MAXWELL – 14496
Safe - 12-2-2017 Brooklyn
MAXWELL – 14496
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 11/24/17, Intake Type: Stray, Medical Behavior: Blue
Sex: Male, Age: 6 years, Weight: 67 lbs, Original Location: 11434
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 5-7yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? no ; History: Brought in as stray by Police; Subjective: Dog is BARH; Observed Behavior – Does not seem shy, but does not readily approach veterinarian. More interested in sniffing and marking exam area. Allows all handling with minimal restraint, but averts head fast when attempt made to give oral dewormer; put in food instead. Objective T = NA; P = wnl; R = wnl; BCS 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Grade 2/4 dental dz ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: wnl; both testicles palpable; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: not performed; Assessment: Moderate dental dz, otherwise Apparently Healthy; Prognosis: Excellent; Plan: Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior evaluation. SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Date of assessment: 27-Nov-2017
1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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: 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.
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: Maxwell approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. He allowed all handling and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Maxwell was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown.
11/25:When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Maxwell is social, checking in on a calm, female dogs as he explores the pen. He attempts to mount the female dog but listens to handler interruptions and continues exploring the pen.
11/28: Maxwell displays a high vibrating tail and a tall posture when greeting a neuter male dog. He spends the rest of his session exploring the pens.
Date of intake: 24-Nov-2017
Summary: Maxwell allowed to be scanned, leashed, and photographed during intake.
Date of initial: 24-Nov-2017
Summary: Maxwell allowed handling but was interested in sniffing around the room, not in the people.
We have no history on Maxwell so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
H – Healthy
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