SPIKE – 34512
Safe - 7-30-2018 Manhattan
SPIKE – 34512
Intake Date: 7/14/18 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: — Sex: Neutered Age: 10 years
Weight: 54 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 10 year; Microchip noted on Intake? none; History : Owner surrendered, Spike last saw a vet in December of 2017 and has no known medical concerns. Subjective: BAR, curious, euhydrated, no evidence of vomit/nausea or diarrhea; Observed Behavior – Will accept gentle touch to some places, touching to the ears, face or ventrum will cause him to pull away or snap. Will start to thrash when restrained and will constantly try to remove the muzzle; Objective ; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes OU: Severe chemosis, epiphora with mucoid discharge, cornea clear. Eyes symmetrically open, no evidence of blepherospasm. There was serous nasal discharge; Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar. The mucocutaneous junction along the muzzle and the dorsal bridge of the muzzle all had erythema and hypotrichosis; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Intact male two testicles in the scrotum round and soft; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, there are areas of linear alopecia along the front paws bilaterally the hair coar is otherwise unremarkable, there is a 0.5-1 inch round, movable, subcutaneous mass on the right dorsal pelvis ; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment 1. Severe conjunctivitis OU 2. Allergy: atopy vs. food 3. Moderate dental tartar 4. Mass in subcutaneous tissue: granuloma vs. neoplasia; Prognosis: fair to good; Plan: 1. NeoPolyDex opthalmic ointment OU SID for 5 days 2. Benadryl 75mg BID PO for 14 days, may continue indefinitely is it resolves signs 3. Recommend regular dental treatments and daily dental brushing 4. Recommend Mal-a-seb bathing twice a week until 1 month after signs resolve 5. Recommend FNA of the mass 6. Recheck in 1 week; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Have you been waiting for a dapper gentledog with old-fashioned good manners to breeze into your life and sweep you off your feet? Then get ready to swoon because handsome senior Spike is newly single and ready to mingle! 10 years of love and loyalty have mellowed this frosty-faced fellow into the most wonderful companion, a social sweetie who’s always happy to make new acquaintances, still has plenty of pep in his step and even lived in peaceful harmony with a cat. He’s playful yet calm, affectionate but not clingy and those magnificent jowls are custom-made for flapping right over your hand as he softly kisses it hello. A fine leash walker, obedient sitter and gentle treat taker, Spike has all the grace and dignity you’d expect from a senior but there’s still a silly side to him too and every so often he’ll break into puppy-like bursts of bounciness, even going so far as to chase a ball in the muggy summer heat. Spike’s former owner couldn’t say enough good things about him and shared all his favorite hobbies (going for walks, playing with squeaky toys and watching TV), where he likes to sleep (his doggie bed) and just how gentle, tolerant and respectful he was toward his kitty and human siblings. A ready-made pet who’ll feel like part of the family in no time flat, Spike is at our Manhattan Care Center patiently waiting to meet his next great love. Could it be you?
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Spike is a 10 year old brown brindle and white large mixed breed dog. He was brought in due to owner having personal issues.
Previously lived with: 1 adult, 1 child, 1 cat
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers Spike is friendly and outgoing.
How is this dog around children? Around children spike is tolerant and respectful
How is this dog around other dogs? Spike has been around dogs and will become aggressive if the other dog shows aggression towards him.
How is this dog around cats? Spike lived with an altered 10 year old female domestic short haired cat. He is tolerant and respectful and gets along with her great.
Spike is friendly if: His food bowl, toys or treats are touched. If he is pushed off furniture He is held or restrained. When someone unfamiliar approaches the house or yard Spike will bark. If someone unfamiliar approaches the owner spike is friendly and will display a wagging tail.
Bite history: Spike has not bitten another animal or person.
Energy level/descriptors: Medium, Friendly, affectionate, playful,
Other Notes: He is not disturbed while sleeping or resting. Spike enjoys baths and having his nails trimmed and his coat brushed. Spike isnt bothered if his feet are touch either.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: Spike last saw a vet in December of 2017 and has no known medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know: Spike is a friendly affectionate playful dog. He has a medium activity level and loves walking playing and watching tv. The owner’s favorite thing about spike is that he is sweet and loving. When youre home spike will follow you around. He likes squeaky stuffed and ball toys. He also loves chew bones. Spike likes to play fetch tug chase guarding, wrestling and likes to alert. He has been kept mostly indoors but will go on frequent walks. Spike likes to sleep in a doggy bed or on a floor with a rug. Spike enjoys both wet and dry foods of the pedigree brand. Spikes favorite treats are bones. Spike is mostly housetrained and will have accidents a few times a month. Spike likes to potty on grass cement gravel and dirt. Spike is well behaved when left alone and will bark and whine. He has never been crate trained. Spike knows how to sit and stay. Spike likes slow walks on leash and pulls lightly. Spike wanders if off leash but will come to you if he is called.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, spike greeted me with a wiggly body as i was scanning him for a microchip. He licked my hand and jumped on me to greet me. He allowed me to collar him take a photo. As i was walking spike into the dog room, he saw a female unaltered dog and he started to lick her kennel and seek to play he was whining but displayed no signs of aggression and was loose bodied. Spike was distracted by the other dog so getting him into a kennel was a bit of a hassle but as he calmed down he walked straight in. ALlowed all handling.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 16-Jul-2018
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Spike approached the assessor with a soft body and shoulder rubbed several. He quickly pulled his head away and whined when look was attempted and became tense when his paw was touched.
Summary (1): 7/17: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Spike is initially tense upon approach. When solicited with play, he engages while remaining tense. He at times postures himself to mount.
Date of intake: 14-Jul-2018
Summary: Loose body, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Spike is described as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to becoming uncomfortable with in depth handling, we recommend a home without young children. Older, gentle children should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Potential challenges: House soiling, Handling/touch sensitivity
Potential challenges comments: House soiling: Spike is noted to have accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend positive reinforcement, reward-based training only.
Handling/touch sensitivity: Spike has appeared uncomfortable with in depth handling at the care center, such as when his face or paws are touched. He has responded appropriately by pulling away, so it is important to always go slow and give Spike the option to walk away from any social interaction. Spike should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Spikeâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Spike may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.Â Â
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