BOYSENBERRY – A1060757
Safe 12-24-2015 Brooklyn
My name is BOYSENBERRY. My Animal ID # is A1060757.
I am a male gray and white american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 12/17/2015 from NY 11429, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/17/2015 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 65.0 LBS.
Gave 6.5cc Pyrantel PO Applied 4cc Activyl
12/17/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/17/15 09:16 Upon intake Boysenberry was loose body and docile. He ate treats and allowed to be pet. He scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
12/20/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: To the undistinguished eye Boysenberry might look like just a grey and white pitbull with a bum leg, but really he is a noble, resilient, one-of-a-kind guy! He was found as a stray and no one’s come to look for him. Maybe he got loose, maybe he was left out, maybe he stopped being wanted. Maybe his person couldn’t care for his leg. But Boysenberry (armed with some painkillers), in this strange new place with strange new people and a leg that is probably very painful doesn’t want pity. He wants to go out and about! He wants to relieve himself and keep his cage clean (he seems to hold it in forever, even though his meds might be causing a little stomach upset). He wants to wag his tail whenever anyone pays him attention. He wants to play with toys and when he thinks the leash might be one he listens to me when I explain otherwise. He wants to look up at me often and hold soft eye contact. He wants to get pet and give many, many kisses! He wants treats, treats and more treats! I think he probably wants them for free, but he’ll sit for them or even stand on his hind legs (both of those are good after all!) He doesn’t seem to want to befriend the dog we encounter, but isn’t hard to distract. He wants to hop up on the bench with me, and does. He wants to rest his head on my knee and his paws on my lap. He doesn’t want to go back in his cage, but is utterly cooperative when I pick him up and put him in. Most of all, sweetest Boysenberry wants a place to call home. He would love for you to visit him at Brooklyn ACC!
12/19/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Helper dog: A1060678 Boysenberry came in as a stray, so his past behaviors in a home are unknown. At intake it was reported Boysenberry was loose and wiggly, he allowed all handling. During SAFER Boysenberry came into the assessment room loose and wiggly, he was friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Tag interaction was skipped due to his medical condition, and during the resources portion of the assessment Boysenberry was easy to handle when engaged with the item. When on leash for dog to dog interaction Boysenberry approach the helper dog with tense body language, growls and tail well above spine. Due to some concerns with Boysenberry being reactive towards other dogs, the behavior department feels he can be suitable for and experience adopter and the only pet at home. Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Flank Squeeze 2:1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away. Dog-dog: 3. Dog approaches the helper dog by rushing in with his tail high, stiff body, head tall, and ears erect.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
12/17/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan: neg sex: male, intact est age: 2yrs S/O: Dog is BARH, BCS 5/9, Grade 0-1/4 dental dz, old scars on top of head and right forelimb, favors right front – firm swelling, mild heat, and popping right carpus, ROM severely decreased, NOSF A: Lameness, Osteoarthritis RF DDx: Osteomyelitis from old joint penetrating injury, possible septic arthritis, open P: Sedated with 0.9cc hydromorphone and 0.9cc dexmedetomidine IM for sedation at 9:30AM, right lateral and DP radiographs of the right carpus reveals soft tissue swelling, decreased bone density +/- fusion of small carpal bones and some periosteal reaction. Gave 3cc Baytril 100mg/mL (10mg/kg) SQ left flank and 2.6cc Rimadyl 50mg/mL (4.4mg/kg) SQ right flank. Gave 0.9cc Atimpamezole IM for reversal at 10:01AM. Continue Baytril 164mg – 2 tabs PO q24h x 14d and Rimadyl 100mg – 1/2 tab PO q12h x 14d; recheck 1 week PROGNOSIS: Good-Fair with long-term management for OA
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