TEMPA – 32334
Safe - 6-30-2018 Manhattan
TEMPA – 32334
Intake Date : 6/25/18 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: -, Age: 14 years, Sex: Male
Weight: – lbs
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 14yo Microchip noted on Intake? neg Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : o/s. Hx chronic ear infections Subjective: BAR. Would not allow oral exam. Muzzled just in case, but was well behaved during PE. Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective T = P = wnl R = wnl BCS 4/9 EENT: OU nuclear sclerosis and mild iris atrophy, no discharge. Mild to moderate amount of black/brown ceruminous debris, canals appear mildly thickened and irritated. No nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Muzzled. would not allow examination PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: tense but Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 teticles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites. Approx 1cm pink raised/pedunculated mass on upper right lateral thigh. Diffuse multifocal areas of crusty dermatitis throughout body, a lot on top of head. Lichenification, alopecia, calluses on lateral elbows and stifles. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally Assessment geriatric intact male dermatitis otitis externa nuclear sclerosis iris atrophy mass — r/o papilloma Prognosis: good Plan: ctm until transfer/adoption cephalexin 500mg PO BID x 14 days cephalexin 250mg PO BID x 14 days gentizol AU BID x 7 days SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: He may be a member of the silver muzzle club but gentle senior Tempa (32334) is still ready to make the most out of life and he’s just as agile as his younger friends (if a little bit slower) and happy to trot down stairs, get up on a bench or nuzzle into a friendly lap for petting and sweet talk. One hundred percent kid proof (he lived happily with 5 of them!) and totally fine chilling with lower energy dogs of all sexes and sizes, Tempa rocked his behavior assessment and I can’t imagine a better, sweeter or more affectionate pet for almost any family…but no cats, please! He’s a great (and occasionally stubborn) leash walker and so easy to handle, politely passing other dogs and promptly taking care of all his business before getting down to his favorite hobby of sniffing absolutely everything in sight. Once Tempa decides he’s found ‘the spot’, time stands still and so will you because he’ll resolutely refuse to move until ALL the sniffing is done! Eager to accept treats from anyone ready to spoil him, he already knows commands for come and sit and he mouths his reward ever so lightly from your hand too. 14 is the new 8 and for those with the heart to see, Tempa is nothing more or less than the perfect pet.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 6/27/2018
Look:: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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:: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
Toy:: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Summary:: Tempa approached the assessor with a soft body. He was social throughout the assessment, solicited attention, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1):: 6/26: When introduced off leash to female dogs, Tempa greets politely.
Summary (2):: 6/27-28: Tempa keeps only to himself in a group of calm male and female dogs.
Summary (3):: 6/29: Tempa greets a group of female dogs politely and follows them around the pen.
Date of intake:: 6/25/2018
Summary:: Tempa allowed all handling and laid down.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Tempa is described as having a low level of activity.
Recommendations:: No cats
Potential challenges: : House soiling,Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: House soiling: Tempa is noted to have accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend positive reinforcement, reward-based training only. Fearful: Tempa is reported to be a bit shy with new people and “protective” over the children in the home. Tempa should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Tempa’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Tempa 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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