PEPPER – 25055
Safe - 5-6-2018 Manhattan
PEPPER – 25055
Location: Manhattan, Intake Date: 4/12/18, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue, Sex: Spayed, Age: 12 years, Original Location: 10467, Weight:
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 12-14yrs based on ocular changed, dental disease and PE ; Microchip noted on Intake? scanned positive by LVT on intake. History : dog found outside someone’s home and brought in. Subjective / Observed Behavior – Tense and shaking during exam. resisted handling and tried to escape; did not allow for oral exam. Cried during restraint. did not progress to aggression. Objective ; BCS 5/9; EENT: Cataracts, bilateral; ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: dc 4/5; pd 3-4/5 — unable to fully evaluate ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: Grade 4/6 L systolic murmur ausculted; NSR, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: spayed female; spay scar visible. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites; 1cm slightly raised , lobulated, non-haired mass along the left dorsolateral thorax; seborrhea sicca; grade 4 patellar luxation, bilaterally. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: grossly normal. Assessment; cataracts, bilateral; dental calculus ; periodontal disease ; heart murmur 4/6 L systolic ; skin mass; seborrhea sicca; geriatric ;patellar luxation, bilateral. Prognosis: fair ; Plan: ID hold. rec cardiology work-up once RTO or placed. rec dental care after cardiology work-up, if appropriate ; SURGERY: already spayed
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Date of Intake: 12-Apr-2018
Spay/Neuter Status; Unknown
Basic Information: Pepper is a female black and white small breed dog that is estimated to be 13 years old. She was brought in as a stray when she was found wandering the street.
Behavior Notes: Pepper was stiff bodied and was flinching whenever i approached her she was whimpering and shaking when i collared her. She allowed me to pick her up and take her picture but was flinching when she heard the camera shutter.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 15-Apr-2018
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.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Pepper approached the assessor. She was a bit tense during handling and flinch quickly away with quick movements. She allowed all handling.
Summary (1): 4/13: When introduced off leash to other dogs, Pepper keeps mostly to herself.
Summary (2): 4/14: Pepper keeps mostly to herself.
Date of intake: 12-Apr-2018
Summary: Pepper was tense and flinched when touched.
Date of initial: 13-Apr-2018
Summary: Pepper was tense, trembling, and resisted handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Pepper so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Recommendations:No young children (under 5)
No young children: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Pepper may be intimidated by young children and quick movements. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. She should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at her own pace. Older, gentle children should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Pepper is very fearful of quick movements, flinching away from them quickly. It is important to always go slow and give Pepper the option to walk away from any social interaction. Pepper should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Pepper’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Pepper would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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