SNOW – 22857
Safe - 3-23-2018 Manhattan
SNOW – 22857
10Y Male White Small Mixed Breed 14lbs, Stray:3/14/2018
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 10; Microchip noted on Intake? yes; History : Stray; Subjective: QAR, severe matting; Observed Behavior – timid, scared; Objective ; T = WNL ; P = 104; R = WNL; BCS = 3.5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Severe dental disease ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Two testicles – severe matting on scrotum ; MSI: SEVERE matting on head, body, feet and testicles/scrotum – Non Ambulatory on HR, Superficial wound covering entire dorsal aspect of hind right foot and matting around paws – skin free of parasites, no masses noted, CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: NP; Assessment: 1) Dental disease; 2) Severe matting on head, trunk, and scrotum 3) RH lameness: Wound and matting on right hind covering dorsal aspect of foot; Prognosis: Good ;Plan: Gave 0.7 ml Convenia SQ Give 1X 25mg Rimadyl Tablet PO for 3 days 1) Sedated shave 2) Soak right hind in 2% chlorohexidine solution and apply antibiotic ointment 3) Examine further the extent of the wound; Recommend dental cleaning at referral veterinarian; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 14-Mar-2018
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):Stray
Date of assessment:18-Mar-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:2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy:1. No interest.
Summary:Snow did not approach the assessor in the assessment room but allowed the assessor to approach him. he sat still throughout the assessment, having a tense trembling body, and allowed all handling.
Date of initial:14-Mar-2018
Summary:Snow was tense.
ENERGY LEVEL:We have no history on Snow so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he 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)
Recommendations comments:No young children (under 5): Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Snow may be intimidated by young children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up. He should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at his own pace. Older, gentle children should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges comments:Fearful: Snow is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Snow the option to walk away from any social interaction. Snow should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Snow’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Snow 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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