GEORGIE – A1040819
***NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION***
GEORGIE – A1040819
***SAFER : EXP/NOCHILD***NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION***
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, BOSTON TERRIER MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/20/2015, From NY 10009, DueOut Date 06/20/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Negative MC Intact male BARH Mild to moderate tartar on teeth Older dog, not yet geriatric Not Lame as asilomar states: bow legged in back (does not seem painful, can bend, did not feel crepitus, seems like a congenital issue) affects gait Paraphimosis Tongue protrudes without drooling, no dental disease Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) Overgrown nails, trimmed NOSF
A Staff member writes :
Meet Georgie!! Georgie is a nice, but shy little boy in need of immediate care. Georgie has atrophied hind end and his tongue hangs out from his mouth. Due to his medical needs and the nervous behavior he has shown at the care center, Georgie would do best in an Experienced home without children.
S/O: Vet check for bow legged appearance + paraphimosis
Patient is BAR, cooperative for handling; Penis is not engorged, no masses on the penis seen – no obvious abnormlaities; When pushed back into the prepuce with lubrication, it slowly glides back out; The caudal leg muscles appear to have a mild muscle atrophy (gastrocnemius muscles) – the tarsus appears to be hyperextended when standing – bow-legged gait may be secondary to the this abnormality.
Patient is able to flex the tarsus though (bilaterally) – and does so when ambulating. The stifles do abduct slightly, but patient is non-painful, non-bothersome on palpation. NO obvious fractures/trauma
A: Paraphimosis – r/o hypoplastic preputial muscles vs. overstretched muscles vs. other; hyperextended tarsus – r/o congenital vs. previous trauma vs. other
P: Recommend New Hope placement for repair +/- further work-up of paraphimosis
Also -recommend consult with orthopedic surgeon for hind limbs. Until then – patient needs frequent lubrication applied to penis – keep clean and moist.
QAR one handed exam
eating at ACC; Hindend weakness and atropy of Musculature down the spine, paraphimosis; Motor present but seems to be nerve innervation damage, tongue sticks out as well
A: Hind end weakness, motor present walks,non reducible- paraphymoisis, tongue sticking out
P: NH placement for dxistic workup
Stable for now, nonadoptable needs workup- starting with rads and bloodwork
Px Poor to guarded ; Continue to lubricate penis daily
penis flaccid, no pain in os penis; reducible, but no tension holding within prepuce; bar; permanent waive for surgery because of neurologic condition including genitourinary aspects- open diagnosis
Georgie appears to be a 6 year old male dog. Owner stated he has never been to the vet and was gotten when someone near her building was being evicted and was letting the dog out loose.
Social life and Personality:
According to owner he has not been around children and dogs so his behaviors are unknown. He lived with a cat and did not interact with her but did sleep in the same room. He is mostly house trained and has a low level of energy.
He has not bitten anyone since he was with the owner. When unfamiliar people approach the house or family member he is not bothered and either stays where he is or will retreat to another room.
New Family Info:
He will stay in a favorite spot at home and rarely seeks attention. He was fed both wet and dry food (no particular brand. Owner stated it was whatever was on sale at the store).
During intake Georgie would retreat from extended hand and when touched had stiff body. When scanned was negative for a microchip. When attempting to touch he would attempt to run away but had difficulty walking. When given treat he would sniff but was not interested in eating. When owner left he sat by admission counselor’s side but when attempting to be interacted with he would retreat.
Georgie was nervous and did not approach the assessor but was not bothered when the assessor approached him. He was shy and nervous and trembled during handling, with fearful body language. He would not follow the assessor during tag and was unresponsive when touched. He was a bit difficult to push out of the food bowl, but had soft body language. Georgie had no interest in toys or rawhide.
Georgie was surrendered to the care center by his owner. His previous owners reported that Georgie lived with a cat but did not interact with it. It was also reported that Georgie has a low energy level and is unbothered or will retreat into another room when unfamiliar people enter the home. Due to Georgie’s fearful behavior during the assessment, the Behavior Department recommends he go to an experienced home with no young children that will be able to provide positive experiences for him. In addition, we recommend Georgie be given the opportunity to interact at his own pace.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body is trembling and fearful, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is low, body trembling, mouth closed, lip long, ears forward.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back.
Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Food: 2. Dog follows the dish with his tail down, body soft. Dog lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek.
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 1. Dog approaches the helper dog submissively (head low, tail low, ears back, lip long).
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