TERESA – 16969
Safe - 1-13-2018 Brooklyn
TERESA – 16969
**NEEDS FOLLOW UP VET CARE FOR FRACTURES**
7 month female tan, stray, 23 pounds:
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 7 months old; Observed Behavior – friendly; Evidence of Trauma seen – yes; Objective BARH. ; P = 80; R = 24; BCS 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: wnl; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: intact female (mild vulvar swelling — possibly in heat); MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted. Stilted gait in both hindlimbs (right > left). Some crepitus palpated at left stifle. Moderate swelling at both stifle joints. Extension and flexion of both stifles does not induce pain response. ; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; Hindlimb lameness (bilateral) — suspect stifle damage (congenital vs traumatic). Prognosis: fair to good (with veterinary surgical care) Plan: Recommend New Hope placement with orthopedic consult. Starting on 25 mg rimadyl po bid for 5 days. Needs behavior eval. Ok for surgery (depending on rescue group desire/needs — can be waived for spay surgery at ACC and have it done at local veterinarian pending orthopedic consult).
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 27-Dec-2017
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 stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Teresa engaged in play, and seeks attention from the assessor. Teresa allowed handling; she was relaxed, but vocal.
Teresa was brought in with 3 other medium mixed breed dogs, reported to have lived together, however no information about their behavior was provided.
12/27: When off leash at the Care Center, Teresa is nervous around the male helper dog. She hides behind the handler, displaying a tuck tail. As the session continues, Teresa attempts to engage in gentle play, but is a bit unsure. She oscillates between seeking attention from the handlers and engaging in play. She offers a series of correction when the other dog persistently paw slaps her.
Date of intake: 26-Dec-2017
Summary: Teresa allowed collaring and handling, and showed no behavior concerns.
Date of initial: 26-Dec-2017
Summary: Teresa was friendly, and social.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Teresa so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment.
Teresa is a young, enthusiastic, social dog, and will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
H – Healthy
Intake info: Basic Information: Teresa was left in the lobby of the care center.
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