MAX – 16407
Safe - 12-29-2017 Brooklyn
MAX – 16407
**MISSING LEFT HIND LEG**
Intake Date: 12/18/17 Intake Type: Stray, Medical Behavior: Blue ,
Age: 12 years, Sex: Neutered Male, Weight: 13 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:12 reported; Microchip noted on Intake? yes ; History : o in hospital; Subjective:missing lhl; Observed Behavior -shaking , allows exam; Objective ; T =; P =80; R =wnl; BCS 7/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: moderate tartar; PLN: smln enlarged; H/L: NSR, heart murmur 3/6 CRT < 2, Lungs clear; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: neutered male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: heart murmur, amputee; Prognosis:good; Plan:recc echo in future
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Max was brought in as a stray so history is unknown. He is a small, mixed breed male who was neutered prior to coming into the shelter. His rear left leg was previously amputated but he appeared otherwise healthy.
Behavior Notes: Max was shaking and visibly nervous during intake. He allowed counselor to pick him up with a towel but after being handled for a while he became agitated and was baring his teeth when counselor tried taking off his collar.
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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Max came into the room nervous and trembling, he was a bit social but still fearful towards the handlers.
Max was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
12/19-23: When off leash at the Care Center, Max greets a group of small male and female dogs with a soft body. He mainly keeps to himself while exploring the yard.
Date of intake: 18-Dec-2017
Summary: Trembling, nervous and became agitated. Started to bare his teeth.
Date of initial: 18-Dec-2017
Summary: Trembling but allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Max displays a low activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Though observed to be human-social, Max may need time to warm up to the handler as he initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Max to interact at his own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing him to new/unfamiliar situations.
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