MOREHOUSE – 10402
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MOREHOUSE – 10402
Intake Date: 10/21/17 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 2 years Sex: Male
Weight: 41 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: ~1-2 years Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : stray Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – very sweet but very nervous, tense, and shaking. Has whale eyes but allwed all handling. Was muzzled for ear cleaning. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective : P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 3/9 EENT: Severe purulent d/c and foul odor AU with abscess at the base of the pinna AD, Eyes clear, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult dentition, no oral lesions noted PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, underweight, mild pododermatitis x4 with RHL being the worst (mild purulent d/c) CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Severe otitis externa-chronic Abscess on the base of AD Underweight Pododermatitis Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Clean ears Applied tresaderm AU BID x21 days Baytril 10mg/kg PO SID x14d for otitis Cleaned feet with nolvasan Flushed out abscess on AD Prognosis: Good SURGERY: ok to schedule for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: I wasn’t sure which dog’s crying sounded identical to an infants from his cage until I took him out. Sad to say, but Morehouse does these adorable litttle human like whines as he walks down the hall and even on the sidewalk. He is a scrappy little guy. When I put a coat on him (he doesn’t have enough body fat to keep him warm) that should fit, it kind of hung on his shoulders. His new home needs to be prepared to feed him lots of good meals. Just an FYI, he turned his nose up to the dry biscuits I had to offer him but gobbled up the McDonalds cheeseburger I gave him like it was a Thanksgiving feast. I can’t say that I blame him. Morehouse seems housetrained, knows the commands sit and give paw (he gently picks his paw up and makes you meet him half way, but it’s precious!) and has a relatively mild energy about him. Though he’s just a big ole baby, he will do best in a home without small children. If you can give Morehouse the TLC that he needs, ask to meet him today!
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
My medical notes are…
10/25/17 Vet Notes: Recheck ears and abscess at base of right ear
S/O: QARH. Nervous, tail tucked, soft muzzle placed for exam (seemed to resent examination of ears) EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, pink mm, mild tartar buildup, minimal otitis AU, healing wound with mild swelling at base of right ear, small aural hematoma AD HL: No coughing or sneezing INTEG: Healing wounds around face, no signs of infection MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: Male
A: Otitis resolving well, no signs of abscess, aural hematoma AD; healing wounds
P: Continue with current treatment and monitoring plan. Excellent prognosis
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 24-Oct-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 low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Morehouse came into the room very fearful and timid, he remains with fearful body posture and his tail tucked.
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Morehouse keeps to himself, while in a group of calm dogs. He displays a nervous posture when other dogs greets him. He came into the Care Center as a stray so his previous behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Morehouse be placed in home with resident dogs that are respectful, and match his calm demeanor.
10/22: Morehouse greets a novel female dog with a soft body before retreating and keeping to himself.
10/23-26: Morehouse briefly greets an intact male but mostly keeps to himself in a group of calm dogs.
Date of intake: 21-Oct-2017
Summary: Timid, allowed handling but tense during collaring.
Date of initial: 22-Oct-2017
Summary: Nervous, tense, shaking, whale eyed, but tolerant of handling, allowed exam and all procedures.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to how uncomfortable Morehouse is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful:Though observed to be human-social, Morehouse 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 Maxine to interact at his own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing his to new/unfamiliar situations.
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