ROCKY – A1052834
My name is ROCKY. My Animal ID # is A1052834.
I am a male white and brown am pit bull ter. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 09/26/2015 from NY 11205, owner surrender reason stated was PET HEALTH.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/28/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 71.4 LBS.
7 ccs Pyrantel given PO 4 ccs Activyl applied intrascapular
09/26/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/26/15 17:29 Rocky is a white and brown 10 yrs. old male pitbull who was surrendered at ACC today. Rocky is not neutered and is suffering from an ear infection that has not been treated recently. He will undergo a full physical health exam to determine if he has any other health issues. He is described as being affectionate and playful. Rocky has been socialized with adults cats and other dogs at this time. When he is around adults Rocky will be shy and aloof when meeting someone new for the first time. When he is comfortable with the new person he is relaxed respectful and tolerant and will interact ith them in a gentle affectionate and well behaved manner. When he is around cats and dogs he is respectful relaxed and tolerant nd will interact with them in a gentle well behaved affectionate manner. He is a house trained dog who is well behaved both indoors and outdoors. He is described as being playful confident excitable affectionate shy mellow aloof independent and friendly. He is fearful of loud noises of any kind popping balloons and aggressive cats. Rocky is not bothered when anyone places their hand by his food or when anyone takes his toys or treats away from him. He is also not bothered when he is pushed off of the furniture or disturbed from his sleep. He will growl when he is being held or restrained. He will struggle and run when anyone tries to give him a bath or tries to cut his toenails. He is not bothered when he is having his fur brushed. He will bark and growl at a stranger approaching his home or a family member. He knows the commands sit down and stay. Rocky likes to go for slow and fast paced walks on and off of his leash. When off of his leash he will return when called and he will use the bathroom on cement or grass. He likes to play ith balls and will engge in games of fetch chase and tug of war. He eats Alpo and Pedigree dry food three times a day and is not allowed dog treats. When he is in the house he will follow his owner around and he will also stay in the same room ith them. He likes to stay on the bed in his owner’s room and he will sleep in his dog bed at night. During the Intake process Rocky a calm aloof and nervous. He did not interact with people he encountered except for his owners. He did allow himself to be collared and photographed with minimal effort. He did allow himself to be walked when his owners left by staff without incident.
No Web Memo
09/29/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Rocky came to us as an owner surrender on 9/26/15. It was reported by the owner that Rocky has been socialized with other dogs, cats and adults. He was described as relaxed, respectful and tolerant and will interact with them in a gentle affectionate and well behaved manner. The owner did state that initially Rocky is aloof and nervous when meeting strangers and will continue in this manner until he becomes comfortable with them. In addition it was reported that Rocky will growl when being restrained or held. Rocky was very aloof when entering the behavior department and was not interested in interacting with the assessor. He was actively avoiding the assessor and did not settle for the look item. He allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items, but had stiff, fearful, and trembling body language during some of these items. Rocky did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. He displayed no interest in either of the toy or rawhide items on this portion of the assessment. Due all of the information collected the behavior department believes that Rocky would do best if placed in a home with no children. Look: 3. Dog consistently avoids the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff. Flank squeeze 2. Dog stands still accepts touch body tense Flank squeeze 2. Dog stands still accepts touch body tense 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. She lifts her head when hand is pushed against her cheek. Toy: 1. No interest. Rawhide: 1. No interest. Dog-Dog: When off leash with other dogs Rocky greets well but is a bit sexually motivated. He is tolerant of solicitation but does not engage in play.
09/27/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs Rocky greets well but is a bit sexually motivated. He is tolerant of solicitation but does not engage in play.
09/28/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan: neg. sex: male est age: 10 yrs S/O: Appearance: BARH Integument: generalized alopecia, erythema, and scabbing; nails overgrown EENT: OU red; Severe erythema and proliferative tissue with large amount purulent debris AU; no nasal discharge Oral cavity: NE H/L: Grade II-III/VI heart murmur, Lungs clear ABD: NE U/G: NE M/S: Amb x 4 BCS: 4/9 Neuro: NSF NOSF A: Generalized dermatitis DDx: Demodicosis, atopy, food allergy, open P: Trimmed Nails; Skin scrape – NPS; cleaned AU and applied mometamax – continue with Otibiotic BID x 7d and recheck ears 1 week; start on Baytril 136mg – 1.5 tabs PO q24h x 7d PROGNOSIS: Fair-Good
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