SOCA – 31936
Gone - 6-26-2018 Brooklyn
SOCA – 31936
Intake Date: 6/21/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow Sex: Spayed Age: 8 years
Weight: 42 lbs
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 8 years Microchip noted on Intake? No Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : Owner surrender Subjective: BARH. No csvd Observed Behavior – Very nervous, bared teeth during exam (but did not bite); muzzled- allowed for full exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: spayed female, no discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted, diffuse mild to moderate lichenification, seborrhea and alopecia noted along hind limbs, ventrum and along both sides CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally Assessment 1) Pyoderma- r/o most likely allergies vs parasitic vs less likely immune-mediated v neoplasia Prognosis: good Plan: Start Simplicef 10 mg/kg PO SID x 7 days, then recheck Recommend Dermatology/allergy workup
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Basic Information:: Soca is an 8 year old tan and black spayed dog that was surrendered by her owner due to the fact he is moving out of the country and can not take her with him. The owner stated that he got Soca from a friend 4 years ago.
Previously lived with:: Owner
How is this dog around strangers?: Owner stated that when around strangers Soca is friendly and outgoing. When playing with adults she is exuberant.
How is this dog around children?: Soca has not spent time in the home with children so it is unknown how she will react.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Soca has not spent time in the home with other dog so it is unknown how she will react.
How is this dog around cats?: Soca has not spent time in the home with cats so it is unknown how she will react.
Resource guarding:: Soca isn’t bothered if someone was to touch her food treats or toys. If someone unfamiliar approaches her house or family member she also isn’t bothered.
Bite history:: Soca has no bite history
Energy level/descriptors:: High
Other Notes:: Owner stated that overall Soca behaves well. During loud noises and fireworks she get nervous. Soca is friendly is someone touches her food, pushed her off the furniture disturb her while she sleeps or when she is restrained.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: No reported medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know: Owner described Soca as friendly affectionate and playful. When at home she will follow her owner around. She likes to play with balls and stuffed toys. Soca has been kept mostly indoors and eats dry dog food. When using the bathroom she will go outside on the grass or cement. When left alone in the home Soca is well behaved. She has never been put in a crate or left alone in the yard so it is unknown how she will react. Soca know how to sit, lay down, give paw and come when called. Soca is used to brisk walks on the leash. When off the leash she will wander but comes back when called.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment:: 6/23/2018
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 not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1:: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1:: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 2:: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Toy:: 5. Dog snaps or bites the Assess-a-Hand.
Summary:: Soca came into the assessment room calm and quiet, she was a bit social but fearful of her surroundings. She displayed concern when approached while engaged with her toy item, growling, baring teeth, stiff body posture when removing the item.
Summary (1):: According to Soca’s previous owner, Soca did not socialized with other dogs while in their care. 6/22: When off leash at the Care Center, Soca is nervous and avoids the other dog. She quickly moves past him when the gate is opened and investigates the area. She flinches then tenses her body when the greeter rushes towards her for a muzzle greet. 6/23: Soca is paired with a softer calmer male. She displays a tall posture and vertical tail at gate but does not socialize with him when the gate is open. She briefly sniffs him then explores the yard. When the session ends and the gate is closed, Soca returns to greets the novel male dog, displaying the same heighten posture.
Date of intake:: 6/21/2018
Summary:: Allowed all handling during intake.
Date of initial:: 6/23/2018
Summary:: Very nervous, bared teeth during exam.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Soca displays a medium activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to how uncomfortable Soca is currently with touch, novel stimuli and resource guarding in the care center, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. New hope partner: Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, as well as Soca’s concerning resource guarding issues, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address her guarding.
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding,Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Resource Guarding: In the care center, Soca has been observed to bare teeth and growl when she is approached while engaged with a toy item. It is important to leave Soca alone while she is playing and never to take anything directly from her mouth. When she is asked to drop something she should be traded for an item of equal or higher value, in order to reward Soca for relinquishing the item she has. Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Soca to approach her potential new adopters at her own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Soca to new and unfamiliar situations.
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