PLUTO – A1103731
Safe - 2-17-2017 Brooklyn
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PLUTO – A1103731
**SAFER : AVERAGE HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, TRICOLOR, BEAGLE MIX, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 02/14/2017, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 02/17/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary QARH nervous, uncomfortable with handling scan negative neutered male extremely obese geriatric, 10 yrs as per owner heavy tartar, cloudy eyes, slightly occular d/c irregular heart sound, sometimes panting hind quarter very enlarged, may be due to obesity or abscess or mass walking slow dirty ears cleaned, clean coat HT negative MC placed discussed with on call vet Dr 1088 NOSF
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Neutered, Owner Surrender (Unknown how long was in previous home)
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is down, body stiff, mouth closed
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash slowly, body soft.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Pluto was a bit tense at times during his assessment, especially during up close handling portions, but he allowed all handling.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
During his initial medical exam, Pluto was tense.
We have no history on Pluto so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a low level of energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
_X_Fearful (Pluto is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Pluto the option to walk away from any social interaction. Pluto should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Pluto’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Pluto would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.)
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