MELODY – 31975
Safe - 6-29-2018 Manhattan
MELODY – 31975
Intake Date: 6/22/18; Intake Type: Stray;
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Spayed Age: 12 years
Weight: 59 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 12 Microchip noted on Intake? n Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : stray. Subjective: Has trouble walking due to weight Observed Behavior – gentle. Objective: T = – P = wnl R = wnl BCS = 8/9 EENT: Eyes corneal opacity – lenticular sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate calculus on all arcades PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: SPAYED MSI: Fat Pads Palpated on Pectorals and other parts of the body Ambulatory x 4 but restricted by weight, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, nails overgrown CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: externally normal. Assessment : 1) Suspect Osteoarthritis 2) Obesity affecting mobility 3) Moderate dental calculus 4) Nails overgrown Prognosis: Good Plan: Complete intake txs and clip nails
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: A wise man once said ‘every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back’ and at 12 years young, little Miss Melody is still searching for her true heart’s echo. She’s the most adorably chunky gal but always keen to get out for a walk and so friendly, easy and social with everyone she meets. Like most older dogs, Mel takes life at a slower pace but she enjoys exploring her surroundings and is just as thrilled by a stroll through the park as any puppy, sniffing all around and softly wagging her tail when I praise her for being a good girl. She already knows come and sit commands, seems house trained and really couldn’t be any easier to handle and was happy to be snuggled and kissed for photos while offering tiny smooches of her own in return. Melody’s already spayed and ready to start making beautiful music with her new forever family today!
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 24-Jun-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Melody was social, attention seeking and allowed all handling
Summary: *PLAY GROUP GREETER DOG*
Melody is soft and polite greeting all dogs in the care center. She is tolerant of play though does not engage. Based on observation, Melody may be most compatible with dogs who are also polite and social.
Summary (1): 6/24: When introduced off leash to dogs, Melody is soft and polite when greeting.
Summary (2): 6/25-27: Melody is polite when greeting all dogs.
Date of intake: 22-Jun-2018
Summary: Loose, wiggly, allowed all handling
Date of initial: 22-Jun-2018
Summary: Gentle, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Melody has displayed a medium energy level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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