated. No other significant findings. Assessment: 1. Appears to have been shot by a pellet gun 2. Abdominal firmness and distension – R/O GI parasites vs. other disease 3. Fleas Plan 1. Monitor wound on LFL – no treatment should be needed 2. Panacur powder – for a 25 lb dog PO SID x3 days Prognosis: Good 1088
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