BOSS – A1037355
BOSS – A1037355
MALE, TAN, GERM SHEPHERD MIX, 10 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason NO ANSWER
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 05/23/2015, From NY 10452, DueOut Date05/26/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan neg Go slow with this dog, snaps when moved S/O: HX: lived in a garage, head tilt present, wobbly Forelimbs >Hindlimbs Appearance: QDR, Integument: Dirt and greasey hair coat, normal nails EENT: OU clear, AU clean, No nasal d/c, nonvestibular at this time. Oral cavity: mouth exam could not be done on intial exam when handled PLN: WNL H/L: No murmur or arrhythmias, Lungs clear ABD: Soft non painful U/G: Urinates when walking, no BM on entry to building but some dry stool at tail–check for diarrhea while at ACC M/S: Amb x 4, can get up on his own, wobbly forelimbs more than hindlimbs, With Head tilt R makes the dog stumble as if ataxic, Hind end movement typical old GSD arthritis BCS: 4/9 – DSPs easily felt on palpation Neuro: NSF, non vestibular upon entry to building – put into medical for lower stress enviroment. NOSF A: Geriatric, head tilt, non vestibular, ambulatory once up with patient handler r/o otitis media vs. old cranial trauma, arthitic P: Baytril 100 1.7 cc IM SID 14 d Tramadol 50 mg – 1 tablet PO BID 14 days Rimadyl 75mg – 1/2 tablet BID 14 days NH placement vs EHR Guarded Px
A Staff member writes: Boss is an oldie but goodie at MACC. This old shepherd really just wants to cuddle and sleep on your lab, bed, carpet, or couch. He’s got the perfect fur for bear hugs and will gladly give you back the love if you go slowly with him and have the patience to allow him to love you. Boss is a super calm dog who’s always soft and easy going. He has little interest in a rawhide and although alert around other dogs, he does not show signs of stiffness. He is a tad bit nervous now as he should be being moved around so much at his age, but he hasn’t met you yet! So come on and show him that there’s really nothing to worry about!
RE EXAM 5/25/15:
QARH, Resting quietly in medical, Friendly, Eating/drinking, Will move to larger cage in holding today
Due to his medical condition, it was difficult to get Boss out of his cage, but his behavior and demeanor remained soft. Once he walked into the assessment room he remained extremely calm and allowed for all handling items that could be performed safely; Flank was used due to medical and tag was skipped. He did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl and had no interest in toy but minimal interest in the rawhide. The dog-to-dog portion of the assessment was performed while Boss was lying down and another dog was walked into the room, again, due to his medical condition. During dog-dog, Boss was aware of the other dog’s presence and became more alert and somewhat interested but remained seated.
Boss was brought to the care center as a stray; upon intake he was a bit nervous. He was very calm and cooperative throughout the assessment and showed no behavioral concerns. The Behavior Department feels that Boss displayed behaviors compatible with those that can be placed in an average home.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is low with relaxed body posture. Dog is panting.
Flank squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Food: 1. Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish, but does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Dog’s body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. He lifts his head when hand is pushed against his cheek.
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 1. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog may smell and mouth, then turns away.
Dog-dog: 1. Dogs ears are erect, body not stiff, lip long.
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