SANDY – A1122991
Safe - 8-27-2017 Manhattan
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SANDY – A1122991
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME**
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/22/2017, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 08/25/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4 Microchip noted on Intake? no History : stray Subjective: QAR, hydrated Observed Behavior – timid, but easily examined with minimal restraint, submissive Evidence of Cruelty seen – thin/neglect? Evidence of Trauma seen – no obvious trauma Objective T = 102.3 P = 120 R = 20 BCS: 3/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar and staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female intact, no obvious vaginal discharge or mgt’s MSI: ambulatory x 4, walks gingerly, but no obvious fractures or luxations. , skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: in poor body condition, open diagnosis: rule out malnutrition vs infectious vs inflammatory vs other. Plan: cbc/chem consider xrays if pyo suspected monitor appetite/attitude pend bloodwork for any treatment Prognosis: open SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to poor condition.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Female, Stray
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is tense, her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is down, body tense mouth closed.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low, and a bit fearful.
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. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Sandy appeared fearful, having a tense, trembling body, in the assessment room, but sought contact from the assessor, moving closer and staying right near her. She allowed all handling.
8/24: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Sandy is fearful and avoidant. She corrects play.
Upon intake, Sandy lay on the floor and allowed handling.
During her initial medical exam, Sandy appeared timid but allowed handling.
We have no history on Sandy so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below)
_X_Fearful: Sandy is fearful at the care center but seeks out attention from handlers. It is important to always go slow and give Sandy the option to walk away from any social interaction. Sandy should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Sandy’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Sandy 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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