WILCO – A1074679
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WILCO – A1074679
***SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY***
MALE, TAN / WHITE, SHIH TZU / BRUSS GRIFFON, 4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/22/2016, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 05/30/2016,
MEDICAL: 05/25/16 15:19:
VC: Clean ears, perform STT, possible sedation
S/O: BAR, APP++. Cardiac auscultation reveals grade 2/6 left apical systolic murmur.
Sedated w/ 0.4ml Telazol and 0.08ml Dexmedetomidine IV
SST: OS 12, OD 14
Cleaned hear, plucked wax matted hair from ears. Applied otibiotic AU.
A: Dental disease, otitis externa, KCS (SST values are borderline, but given the presence of other signs likely KCS). Heart murmur
P: Recommend NH plea for placement. Ears need treatment, and will require regular cleaning and hair plucking. KCS treatment is typically cyclosporine BID. Thoracic rads, +/- echo recommned to characterize the heart murmur. Wilco will not be able to be medicated in the shelter due to his behavior and attempts to bite. Prognosis: Good w/ treatment.
Scan : 0A1108346C, Sex: Neutered, Approx 4yr
S/O: BAR. Attempts to bite when handled. Dental disease grade 2/4. Ears contain copious yellow waxy discharge w/ matting. OD appears WNL, OS has neovasculatization w/ mild amount of dried ocular discharge around eye.
Limited initial due to behavior, unable to collar, muzzle and restrain dog for treatment of ears and STT to r/o KCS.
A: Dental disease, otitis externa, presumptive KCS, overweight.
P: Recheck tomorrow, may require sedation for ear cleaning and STT.
Recommend NH plea due to behavior and potential KCS, and ears will likely not be able to be treated in the shelter to behavior. KCS, if confirmed, will require long-term treatment w/ topical medication
PROGNOSIS: Good -fair
SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY
Wilco came in as a stray, so his past behaviors in a home are unknown. At intake it was reported Wilco was tense, he allowed some handling. During SAFER Wilco came into the assessment room shy and calm, he was not interested with the assessor. Not all handling items were able to be conducted as Wilco growled at the assessor when attempting to pet him. He displayed no interest in the toy item during this portion of the assessment. In light of this behavior we feel that placement with a rescue who can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification is the best option at this time.
Toy 1: No interest.
Dog-dog: Wilco was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Wilco greets appropriately and wanders in the pen.
Wilco is a 4 year old male Shih tzu mix dog who arrived as a stray surrender. Upon intake Wilco was indifferent to introduction and very still for handling. Wilco allowed petting of the body but was not receptive to handling around the neck. Counselor was able to scan for microchip (positive) and photograpah but did not collar.
Wilco arrived as a stray surrender. Upon intake Wilco was quiet and indifferent to introduction. However when left on his own Wilco would approach and sit near counselors feet. Wilco allowed petting of the body and also allowed himself to picked up to be photographed. Wilco allowed all handling while photographing however when attempting to collar Wilco attempted to bite (no contact made) counselors hand and also attempted to bite the collar when close to the neck. He did not growl for this. Counselor made one more attempt and then disengaged. Counselor then went to re-leash Wilco and he would not allow this again attempting to bite the hand (no contact made) and would bite the leash as well. Counselor used a towel to stabilize Wilco and was able to leash but Wilco did attempt to flee. Wilco was somewhat resistant to being picked up in towel when being given to ACO for bels.
PLAYGROUP: Wilco was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Wilco greets appropriately and wanders in the pen. 5/29: Wilco displays the same appropriate behavior.
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