RUSTY – A1108578
Safe - 4-18-2017 Brooklyn
RUSTY – A1108578
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BROWN, PARSON RUSS TER MIX, 12 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 04/11/2017, From NY 11375, DueOut Date 04/11/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary O Surrender No MIC on Intake BAR Approachable easy to handle req muzzle to manipulate back legs 4/5 BCS EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: 3/4ddz, significant gingivitis and tartar H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, Decrease ROM Bilat hips ING: skin free of parasites, multiple large masses: R shoulder firm orange sized mass well encapsulated attached, large soft masses above hips and base of tail, Large mass eliptical @R ventrum lat to penis CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment – Geriatric – Dental dz – masses Plan – Intake Prognosis: Good Rec FNA masses Rec dentistry/ improved oral hygiene Rec senior bloodwork * CBC/CHEM WNL Rec weight loss SURGERY: Already Neutered
DOG INFORMATION SHEET
Where did this dog come from? My Home
ORIGINAL SOURCE Adopted / Shelter Name: NSAL
Does this dog have a microchip? No
Animal’s Name: Rusty
WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Medical//Unable to care for dog.
RELATIONSHIP Lives with me. He’s old – I’ve known him his whole life
PEOPLE Lives with _1 seniors
Does he get along with children? N/a
Does he get along with strangers? Yes After a little while.
Has he ever bitten anyone? No
Has he bitten anyone in the last 10 days? No
Describe his behavior: Good after a little while
OTHER ANIMALS: NO
Can you describe his behavior around animals he doesn’t live with? Good
PERSONALITY : Loves to play, Is more quiet, shy; less active, Likes to be petted.
HABITS: Eats dry food with water, Eats canned food
TRAINING : Knows “sit”, Knows “give paw”, Walks well on leash, Crate trained, Is housebroken
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited profile
Neutered, Owner surrender (12 years in the previous home)
Previously lived with: 1 Adult
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first, warms up after a little while
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Unknown
Bite history: None reported
Look:1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity:1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft
Squeeze 1:3. Dog closes mouth, becomes tense.
Flank Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away.
Summary: Rusty was a bit shy but is friendly towards the assessor.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Rusty displays soft and social body language in a group of small male and female dogs.
Rusty’s previous guardian did not provide any information on Rusty’s previous behavior towards other dogs.
4/13-4/17: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Rusty displays soft and social body language in a group of small male and female dogs.
During his medical examination, Rusty calm and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Rusty so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Handling/touch sensitivity-Rusty has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling with his paws. It is important to always go slow and give dog the option to walk away from any social interaction. He should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be his choice to approach a new person or thing.
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