TYSON – 33807
Safe - 7-19-2018 Brooklyn
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TYSON – 33807
Care Center Location: Brooklyn, ZIP Code From: 11429, Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: -, Age: 13 years, Sex: Neutered male
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 13 years according to o; Microchip noted on Intake? positive 0A13544432; History : o/s; Subjective: BARH. Discussed with behavior and will start trazodone for behavior. Observed Behavior – Muzzled for exam due to bite history. Growling, lunging, and trying to bite; Objective ; P = wnl ; R = eupneic ; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes have nuclear sclerosis ou with no d/c, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: muzzled, lower right canine sticking straight out of mouth; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MN; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Geriatric-Apparently healthy; Dental disease; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC; Rec geriatric workup +/- dental with placement; Start trazodone 100mg PO BID x7d until 7/19, reassess; Prognosis: Good; SURGERY: neutered
A Little Bit About Me…
A staff member writes: 13 years old where ??? Tyson has so much life in him you’re gonna have to keep up with him he is super sweet allows all handling and his personality is so vibrant and has such a cute face !! He is so lovable once you meet him you will see just how much life he has inside of him so don’t let the age fool you because he is fast and silly but most of all he’s loving
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Tyson is a 13 year old male that has no previous or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner had Tyson for 12 years but had to surrender due to moving
Previously lived with: 2 Adults
How is this dog around strangers? When a stranger comes to the home, Tyson will bark and growl. It takes him a few hours to be comfortable and then is friendly and outgoing. When a strangers approaches Tyson on the street, he is friendly and outgoing.
How is this dog around children? Tyson has been around children ages new born to 19 years old and was always relaxed and respectful around them
How is this dog around other dogs? Owner did not have any other dogs in the home but when taking Tyson for a walk and he would see other dogs, he would either want to play with them if they were friendly with him or bark and growl
How is this dog around cats? When Tyson sees cats outside, he will chase after them
Resource guarding: Tyson will growl and snap if someone tries to take away his food or treats but is friendly when someone takes away his toys
Bite history: Tyson has bit 1 time previous about 5 years ago.
Energy level/descriptors: High
Other Notes: Tyson is not bothered when someone holds him/restrains him, being disturbed while sleeping, being given a bath, having his coat brushed and when someone trims his nails. When an unfamiliar person would approach the home or yard, Tyson would bark, growl and snap.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
Medical Notes: Tyson does not have any medial concerns
For a New Family to Know: Tyson is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable and independent. He has a high activity level and likes to play with chew toys and bones. In the home, Tyson liked to follow the owner around from room to room. He was kept mostly indoors and is house trained. Owner stated that the only time he would have accidents is if he was not kept on a consistent schedule. Tyson was fed dry food only brand Beneful. When left alone in the home, Tyson was always well behaved. When the owner would leave Tyson in the yard alone, he would bark and dig holes. Tyson knows the cues sit, come, down, stay and shake. For exercise, he was taken on brisk walks on the leash or be let out in the yard to play. When on the leash, Tyson tends to pull very hard. Owner was able to walk Tyson off leash and stated that he would stay to close by the owners side.
Behavior during intake: Tyson had a loose and wiggly body during intake. He was jumping on the counselor lap and nudging counselors hand to pet him. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip and take a picture but unable to collar. Tyson began to growl and become overstimulated when counselor went to try to collar.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 11-Jul-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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 follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
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: Tyson came into the Safer relaxed. During the handling assessment Tyson was a bit nervous, but approached the assessor, allowing handling.
Summary (1): Tyson’s previous owners describe him as selective and reactive on leash.
7/10: When off leash at the Care Centers, Tyson appropriately greets the novel female dog with a soft body. He explores the yard, mostly keeping to himself.
7/11: Today, Tyson was selective and defensive with novel female dogs so he did not participate in an off leash interaction.
7/12: Tyson greets and socializes with a group of small male and female dogs.
Date of intake: 9-Jul-2018
Summary: Loose, wiggly initially though growled when collaring was attempted
ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner describes Tyson as a relaxed, respectful dog. In the care center Tyson has been active, and social dog displayed medium energy and movement throughout assessment. He will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13), No cats
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to Tyson’s noted resource guarding with food/treats, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
No Cats:Tyson has shown an intense focus on cats(will chase them) and as a result poses a potential safety risk for cats. He must not go to a home with resident cats or where he may come into contact with cats.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: Tyson’s previous owner notes that he may growl/snap when his food bowl is approached. We recommend that Tyson be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Tyson’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
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